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…

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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,…

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Are elementary classrooms becoming more violent?

Click Here to see the full article at CHEXTV “There is a crisis in Ontario’s elementary schools according to some teachers, unions and other educators. The province recently spent 10 million dollars to beef up external security but a Newswatch investigation reveals that internal violence is the most pressing danger for educators and students. Pamela…