CUPE Ontario urges national solidarity with locked-out CUPE 3768 members in Newfoundland and Labrador

Locked out CUPE 3768 members—municipal employees at the Town of Holyrood in Newfoundland—symbolize the struggle municipal workers face across Canada, say CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. The employees provide snow clearing, water and sewage treatment, and clerical and accounting services. Despite their heroic efforts to keep snow cleared during last month’s…

With negotiations set to resume, CUPE 1329 asks: Why does 96 per cent customer satisfaction equal ZERO per cent job security?

OAKVILLE, ON – Ahead of a resumption of negotiations between the Town of Oakville and the union representing more than 330 ‘inside’ workers, members of Local 1329 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1329) today held a rally and information session a short distance from the Town’s administrative offices. “We are out here…

Northumberland County Social Services Workers Return to Bargaining Table with a Strong Strike Mandate

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, ON – Thirty-three workers with the Social Services Department of Northumberland County are entering contract negotiations with the assistance of a provincially-appointed conciliator on Thursday, and they are armed with a strong strike mandate. The workers, represented by CUPE Local 3725, work in income support, housing, childcare, and outreach. “We’ve only had a…

TTC continues to fight workers’ rights

TORONTO, ON – Despite an overwhelming “yes” vote to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), management at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues to stand in the way of Operations Supervisors’ constitutional right to unionize. Two weeks ago, TTC Operations Supervisors voted to join Canada’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees…