Durham Region vaccine rollout must not be contracted out to for-profit provider

DURHAM REGION, ON – The Ontario government’s plan to privatize vaccine delivery will undermine the ongoing publicly delivered vaccine rollout in Durham Region, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1764. The Local represents 350 paramedics employed by the Regional Municipality of Durham, who are administering vaccines through in-home services and mobile…

Buildings are crammed, dilapidated, and further hard-hit by COVID-19: Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) workers aim to improve quality of life for 110,000 tenants during collective agreement negotiations

Toronto, ON—Social housing workers, who are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, are at the bargaining table to improve housing conditions for more than 110,000 residents at TCHC’s nearly 60,000 rental housing units. “CUPE Local 79 is bargaining to enhance safety, improve quality, and ensure affordability for Torontonians who rely…

“A Day of Action for the Day of Mourning”: It’s time to redouble our efforts to protect workers

Every year, on April 28, we pause to mourn and recognize workers who have been injured and killed on the job. And while we remember we also understand the fundamental importance of the political work of fighting for the living by redoubling our efforts to demand real safety for workers and the communities that rely…

Welland city workers reach tentative agreement

WELLAND, ON – A tentative agreement has been reached between Local 1115 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1115) and the City of Welland. The two parties met on Monday with a provincially appointed mediator and reached the tentative agreement. Details of the agreement will not be released until it has been ratified…

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…