Front-line workers deserve permanent wage increases, not more spin: CUPE Ontario calls Bill 106 a crass political ploy before an election

TORONTO, ON – Don’t be fooled by the Ford Conservatives’ saying they’re increasing wages for personal support workers, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Imagine the excitement that burnt out, underpaid, and incredibly vulnerable personal support workers in health care and developmental services felt when they saw headlines saying the Ford Conservatives…

“You are hurting children and families,” CUPE 1528 slams provincial government for funding cuts

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Last week, the workers delivering critical programs for children through the Algoma Public Health unit bid farewell to their beloved clients and their families after being laid off following provincial funding cuts. For 30 years, CUPE 1528 members served the community through APH’s infant and child development program, and the…

Ontario child care advocates celebrate hard-won victory with signing Canada-Ontario child care agreement; call for stronger child care workforce strategy

Toronto, ON— Ontario child care advocates are celebrating the signing of the Canada-Ontario child care agreement, but are also warning that child care expansion will fail without addressing the sector’s plummeting staff retention and growing worker shortage. “Today is a huge step forward, but we must learn from the mistakes of our past and correct…

Scrapping Bill 124, that cuts the real wages of health care workers, is the only right thing to do, protestors tell MPP MacLeod

OTTAWA, ON – Ottawa area hospital and long-term care workers protested today at the Nepean office of PC MPP Lisa MacLeod asking her to stand with them to push to repeal the Ford government’s wage legislation that cuts their wages and prevents them from bargaining badly needed mental health supports. They messaged Ms. MacLeod that…

Outside workers in Southwold and West Elgin join CUPE

Parents, workers launch public campaign to demand that Sioux Lookout council “ensure the continuity of vital services for families”, following the announced closure of two children’s centres

Sioux Lookout, ON—Parents, workers, and community members are launching a public campaign to demand that the Municipality of Sioux Lookout reverse their decision to close Biidaaban Children’s Centre and Sioux Mountain Children’s Centre that provide quality child care to more than 200 families in the region. “Many parents are rightfully concerned and disappointed by the…