CUPE Ontario’s International Solidarity Committee strongly denounces the deportation order against Lucy Granados.

  Lucy Granados is a community leader and mother, and communities across Canada have been demanding her release from detention and that her application for permanent residency on humanitarian grounds be accepted. We call on the Canadian government, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to withdraw the deportation order against Lucy…

Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017, Committee Election Results

The following delegates from the Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017 were elected to the respective committees for a two year term: Aboriginal Council Dawn Bellerose, Local 1880 Larry Giffin, Local 3798 Miaco Kuzyk-Hildebrand, Local 4207 Racial Justice Yetti Atilola, Local 1750 Joy Davis, Local 4400 Michael Gordon, Local 1483 Rebecca Jegeshar, Local 79…

Statement on International Human Rights Day

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each December 10th, it’s important for us to reflect on the important gains we have made in advancing human rights in our province that flow directly from this declaration.  It’s also…

International Day of Human Rights 2016

On this, United Nations’ International Day of Human Rights, it’s important for us to reflect on the important gains we have made in Ontario, but we must also recognize that we’re still a long way from all of us being treated equally. Human Rights work is never done. This year, thanks to the hard work…

Pride action by Black Lives Matter important for LGBTQ+ communities: Fred Hahn

TORONTO, July 4, 2016 – Yesterday’s action by Black Lives Matter was important for the LGBTQ+ communities, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, one of Canada’s few openly gay union leaders and long-time resident of the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood. “Pride was born out of the police persecution of Toronto’s gay community,” said Hahn. “We…