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

Ontario’s University workers and students need more than ‘window dressing’ from Ford Government to get through COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO, ON – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and students at Ontario’s post-secondary institutions need more than ‘window dressing’ currently on offer from the Provincial Government, the Chair of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) warned today. “Ontario’s Universities are by no means immune from…

CUPE Ontario mourns the loss of friends, colleagues, and comrades in Ukrainian International Airlines crash.

On behalf of the 270,000 CUPE members across Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to families, friends, and co-workers who lost loved ones in the tragic crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752. Twenty-four passengers from eight Ontario universities were on the flight, many of whom were members of CUPE academic locals. Although we are…

Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Committee elected Executive Vice-President Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

Toronto, ON – CUPE Ontario is thrilled to announce that Janice Folk Dawson, Chair of CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) has been elected as the Executive Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Having served on the CUPE Ontario Executive Board for almost two decades, Janice, who is also the President…


CUPE Ontario hails court ruling striking down Ford Conservatives’ attack on students’ rights and services

TORONTO – A court ruling, striking down efforts by the Ford Conservative government to choke off democratically-approved funding for hundreds of Ontario campus organizations, represents a dramatic victory for students and workers at Universities across the province, the leader of Ontario’s largest union said today. “We were thrilled to learn that the Courts have quashed…