“A Day of Action for the Day of Mourning”: It’s time to redouble our efforts to protect workers

Every year, on April 28, we pause to mourn and recognize workers who have been injured and killed on the job. And while we remember we also understand the fundamental importance of the political work of fighting for the living by redoubling our efforts to demand real safety for workers and the communities that rely…

“We can’t keep repeating the cycle. We can end repetitive strain injuries”: CUPE Ontario’s statement on International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day

We’re now a year into a global pandemic that’s put a greater strain on front-line workers than we’ve seen in generations – a strain that has impacted the working conditions, the jobs, and the health and safety of people keeping our communities functioning and safe. On International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day, CUPE Ontario…

Day of Mourning

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or Injured on the Job. On this day, we take time to remember the workers we have lost. CUPE Ontario also uses the occasion to join with allies to fight for laws that improve and enhance worker health and safety across Ontario. Across Canada…

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)…