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…

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…

“Not just ‘one tough year’”: CUPE Ontario calls for independent review of OMERS investment performance

TORONTO, ON – The long-term underperformance of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan urgently requires a full and independent review, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario in a report released today. Take action at cupe.on.ca/fixomers “Investment returns are a critical part of funding the pensions of front-line workers. Unlike…

Fix OMERS

Calling all pension activists! We need your help to cancel the cuts, and protect our OMERS pensions. Our OMERS pension plan has been under attack in recent years, but you can help reverse the cuts. Participants will have the option to attend in-person at CUPE Ontario, 80 Commerce Valley East, Markham ON, or virtually. The two sessions…