CUPE Ontario President in Kitchener-Waterloo Tuesday for government hearings on labour reform

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be in Kitchener-Waterloo on Tuesday to present to the government hearings on Bill 148, the proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage and make substantial changes to both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. Concerned that the misinformation being reported on the…

CUPE Ontario marks Injured Workers Day by calling on the government to take action against increasing violence in the workplace.

Every year on June 1st, we recognize workers who have been injured or made sick on the job and raise our voices for safer workplaces and better treatment of all workers.   Everyone deserves a safe and harassment-free workplace, and if a person is injured at work, they deserve a public system of support and…

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Major labour law reform? Changing Workplace Review Final Report “majorly disappointing,” says CUPE Ontario President

  TORONTO, ON – The long awaited Changing Workplaces Review Final Report proved a major disappointment today when after expecting major reform of Ontario’s labour law to make the legal right to join a union a practical reality for workers outside of traditional workplaces, the final report contained nothing of the sort.   “Rewriting Ontario’s…

CUPE Ontario demands government action on racism and Islamophobia

We have been deeply shaken by the Islamophobic events taking place across North America this past week, from the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” to the devastating attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. We are appalled by the Trump administration’s decision to close the American border to refugees. We must not be silent. We must…

OPEN LETTER TO ONTARIO HEALTH MINISTER, ERIC HOSKINS: Response to W5 regarding paramedic certification and oversight

Dear Minister, As you are aware, Ontario paramedics are among the best trained, if not the best trained emergency first responders in the country. Each day paramedics across our province save many lives. It is highly unfortunate that a recent segment of CTV-W5 leaves viewers with a different impression, specifically that calling 911 is akin…