Statement from David Simao, Chair of OUWCC Re: Canadian Emergency Student Benefit

TORONTO – The Federal Government’s announcement this week of further supports for the post-secondary education sector across Canada is a step in the right direction. The Government’s inclusion of new financial benefits for university students is a welcome, albeit overdue recognition that students and workers in the post-secondary education sector have not been immune from…

Statement from Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario and David Simao, Chair of OUWCC

TORONTO – CUPE Ontario represents more than thirty thousand (30,000) university workers across Ontario, who are represented within the union through the Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee (OUWCC). CUPE Ontario and OUWCC strongly condemn the recent moves by Ryerson University to terminate its operational agreement with the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU) and sever all ties…


When: February 20, 2020 – February 23, 2020 all day
Where: CUPE – Ontario Regional Office, 80 Commerce Valley Dr E, Thornhill, ON L3T 0B2, Canada

Agenda First Call Access Request Form On-Site Child Registration Form Guidelines for Local Support at Events Local Support Application Family or Dependent Care Subsidy

OUWCC Conference 2019

When: February 21, 2019 – February 24, 2019 all day
Where: CUPE Ontario Regional Office, 80 Commerce Valley Dr E, Thornhill, ON L3T 0B2, Canada

Agenda Access Request Form On-Site Child Care Registration Guidelines For Local Support At Events Local Support Application

OUWCC Conference

When: February 22, 2018 – February 25, 2018 all day
Where: Ontario Regional Office , 80 Commerce Valley Dr E, Thornhill, ON L3T 0B2, Canada

Forms OUWCC Conference Agenda First Call: OUWCC Conference Second Call: OUWCC Conference Family Care Subsidy Local Support Application Onsite Childcare 2017

Students and Workers concerned about unsafe campus reopening plans

Post-secondary students and workers in colleges and universities have faced many challenges throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. While the announcement that post-secondary institutions will be opening in the fall is exciting news, safety needs to be the top priority. Sadly, with less than a week before the fall term begins, guidelines have finally been introduced but…

Ford Conservatives‘ ‘hands off, head in sand’ approach to campus reopenings put Safe September, university students and workers at risk

Statement from OUWCC Chair David Simao and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn regarding Ministry of Colleges and Universities directives on re-opening post-secondary institutions in September. No amount of magical thinking on Doug Ford’s or Minister Jill Dunlop’s part will make the risk of transmission fall to a level that allows universities to simply throw open…