Province spends billions but leaves most Ontarians behind: CUPE Ontario

(TORONTO, ON) CUPE Ontario, the province’s largest union, says the Conservative government’s economic update today missed an opportunity to provide immediate and direct financial support for thousands hurting due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to adequately increase health care funding. “People are worried about rent and mortgages, about putting food on the table, and about…

Delayed budget must be opportunity to introduce substantial investments to help Ontarians

(TORONTO, ON) CUPE Ontario, representing 280,000 public sector workers, calls for more measures to support the province’s workers and for increased resources from the Ontario Government to support communities affected by COVID-19, in response to the Ontario Government’s announcement. “Delaying next week’s budget was clearly necessary,” said Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario President, about the province’s…

President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn will Address Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

BELLEVILLE, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be available to media on Wednesday, January 22nd at 12:45pm prior to his presentation to Pre-Budget Committee. Fred Hahn’s presentation will call on the province to reverse the cuts to services across the province in the upcoming budget and to reinvest in communities. The presentation will…

Coalition of Ontario unions to launch Charter challenge, vowing to defend the rights of all Ontarians with aggressive campaign to repeal Bill 124

TORONTO, ON – Today, ten Ontario unions representing more than 250,000 thousand affected broader public sector employees, announced their intention to launch a coordinated Charter challenge against Bill 124. In addition, the Ontario Labour movement, with the Power of Many, will be initiating an aggressive campaign to have Bill 124 repealed. The joint Charter challenge…

People with developmental disabilities can not take any more cuts, front-line workers warn Ford Government

TORONTO, ON – Developmental Services workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), held a press conference at Queen’s Park to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the tenth anniversary of Ontario’s transition from institution-based developmental services to a community living model. They warned the Ford government that chronic underfunding and…