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…

CUPE Ontario demands government action on racism and Islamophobia

We have been deeply shaken by the Islamophobic events taking place across North America this past week, from the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” to the devastating attack at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. We are appalled by the Trump administration’s decision to close the American border to refugees. We must not be silent. We must…

Statement on the shootings at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec

We mourn those injured and killed in last night’s shooting at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec. CUPE Ontario stands in love and solidarity with Muslim communities everywhere, and with our CUPE brothers and sisters affected by anti-Muslim violence.   CUPE Ontario strongly condemns the attack in Québec and other recent manifestations of Islamophobia in…

International Solidarity Committee statement on anti-BDS motion passed by the Ontario Legislature

On Thursday, December 1, 2106, Ontario PC MPP Gila Martow introduced Motion 36 in the Ontario Legislature. Condemning the work of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement (BDS) as a ‘hate movement, Motion 36 grossly misrepresents the work of grassroots organizers fighting for Palestinian human rights and calling for an end to Israel’s ongoing war crimes…

Iran, Violation of Workers’ Rights

CUPE Ontario’s resolution in solidarity with workers in Iran and against war threats Delegates at the 49th Annual CUPE Ontario Convention, May 23-26, 2012 adopted resolution 21 in solidarity with workers in Iran and against economic sanctions and threats of war. This is an important resolution that will help strengthen worker-to-worker solidarity between the Canadian…