“The heroic contributions of workers will always inspire hope”: CUPE Ontario’s Labour Day statement

This Labour Day, there’s certainly lots for working people to be concerned about. Elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities, are reopening without the safety measures students and workers alike need. Meanwhile, the Ford Conservatives are still refusing to sign an agreement to ensure $10/a day childcare. Cases are steadily going up, with the latest…

“Use our Skills!” Unemployed airline workers can support vaccination efforts: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – As mass immunization efforts ramp up across the province, CUPE Ontario is calling for temporarily unemployed airline workers to be prioritized as an available workforce to support COVID-19 vaccination clinics. “Most airline workers possess first-aid training, speak multiple languages, and have federal security clearance” said Jill Patterson, the Vice-President of CUPE Local…

“We haven’t been treated the same”: CUPE airline workers call for immediate financial support and access to benefits

(TORONTO, ON) Yesterday, on April 1, flight attendants and flight directors, members of the Toronto Base of Air Transat, CUPE Local 4047, made their final repatriation flights, bringing Canadians back to the country due to the pandemic. The 740 members in Toronto, who are being laid off on April 5, are currently voting on a…