Safer Campuses Now

On September 7, 2021, by way of regulation, the Ford Conservatives exempted the provinces’ 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…

Support Community Housing Workers

More than 700 community housing workers at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) are mobilizing to enhance safety, improve quality, and ensure affordability for 110,000 Torontonians who rely on social housing. The waitlist for community housing currently exceeds 79,000 people and the city’s housing crisis has reached its peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. Without TCHC’s…

The Regional Municipality of Waterloo must respect its workforce

Throughout the pandemic, paramedics, public health and social services workers, and staff in public works have provided essential services to the residents of Waterloo Region. They have responded to increased frequency of emergency calls relating to multiple forms of crises including domestic violence incidents and opioid overdoses, aided in managing vaccination clinics, helped people access…

The Ford Conservatives are not above the Charter

When the Ford Conservatives proposed Bill 254, we called it an attack on the right of workers, unions, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens to raise important issues through political advocacy and advertising and for Ontarians to hear about them. The Bill would create real barriers for all Ontarians who want to work together to expose…

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…

Take Action to Support Developmental Service Workers

Throughout the pandemic, workers in developmental service have been on the frontline providing direct support to adults living with intellectual and physical disabilities. As COVID-19 rapidly spread in Ontario, developmental service workers across the province grappled with inadequate PPE, were initially excluded from hero pay despite their frontline and crucial role in supporting people living…