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…

Picture of attendees of the International Solidarity forum at Convention 2014

International Solidarity Forum

Last night’ s international solidarity forum focused on the “Chevron’s Dirty Hands Campaign,” drawing parallels between oil operations in the Amazon and in North America, with an emphasis on the Alberta Tar Sands. Between 1964 and 1990, U.S. oil giant Texaco (now Chevron) dumping some 18 billion gallons of toxic wastewater in the Amazon in…