“A testament to the contributions of front-line workers, but there’s still more to do”: CUPE Ontario calls for more action to ensure safety in Step 3

TORONTO, ON – Entering Step 3 early is a testament to the contributions of front-line workers but the Ford Conservatives are still failing to ensure safety and a recovery for all, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Front-line workers kept us as safe as possible during this pandemic, with members of CUPE…

Paying it forward: CUPE education workers step up to support public and colleagues hard hit by COVID-19

TORONTO, ON – Education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario are gearing up to help friends and neighbours whose lives and workplaces have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. CUPE school board leaders have strongly endorsed the provincial government’s “community involvement” initiative, paving the way for the union’s education…

CUPE education workers ready to defend students’ education services against Ford government cuts

TORONTO, ON – Against a backdrop of crowded classrooms, fewer opportunities for learning and less support for students, Ontario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have voted in record numbers to deliver a strike mandate of 93 percent in favor of job action, as part of the fight to protect…

Goal is to preserve and enhance services for students, say education workers heading into bargaining

TORONTO, ON – As school boards across Ontario suffer deep and destructive cuts at the hands of the provincial government, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 55,000 education workers, is heading to the bargaining table. But as they give notice to bargain, they will also be giving notice to their counterparts in negotiations:…

Government’s changes to education include $309 million in hidden cuts that will “inflict damage” on students

TORONTO, ON – Major cuts to funding for staff who support students in school are buried in today’s much-ballyhooed announcement on changes to education, said the union that represents 55,000 education workers in the province. Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) shared their findings of $309 million in cuts after their analysis…