Ford Government’s attack on workers’ rights a continuation of their assault on the people of Ontario, says CUPE Ontario President

TORONTO, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ – Legislation tabled today at Queen’s Park that would violate public employees’ right to engage in free collective bargaining is a continuation of the Ford Government’s assault on the people of Ontario, said the Leader of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Ontario). Fred Hahn made the comments today after…

Local Leadership Fightback Planning Meetings

CUPE members are under an unprecedented attack by the Ford government and members are already beginning to receive layoff notices. With the threat of legislation to introduce wage restraints and interfere in collective bargaining, it’s more important than ever that we organize. Leadership meetings will be held across the province in June and July to…

Doug Ford Budget Continues War on the Poor

Despite a series of diversionary gimmicks and the standard ‘for the people’ rhetoric, the Doug Ford Tories have deepened their attacks with this Budget. Public services and the workers who deliver them will be targeted, hospital funding will increase below inflation and guarantee healthcare cuts. The attack on the poor will be especially severe. Legal…

Ford Conservatives Deliver a Budget of Betrayal

TORONTO – The Doug Ford Conservatives have truly revealed the hollowness of their ‘for the people’ slogan today with a budget that makes life harder for people by cutting jobs and public services, and threatening to reduce the already declining real incomes of workers delivering those front-line services, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario.…