World Mental Health Day

  Today is World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10 each year to encourage mental health awareness, education, and advocacy against social stigma. Today is an opportunity to thank CUPE members working on the front lines as social service workers delivering mental health recovery and wellness programs that benefit thousands of Ontarians. It is…

Workers’ Compensation workers from across Canada meet to discuss crushing workloads and the need for sweeping reforms for mental health injuries

Niagara Falls, ON – Representatives of the major unions representing Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) workers in Canada met to discuss issues that impact injured workers, employers and employees of workers compensation boards. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)…

Heat Stroke – Signs & Symptoms

  AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE INJURED WORKERS’ COMMITTEE REGARDING HEAT STROKE & HEAT EXHAUSTION Next week a major heat wave is expected to hit Ontario so it’s vital that all workers take precautions to protect themselves against heat stroke & heat exhaustion. Most people feel comfortable when the air temperature is between 20°C and 27°C and the when…

National Day of Mourning

Every year, on April 28 – the Day of Mourning, we take time to remember workers who have been killed or injured on the job. In ceremonies around the province, workers, friends, and family gather to pay tribute to those we have lost in work place accidents. Worker deaths are tragedies, not only for their…

CUPE Ontario Injured Workers Committee Statement on Repetitive Strain Injury Awareness Day

  TORONTO, ON – February 28 is International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day. RSIs, or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), describe a collection of painful disorders of the tendons, muscles, nerves and joints in the neck, back, chest, shoulders, arms and hands. RSIs are among the most common types of worker injuries, affecting some 2.3 million Canadian…

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…