Region of Waterloo paramedic services workers give union a strong strike mandate

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON – Region of Waterloo paramedics and logistics and support workers have given their union a strong strike mandate in their current contract negotiations with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. The paramedic services workers, represented by Local 5191 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 5191), held an online strike mandate vote on…

TTC Supervisors finally win right to join CUPE

TORONTO, ON – A whopping 470 days after they voted overwhelmingly to join the Canadian Union of Public employees (CUPE), Route Supervisors at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have finally been recognized as union members. “The TTC fought tooth and nail and used every legal stall tactic they could to prevent these workers from having…

“We won’t pay for the mistakes of OMERS executives”: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – CUPE Ontario is calling for increased scrutiny of today’s announcement by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) that the pension fund lost more than $3 billion last year. This represents a shortfall of more than $10 billion compared to their own benchmark returns for 2020. OMERS manages more than $100 billion…