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…

Day of Mourning 2015

It has been just two months since Alain Bissonnette, a member of CUPE Local 503, lost his life in a tragic workplace accident. A heating, ventilation and air conditioning technician in the Ottawa public works department, Brother Alain died on the job at an Ottawa long-term care facility. On April 28, the Day of Mourning…

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn speaking at Day of Mourning in Thunder Bay

        THUNDER BAY, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will be the keynote speaker at a special event in Thunder Bay tomorrow commemorating the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.   Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who…

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn speaking at Day of Mourning in Newmarket

  NEWMARKET, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will be a guest speaker at a special event in Newmarket tomorrow commemorating the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.   Hahn and CUPE Local 905 President Fred Watt will unveil a plaque and…

Image of canary representing the Day of Mourning with text "Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job April 28"

2015 Day of Mourning

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,…

CUPE pleased with jury recommendations in Coroner’s Inquest into the death of James Vecchio

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – Following a two week coroner’s inquest into the 2009 death of city worker James (Jamie) Vecchio, CUPE Local 3 is expressing appreciation for the jury’s recommendations. Vecchio was doing sewage work in an excavated hole when a mobile crane contracted by the City of Sault Ste. Marie backed into the…