“From our communities to the courts, repeal Bill 124”: CUPE Ontario reacts to Superior Court hearing the legal challenge

(TORONTO, ON) It’s a milestone in the fight to repeal Bill 124, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario during a press conference about the start of court hearings regarding the legislation. “We are here today to take the next step in our legal challenge against Bill 124,” said Fred Hahn, President of…

Repeal Bill 124: Press Conference

Hear from frontline workers about why now’s the time to finally repeal Bill 124. “Part of what makes a university community strong is top-quality services, delivered by professionals with stable and secure jobs. Our working conditions are students’ learning conditions, and we take that responsibility really seriously.”- Allan James, President of CUPE Local 3261, representing…

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CUPE Ontario continuing opposition to provincial wage cap restrictions

“Let’s be real, it’s predominantly female workers who’ve had wages capped by Bill 124 while predominantly male workers, like police officers and firefighters, were exempted,” said Lisa Barker, a registered practical nurse and union member. “Those of us who are nurses, nutritionists, personal support workers and development service workers like Frederica, save lives and provide…

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Ford says wage increase for Ontario public school teachers will be ‘more than 1 per cent’

His comments come as the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) — which represents 55,000 education and other frontline workers in Ontario — held a news conference at Queen’s Park to call for an end to the controversial bill, which also limits the wages of those working in the province’s health-care system. “In light of…

“Repeal Bill 124”: CUPE Ontario launches campaign to support frontline workers

Toronto, ON – Now’s the time to finally repeal the Constitution-violating legislation which caps total compensation, including wages, for public sector workers to only 1 per cent, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario during a press conference. “The Ford Conservatives have simply done nothing to deal with the skyrocketing cost of living,”…

Education workers deliver 25,000 letters to Premier Ford calling for service improvements for students and better pay

Toronto, ON – The day before Premier Doug Ford is set to see Ontario’s new cabinet sworn in, frontline education workers delivered over 25,000 letters to his office at Queen’s Park. The letters call for more education workers in schools to guarantee that service improvements for students are in place come September and real wage…