“We’re still on strike for better pay”: CUPE Municipal Workers in Cochrane continue to send a message for better wages

(Cochrane, ON) – Municipal workers in the town of Cochrane, Ontario, are still on strike over wages, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “We’ve been on the picket lines for over a week now because the Town of Cochrane’s offer just isn’t good enough,” said Lyne Nolet, President of CUPE Local 71, representing…

“We’re ready to go on strike if we need to”: City of Hamilton municipal workers approach a strike deadline of August 21

(Hamilton, ON) Following an impasse in negotiations primarily over wages, the Minister of Labour has issued a “no board” report, which begins the countdown to a potential strike or lockout of Hamilton municipal workers, says CUPE Local 5167. “We care about the services we deliver for the residents of Hamilton and we’d really rather continue…

Sudbury’s City Council must immediately take action to avert a strike”: CUPE city workers call for better scheduling and the end to forced overtime

(Sudbury, ON) – In order to avoid a strike and continue to deliver services in the City of Greater Sudbury, municipal workers are calling on City Council to return early to ensure workers get a deal, says CUPE Local 4705. “The employer is still making unreasonable demands, like unfair scheduling that potentially puts Sudbury residents…

Take the survey: Add your voice to help protect the Greenbelt and repeal Doug Ford’s Bill 23

In November, the provincial government passed Bill 23, a legislation that will starve municipalities of funding, harm our environment, and worsen the housing crisis. The stated purpose of Bill 23, Build Homes Faster Act is to make housing more attainable by increasing supply. However, the legislation serves for-profit developers’ interests by redefining “affordable housing,” making it easier…

Reclaim our cities: Repeal Bill 23

CUPE’s municipal sector workers are leading a new campaign: Reclaim our Cities – Repeal Bill 23 in response to the Ford government’s brazen attacks on municipalities. In November, the provincial government passed Bill 23, a legislation that will starve municipalities of funding, harm our environment, and worsen the housing crisis. The stated purpose of Bill…

Most incumbent Peel councillors, mayors disappoint on commitment to better resident care at regional LTC homes

Mississauga, ON – With the municipal vote this coming Monday, CUPE 966 asked all regional council incumbents including the mayors about their commitment to better long-term care at Peel’s municipal homes. “As workers in long-term care, or as residents of Peel with ageing parents, relatives and friends in the community needing supports as they age, CUPE…