Health care resolutions call for end to for-profit LTC, privatization of patient care, and exploitation of racialized health care workers

In a year dominated by a pandemic, health care resolutions kicked off the policy and action plan debate at CUPE Ontario’s 57th annual convention. CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick urged delegates to support Resolution #55, calling for the Provincial government takeover of privately-owned and managed long-term care homes and the creation of a system that…

Health and safety workers at IHSA target systemic sexism in collective agreement negotiations, trigger countdown to possible job action

Toronto, ON — Ontario’s construction, infrastructure, and transportation industries may come to a grinding halt by the mid of June, reports the Ontario Compensation Employees Union (OCEU)/ Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1750, whose employer rejected several proposals to address workplace barriers that prevent women from advancement, skill development, and participation in the…

CUPE report calls for third-party review, alleges underperformance by pension fund manager OMERS

The union for Ontario public sector employees has renewed calls for an outside review of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, saying the pension’s 2020 loss is part of a long-term pattern of underperformance. In response, OMERS said Wednesday that an independent review “is not warranted.” The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario said…

“Not just ‘one tough year’”: CUPE Ontario calls for independent review of OMERS investment performance

TORONTO, ON – The long-term underperformance of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan urgently requires a full and independent review, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario in a report released today. Take action at cupe.on.ca/fixomers “Investment returns are a critical part of funding the pensions of front-line workers. Unlike…