Toronto education workers call on TDSB trustees to protect services for students from Ford government’s cuts

TORONTO, ON – As the expected impacts of Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB’s) proposed 2019-20 operating budget become devastatingly clear, education workers are urging the school board’s trustees to take a stand against making cuts that will hurt the city’s children, families and communities. The cuts proposed by TDSB in the budget released last week…

New poll shows stronghold’s believe ford cuts are wrong

TORONTO, ON – As the expected impacts of Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB’s) proposed 2019-20 operating budget become devastatingly clear, education workers are urging the school board’s trustees to take a stand against making cuts that will hurt the city’s children, families and communities. The cuts proposed by TDSB in the budget released last week…

After Ford government decimates Northern Ontario library service, CUPE 4705 leader calls for “massive pressure” before more damage done

SUDBURY, ON – After watching the elimination of more than half of the positions of an agency that enhances the quality of libraries across the province, the president of Local 4705 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4705), called on residents of Northern Ontario to apply massive pressure to the Ford government before…

Ford government’s cuts to GSN funding signal drastic drop in services for students and job losses for education workers

TORONTO, ON – The union that represents 55,000 education workers in Ontario schools is calling today’s release of the 2019-20 Grants for Student Needs (GSNs) by the Ministry of Education “an attack on students, on public education and on the people who provide services to students.” It also projects a minimum loss of 2500 positions…

Earth Day 2019

On Earth Day 2019, it is more important than ever that CUPE Ontario join with other unions, communities, businesses and governments to support strong efforts to address the devastating effects of human-caused climate change. This year, the people of Ontario are facing a climate change crisis on two fronts. The details of the first crisis…

Cuts to overdose prevention fuel worst health emergency in a generation

TORONTO – Today, CUPE Ontario is standing in solidarity with hundreds of concerned Torontonians in mourning the thousands of deaths due to overdose caused by government inaction, and sounding the alarm that overdose deaths will increase after the Ford Conservatives cancelled funding for three currently-operating, and two proposed Overdose Prevention Sites (OPS) across the province. “It…