Statement from CUPE Ontario and OUWCC regarding the hate-motivated stabbing University of Waterloo

CUPE Ontario and the Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) have expressed their shock and dismay at the horrifying and violent act that took place yesterday at the University of Waterloo. On behalf of CUPE members, 30,000 of whom work in Ontario’s universities, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and OUWCC chair David Simao expressed their…

“Workers demand access to every avenue toward justice and reparations”: CUPE Ontario calls on the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to maintain unionized employees’ access

TORONTO, ON – The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) needs to maintain the right of unionized employees to access the tribunal, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Workers whose lives are impacted by systemic racism, ableism, homophobia, and all forms of oppression have always had the option of either filing a…

“The Struggle Continues:” CUPE Ontario Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On 21 March 1960, in the township of Sharpeville, South Africa, police opened fire on a crowd of Black demonstrators who had taken to the streets to protest racial segregation in apartheid South Africa. The police murdered 69 peaceful demonstrators and injured 180 others, including some 50 women and children. This atrocity became widely known…