Families living with autism need public services – not a six month reprieve

TORONTO – Ontario Children, Community and Family Services Minister Lisa McCleod, faced with a massive province-wide backlash against the Conservative Governments changes to funding for autism supports, failed to address the real problems facing families living with autism in her announcement today. “Families living with autism need public services and access to full supports, not…

CUPE Ontario congratulates Toronto Overdose Prevention Society for opening new permanent site at Moss Park – and stands ready to help defend it

TORONTO, ON – The new permanent Moss Park overdose prevention site is a tribute to all the volunteers that have not only saved lives through their care but also fought to ensure our governments provide ongoing support to truly address the opioid crisis plaguing our communities, says CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn. More than a…

Eleventh-hour agreement between CUPE and Maison d’amitié ensures continuity of services for women fleeing violence

OTTAWA, ON – A Sunday spent in negotiations with a provincial mediator has yielded a tentative agreement between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Maison d’amitié, the francophone women’s shelter in Ottawa. The deal ensures that the members of CUPE 5237, who are employed by Maison d’amitié, will continue to deliver vital shelter…

Shelter workers stand up to bullying by Maison d’amitié by saying “no” to a deal that hurts services

OTTAWA, ON – Despite attempts to intimidate them into accepting a deal that would degrade services at Ottawa’s only francophone women’s shelter, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at Maison d’amitié are determined to defend the vital services they provide to women and children who are fleeing violence. Despite two days of…