March for jobs, justice and the climate

On July 5, we’ll march with thousands of people from across the province for an economy that works for people and the planet. Join CUPE National President Paul Moist and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn at Queen’s Park as we raise our voices to end the privatization agenda that is killing off good jobs and…

CUPE Ontario Membership makes historic change for equality at Solidarity against Austerity Convention

TORONTO, ON – Members of Ontario’s largest union took a historic step last week, changing their union’s constitution to ensure broader diversity on its executive board, which will enhance the union’s work against the austerity agenda. Delegates to the 52nd annual convention of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) voted overwhelmingly to expand the…

Equal Pay Day delivers bitter reminder to developmental services workers in Guelph-Wellington

Workers still being short-changed over pay equity adjustments   GUELPH, Ont. – In the lead up to Equal Pay Day (April 20), developmental services workers at Community Living Guelph Wellington say that the provincial government’s refusal to provide base funding increases for services is denying women their human right to equal pay.   Employees at…

Sisters in Solidariry - International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2015

On March 8, thousands of women, allies and community members across the province gather to celebrate International Women’s Day and honour the struggles of women in their fight for equality and justice. Millions of people will also observe this day around the world by participating in events that inspire women and commemorate their achievements.  …

Black History Month 2015

Black History Month Message 2015

February is Black History Month, and CUPE Ontario encourages all members to take this opportunity to reflect on the contributions people of African heritage have made to our country, our society and our union. Upper Canada, now Ontario, was a pioneer in the abolition of slavery. In 1793 Governor John Graves Simcoe passed the Anti-slavery…

Black History Month 2015

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and CUPE Ontario encourages all members to take this opportunity to reflect on the contributions people of African heritage have made to our country, our society and our union. African-Canadian workers have a long history of building the Canadian labour movement and fighting for social change. Click here to read…

Human Rights Conference

CUPE National Human Rights Conference 2015

Event overview We are at a critical moment for equality and the labour movement. Though we’ve made important human rights gains over time, growing inequality, globalization, privatization and the rise of precarious work threaten the progress we’ve made.  CUPE must be a leader in advancing equality. Our efforts benefit everyone. CUPE activists will gather to share ideas…

International Human Rights Day

December 10 is International Human Rights Day, created in 1950 to draw attention worldwide to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a common and minimum standard for every person and nation to recognize and uphold. This year, the United Nations theme is “Human Rights 365.” It is the idea that we should celebrate and…