Repeal Bill 124: Support frontline workers

Affordability became a key election issue this last provincial election for a reason. The costs of things like rent, groceries, and gas are skyrocketing and so many people are feeling stretched thin, burned out at work, and unsupported. But instead of putting workers first, investing in public services, and raising wages, the Ford Conservatives have…

Energy 2022! CUPE Ontario rejoins EPIC Carnival for Caribana

Join CUPE Ontario at Carnival 2022! This year, we have again partnered with EPIC Carnival, a growing non-for profit organization with a passionate and creative team who shares a goal of integrating Caribbean culture into our multicultural community. EPIC builds and supports local artists, musicians, small businesses of the Caribbean community and beyond. They pride…

The Union Hall on New Left Radio

Check out archived segments of The Union Hall, previously featured on New Left Radio, a podcast covering politics and social issues. Week 28: In the final episode, which aired on March 9, 2022, we’re joined by Tiffany Balducci in the CUPE Ontario Union Hall to discuss the latest IPCC report on the climate crisis, what…

Wealth tax. Simple.

Wealth tax. Simple.

It’s time to level the playing field. Existing inequality has gotten much worse over the course of the pandemic. The wealth of billionaires grew by billions while incomes for everyday Ontarians continues to fall behind the skyrocketing cost of living—making Ontario the province with the highest income inequality in Canada. Far too many Ontarians are…

Community Living Oshawa/Clarington has eliminated congregated day programs for persons with developmental disabilities. Take action today: cupe.on.ca/SaveDayPrograms

Save Day Programs

Caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities, community members, and developmental services workers are concerned and angered by the abrupt closure of day programs by Community Living Oshawa/Clarington. Day programs provide valuable opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to congregate, have a good social life, get out of the house, and learn new skills. Day program…

Ensure basic COVID-19 precautions for campuses now

Safer Campuses Now

On September 7, 2021, by way of regulation, the Ford Conservatives exempted the province’s universities from the current, Stage 3, public health COVID-19 rules that require physical distancing and capacity limits indoors for all in-class instruction. They made this decision without meaningfully consulting with workers and student organizations. And they made this decision without acknowledging…

Stop the Privatization of the Durham Vaccine Program

The ongoing vaccination program in Durham Region is being undermined by the Ontario government’s decision to privatize the service. Thus far, the vaccine rollout has been operated publicly by the Regional Municipality of Durham through CUPE 1764 paramedics. However, the Ford government recently contracted out part of the vaccination drive to Medavie Health Inc, a…