“Locked out refugee settlement workers deserve better”: CUPE Ontario sends message of solidarity to CUPE Local 2348 members

When Winnipeg residents who rely on refugee settlement services discovered that the Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC) locked out staff, it highlighted the essential services members of CUPE Local 2348 provide. From across province, CUPE Ontario’s 280,000 members are in complete solidarity with the members who’ve been locked out since April 27 and who have…

“Recognizing and extending solidarity”: CUPE Ontario’s statement for Asian and South Asian Heritage Month

Asian and South Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated in May since the 1990s and was formally recognized by the Canadian government in 2002. The occasion is an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of people of Asian descent while recognizing the struggles and unique histories of these communities. Although Canada likes to present itself as…

With LTC Commission COVID-19 findings, CUPE calls for immediate creation of full-time jobs, application of precautionary principle by PC government

TORONTO, ON – The clear recommendations from Ontario’s Long-Term Care Commission for the creation of more full-time jobs and, on the application of the precautionary principle in health care settings, require that the provincial government and the medical officer of health act immediately to prevent more COVID-19 deaths and LTC resident harm, says the Canadian…

Our solidarity is undivided

“Our solidarity is undivided”: CUPE Ontario and the OFL reaffirm link between support for Land Back and Migrant Justice

CUPE Ontario and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) recommit to connecting the dots between all workers’ struggles. Our solidarity for Indigenous Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane from Six Nations and our solidarity for migrant workers are interwoven. We support Land Defenders asserting their right to their traditional territory because we recognize the…

First Responders Day Message

This year on May 1st, First Responders Day, we recognize the workers who have been battling on the front lines of a global crisis for over a year now. On this day, one year ago, we were calling on the government to make sure that the paramedics and ambulance communications officers on the front lines…

Ontario southwest patients at even more risk under PC’s 8-year funding plan, like operating area hospitals today with more than 3300 fewer staff and $763 million less dollars

Although COVID-19 has shown how little capacity our hospitals have after decades of cuts, the crisis for southwest Ontario hospital patients will get much worse, says a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) research paper, Ontario Hospital Crisis: Overcapacity and Under Threat released today. The Ontario 2021 budget plans to cut COVID health care funds…

Hamilton, Niagara patients at even more risk under PC’s 8-year funding plan, like operating area hospitals today with more than 3000 fewer staff and $594 million less dollars

HAMILTON/NIAGARA ON – Although COVID-19 has shown how little capacity our hospitals have after decades of cuts, the crisis for Hamilton and Niagara hospital patients will get much worse, says a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) research paper, Ontario Hospital Crisis: Overcapacity and Under Threat released today. The Ontario 2021 budget plans to cut…