“The Ford government’s racist scapegoating must be resisted”: CUPE Ontario condemns rhetoric about borders and international students

TORONTO, ON – The Ford government’s escalating rhetoric about closing the borders and banning international students is racist dog whistle politics that has nothing to do with fighting COVID-19 and the Federal government must not enforce border controls unfairly targeting anyone, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “This is part of a…

Hamilton, Niagara patients at even more risk under PC’s 8-year funding plan, like operating area hospitals today with more than 3000 fewer staff and $594 million less dollars

HAMILTON/NIAGARA ON – Although COVID-19 has shown how little capacity our hospitals have after decades of cuts, the crisis for Hamilton and Niagara hospital patients will get much worse, says a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) research paper, Ontario Hospital Crisis: Overcapacity and Under Threat released today. The Ontario 2021 budget plans to cut…

“Any successful stay-at-home order must include legislated paid sick days”: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – The stay-at-home order is yet another sign of the Conservative Government’s deep political failure during this pandemic, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Every single expert makes it clear that the people contracting COVID-19 in this third wave are essential front-line workers and members of racialized communities,” said Fred…

“Value us. Stand with us – not employers. Don’t appeal pay equity court decision that would see our wages rise,” long-term care workers urge Ontario Premier

TORONTO, ON – Approaching Equal Pay Day in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford and the PC provincial government are being urged by tens of thousands of long-term care staff to “stand with them and value their work” by not appealing a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that would raise their wages. Earlier this month, the…