CUPE Ontario responds to fall economic statement: Ontarians hurt by bad decisions that underfund vital public services, warns CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Today’s fall economic statement is proof that the Ford government has failed to hear the outcry from so many quarters across the province, said leaders of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, who warned that continuing neglect of public services harms Ontarians. Delivered today by Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy,…

“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…

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,”…

Education workers tell the ‘get it done premier’: Get a fair deal done now to avoid classroom upheaval in September

WINDSOR, ON – Frontline education workers are ready to fight for what students need in the classroom and what they need to do their jobs even better. The day after a provincial election that saw Premier Doug Ford unequivocally assure workers “I’ll always have their backs” and repeatedly promise to “get it done,” and 90…

“The work of building the Ontario we deserve isn’t over”: CUPE Ontario responds to the election results

TORONTO, ON – With the provincial election results now in, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is renewing its call for the newly elected government to chart a different course and commit to building the Ontario we deserve. “This isn’t the result we wanted given the terrible track record of the Ford Conservatives,…