Advocates call on Premier Ford to include decent work, expansion of non-profit spaces in Ontario’s child care agreement with the federal government

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC), and the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) echo calls on Doug Ford to sign a bilateral child care agreement that puts decent work at its core and includes a moratorium on the expansion of for-profit…

CUPE city and community care workers deliver Thanksgiving dinners amidst increasing food insecurity in Windsor

WINDSOR, ON – Over 600 Thanksgiving gift hampers will be distributed to individuals and families in need in Windsor this Friday as part of a charity drive by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association. The hampers have been packed by municipal and community care workers represented…

Toronto Parking Authority workers initiate countdown to legal job action; employer yet to respond to union’s latest proposals

Toronto, ON—Toronto Parking Authority workers are at the bargaining table and have been since day one, waiting for the employer to immediately come back to the table and negotiate a deal to avoid a labour disruption. The employer has had ample time to respond to the union’s reasonable proposals and unnecessary delays are putting the…

The Ford Conservatives could have spent $2.6-billion to save lives: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – In the middle of a fourth wave, the Ford Conservatives are still senselessly sitting on billions of dollars that could go towards saving lives and ensuring a recovery for all, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “The single clearest lesson of the last 18 months is that public services…

Front-line staff and administrators at St. Joseph’s at Fleming, the only not-for-profit long-term care home in Peterborough, join forces to fight “unfair” Bill 124

Peterborough, ON — St. Joseph’s at Fleming front-line staff and home administrators banded together at a community rally today to tell the Ford government that a wage cap policy under Bill 124 is disproportionately harming not-for-profit care homes and must be repealed. Like other not-for-profit homes in Ontario, St. Joseph’s at Fleming is captured under…