“From our communities to the courts, repeal Bill 124”: CUPE Ontario reacts to Superior Court hearing the legal challenge

(TORONTO, ON) It’s a milestone in the fight to repeal Bill 124, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario during a press conference about the start of court hearings regarding the legislation. “We are here today to take the next step in our legal challenge against Bill 124,” said Fred Hahn, President of…

“We can’t allow the forcible removal of elders and people with disabilities”: CUPE calls for immediate reversal of the Ford Conservatives’ controversial plan

Toronto, ON – The Ford Conservatives’ plan to forcibly move elders and people with disabilities from hospitals to long-term care homes does nothing to address the healthcare crisis and in fact worsens it, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “ER and ICU closures, and backlogs of surgeries, are happening because of a snowballing…

“This budget will take us backwards”: CUPE Ontario renews calls for investments into services and people

Toronto, ON – The Ford Conservatives doubled down on the worst of their instincts, like continuing the artificially and chronically-low corporate tax rate and underinvesting in the services Ontarians rely on, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “The same old Ford Conservatives are back and we’re going backwards if they get their…

The return of the legislature brings calls for a better budget: CUPE Ontario

Toronto, ON – The Ontario legislature is returning today, but the province can’t afford to return to a recycled budget, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “The Ford Conservatives have continued to proudly say that they’ll be delivering virtually the same inadequate budget they presented before the election, despite inflation exploding and…

PCs must make good on their legislated promise to keep LTC residents cool in heatwaves: CUPE calls for immediate installation of air conditioning in all delinquent LTC homes

TORONTO, ON – By failing to enforce a deadline mandating long-term care operators to install air conditioning in all resident rooms, Ontario’s PC government has again left frail and vulnerable residents to suffer, this time in scorching heat. “The Premier’s lip-service to the importance of air conditioning in long-term care homes just isn’t good enough.…

“Repeal Bill 124”: CUPE Ontario launches campaign to support frontline workers

Toronto, ON – Now’s the time to finally repeal the Constitution-violating legislation which caps total compensation, including wages, for public sector workers to only 1 per cent, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario during a press conference. “The Ford Conservatives have simply done nothing to deal with the skyrocketing cost of living,”…

ECE cuts hurt kids most affected by pandemic: Toronto Education Workers urge everyone to vote for positive change

TORONTO, ON – Frontline workers are warning of devastating lifelong effects from the Toronto District School Board’s looming cuts of nearly 100 designated early childhood educators (ECEs) for the school year starting in September. “TDSB trustees must immediately rescind these damaging cuts,” said John Weatherup, president of Toronto Education Workers/CUPE Local 4400. “Children five years…