CUPE Ontario rings alarm bells about loss of public oversight and job losses with changes to Blue Box program

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario government’s proposed changes to the Blue Box recycling program will lead to losses of good jobs in municipalities and a lack of public oversight, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. The Ford government’s announced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) recycling model is touted as one that would result…

Ontario Public Library Week

Today kicks off the beginning of Ontario Public Library Week. Libraries have brought and continue to bring community together, but this Ontario Public Library Week looks significantly different than past celebrations. The public health crisis we are experiencing has reinforced the need to be connected with one another, and has underscored the importance of strong…

Joint AMO, CUPE Ontario Letter

July 2, 2020 The Honourable Doug Ford Premier of Ontario Legislative Building, Room 281 Queen’s Park Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A1 Dear Premier Ford: Re: Immediate Federal-Provincial Financial Assistance for Municipalities Time is running out for municipal governments and the municipal workers who have kept this province safe and delivered the frontline and core services Ontarians…

Government of Ontario can’t keep ignoring appeal for funding municipal governments: CUPE Ontario

(TORONTO, ON) – With municipalities still facing immense financial impacts due to the crisis, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is dismayed that in nearly a month the Government of Ontario has yet to respond to the union’s joint letter with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) urging immediate support. The President…

CUPE Ontario and AMO make joint appeal for funding of municipal governments

(TORONTO, ON) – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) have joined forces in a first-ever joint letter to the Premier and the Minister of Municipal Affairs seeking urgent financial help for struggling municipal governments. The President of CUPE Ontario, which represents 80,000 municipal employees, Fred…

CUPE Local 1883 delivers a solidarity coffee break to frontline workers in the Region of Waterloo

WATERLOO, ON – Members of CUPE Local 1883, representing over 850 workers with the Region of Waterloo, will deliver coffee and cookies to frontline workers at various locations today. Members of Local 1883 have been redeployed into various frontline posts throughout the region to help respond to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local members…

CUPE Ontario has joined more than 50 organizations across Canada to send a letter to the federal government calling for emergency and permanent transit operating funding.

CUPE Ontario has joined more than 50 organizations across Canada to send a letter to the federal government calling for emergency and permanent transit operating funding. You can read the letter below. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Honorable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Honorable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance,…