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Human rights tribunal upholds unionized workers’ right to file claims in Ontario

Lawyers and advocates were concerned — especially for marginalized people — that unionized workers would lose access to the human rights tribunal. Unionized workers in Ontario will still be able to file complaints independently at the province’s human rights tribunal, the tribunal has determined, despite a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that limits access…

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Constitutional challenge of Ontario’s wage-cap bill set to begin in court

Ontario NDP supports union fight against Bill 124, which limits public sector wage increases to 1% annually Groups representing thousands of public sector employees will be going up against the Ontario government in court this week as the two sides argue over a law that has capped wages for workers. The groups are challenging the…

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CUPE calls for reversal of Ford’s plan to move disabled and elderly people from hospitals to LTC homes

CUPE is calling for the Ford government to reverse a controversial decision to start moving elderly people and those with disabilities from hospitals to long-term care homes. In a release, CUPE says that emergency rooms and intensive care units are shutting down province wide because of inadequate staffing, not because of “the inability to coerce…

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CUPE calls for province to reverse plan to “force” elderly into long-term care homes

Canada’s largest labour union is accusing the Ontario government of “scapegoating” elderly people with a plan to force them into long-term care homes as a way of fixing the province’s health-care crisis. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 90,000 health-care workers in Ontario, called on the province Friday to scrap its proposed Bill…

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Unions speak out about Doug Ford’s budget shortcomings

In a press release, the Ontario branch of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said, “The Ford Conservatives doubled down on the worst of their instincts, like continuing the artificially and chronically-low corporate tax rate and underinvesting in the services Ontarians rely on.” The president of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), Patty Coates,…

Repeal Bill 124: Press Conference

Hear from frontline workers about why now’s the time to finally repeal Bill 124. “Part of what makes a university community strong is top-quality services, delivered by professionals with stable and secure jobs. Our working conditions are students’ learning conditions, and we take that responsibility really seriously.”- Allan James, President of CUPE Local 3261, representing…