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…

Changing nature of work requires decisive government action to protect working people

TORONTO, ON – Working people in Ontario are struggling to keep their heads above water and decisive government action is required, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn in response to the Changing Workplaces Review interim report released today. “The employment reality for millions of Ontarians is one of multiple part-time jobs, short-term contracts, disappearing well-paid,…

Banker’s budget benefits Bay Street

TORONTO, ON – The provincial budget tabled today at Queen’s Park looks like it was written by former TD Bank Executive Ed Clark for the benefit of Bay Street, not for the people of Ontario, says the president of Ontario’s largest union. “On every major file, given the choice between benefiting Ontarians and benefiting Bay…

CUPE Ontario President to Wynne government: “Reverse course, make people your priority in upcoming provincial budget”

TORONTO, ON – Six years of Liberal austerity budgets have failed the people of Ontario but have profited already wealthy corporations, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn told a pre-budget committee hearing at Queen’s Park today. “We’ve seen years of cuts to public services to pay for corporate tax cuts from the Liberal government,” said Hahn.…