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the Ontario Labour movement, with the Power of Many, will be initiating an aggressive campaign to have Bill 124 repealed.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…

CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn takes province wide campaign Communities Not Cuts to Windsor

WINDSOR, ON— Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario has brought their Communities not Cuts campaign to Windsor today to speak to over 400 health care workers and paramedics. This province-wide initiative brings together public sector workers and communities in a fightback against the Ford Conservative government’s all out attack on Ontario’s public services and the…

Ford Conservatives’ reckless P3 Pipeline announcement is all about transferring our public funds into private corporate bank accounts

The Ford Conservatives’ recent P3 $60billion dollar announcement syphons money away from communities in order to build and expand corporate profits. Infrastructure investment is desperately needed, but Ontarians understand that P3’s hurt communities, and they have been fighting against them for years. CUPE Ontario agrees with the people of Ontario and does not support a…

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…