What is Minister Coteau waiting for? – Latest move by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS means Ministry must take charge of agency immediately, says CUPE

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON –  Negotiators for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound have reneged on their pledge to the government and to the union to take outstanding contract issues in the current labour dispute to binding arbitration, leaving northern communities without the child protection services…

Local and Provincial CUPE leaders pen open letter to Peel School Board Community in wake of Islamophobic incidents

Mississauga, ON – Earlier today, in the wake of several Islamophobic and Anti-Muslim acts taking place in Peel Region, Local and Provincial CUPE Leaders issued an open letter to all members of the Peel District School Board Community. The full text of this letter is below.     An Open Letter to the Peel District School…

Talks break off in CUPE-Canadian Hearing Society Negotiations

Union: “We still need a willing partner to resolve this” TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 1, 2017) – After four days of bargaining, talks have broken off between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073 and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). Talks were aimed at ending a province-wide strike that started March 6th. “We…

Statement of Solidarity with Locked Out OECTA Teachers

NIAGARA, ON – The following statement was made today by Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario: CUPE Ontario sends their support and solidarity to the members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) who were locked out by the Niagara Catholic District School Board on Monday, March 20. CUPE Ontario is the province’s largest…

World Water Day 2017

As Ontario’s community union, CUPE Ontario knows that public water and wastewater services are essential to community health. That’s why over the past year CUPE Ontario has continued to work with our labour and community allies to secure clean and safe public water services for all. Public drinking water and wastewater services are human rights.…

Canadian Hearing Society strikers ask: “Why won’t our employer come to the table?”

TORONTO – On the day marking two weeks on the picket line, 227 workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) are asking, “Why won’t our employer come to the table and bargain a settlement?” The two sides have not met since the strike commenced on March 6th.   On Thursday, March 16th, Canadian Union of…

Open 200 permanent beds at Ottawa hospitals to deal with critical bed shortage

OTTAWA, ON — With patients in hallways and offices, and occupancy levels at Ottawa hospitals consistently at 100 per cent and some days spiking upwards of 120 per cent,  the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) today called on the province to open at least 200 fully-funded and permanent beds at hospitals, Ottawa-wide. The beds are…

Kitchener/Waterloo Canadian Hearing Society staff on strike to defend inclusion and fairness, get picket line boost Friday 10 a.m.

KITCHENER/WATERLOO, ON — Kitchener/Waterloo area Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) staff on strike for a deal that ensures they can provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the CHS will get a boost on the picket line tomorrow (Friday, March 17, 2017). Colleagues from the agency’s Hamilton and Peel offices, Canadian Union of Public…

At St. Patrick’s Day picket line rally, striking workers and supporters will “wear the green” to defend inclusion and fairness at CHS

KINGSTON, ON – Workers on strike for a deal that ensures they can provide high-quality, reliable and accessible services for clients of the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) will be joined on the picket line tomorrow (Friday) by colleagues from CHS Belleville, as well as community supporters and labour allies from Kingston. They will be sporting…

“We have given Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS the tools it needs to end the lockout”: a statement from the president of CUPE 2049 following meeting with board members

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound were locked out of their jobs on December 23, following their attempts to negotiate a collective agreement that defends high-quality child protection services in the north. The lockout will reach its 12-week mark…