Keep it in class: Health and Safety Member Certification

Dear Minister McNaughton, I am writing to you to discuss my concerns surrounding your governments proposal to eliminate the classroom learning for the Part One Joint Health & Safety Member Certification, and provide instead an online, e-learning module. I truly believe in the value of classroom training and feel it provides an enriched learning with…

As bargaining with Infrastructure Health and Safety Association reaches crossroads, the Ontario Compensation Employees Union (OCEU) / CUPE 1750 requests ‘No Board’ report

  TORONTO, ON – Negotiators for the union representing 140 staff at the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA), after months of trying to secure a fair collective agreement, say they have reached a ‘crossroads’ and have requested a ‘No Board’ report from the Ministry of Labour. “We believe the two sides are close to…

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…

Day of Mourning 2016

Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide. No one should die because of their work,…

2015 CUPE Ontario Health and Safety Award

Kathy MacKinnon from Local 7800 in Hamilton received this year’s CUPE Ontario Health and Safety Award. For 25 years, Sister Kathy has served on local and joint health and safety committees, representing more than 3800 members at six hospitals and five satellite sites in Hamilton Health Sciences. Asbestos is a key issue for Sister Kathy…