North Bay patients, hospital face grim future under years of Conservative funding cuts: CUPE to release projected shortfalls to 2023

NORTH BAY, ON – Although North Bay’s population is aging, on average, higher than some Ontario communities, Ontario’s Conservative government is planning multiple years of deep budget cuts to the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC). “What’s coming will be bigger because the cuts compound,” says Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of…

CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn takes province wide campaign Communities Not Cuts to Windsor

WINDSOR, ON— Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario has brought their Communities not Cuts campaign to Windsor today to speak to over 400 health care workers and paramedics. This province-wide initiative brings together public sector workers and communities in a fightback against the Ford Conservative government’s all out attack on Ontario’s public services and the…

CUPE education workers ready to defend students’ education services against Ford government cuts

TORONTO, ON – Against a backdrop of crowded classrooms, fewer opportunities for learning and less support for students, Ontario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have voted in record numbers to deliver a strike mandate of 93 percent in favor of job action, as part of the fight to protect…

Hamilton patients, hospitals face grim future under years of Conservative funding cuts: CUPE to release projected shortfalls to 2023

Hamilton, On – Although Hamilton’s population is growing and aging, Ontario’s Conservative government is planning multiple years of budget cuts to area hospitals. That’s in addition to the $42 Million in cuts for Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and St. Joseph’s Health Care (in 2019) exposed just a few days ago. “What’s coming will be much…

Ford Conservatives’ reckless P3 Pipeline announcement is all about transferring our public funds into private corporate bank accounts

The Ford Conservatives’ recent P3 $60billion dollar announcement syphons money away from communities in order to build and expand corporate profits. Infrastructure investment is desperately needed, but Ontarians understand that P3’s hurt communities, and they have been fighting against them for years. CUPE Ontario agrees with the people of Ontario and does not support a…

With record high hallway medicine, how will Toronto hospitals fare under strain of $1B more in Conservative cuts? Media conference Thursday

TORONTO, ON – Already struggling with a summer of record-high emergency room (ER) wait times, increasing hallway health care and the flu season in the offing, how will Toronto’s hospitals fare under the strain of a $1Billion more in cuts that the Conservatives have signaled making? At a media conference Thursday, September 12, 2019 at…

CUPE Ontario Launches province wide campaign Communities, Not Cuts campaign

TORONTO, ON – CUPE Ontario announced today their Communities not Cuts campaign. This province-wide initiative brings together public sector workers and communities in a fightback against the Ford Conservative government’s all out attack on Ontario’s public services and the workers who provide them. “Every community, every type of work we do, every service Ontarians rely…

President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn to join rally outside of City Hall in support of municipally operated child care centres

Click here to send the online mailer right now – stop these cuts in Peterborough PETERBOROUGH, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, CUPE Local 126 President, Trish Bucholtz, workers, concerned parents and community members will rally against the attempted closure of two municipally operated child care centres and two before and after school programs.…

Ford cuts to child care are an attack on women, families and the community, Peterborough city council must defend quality child care

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The City of Peterborough’s plan to close its child care centres is a move that targets children, families and eliminates good jobs that are predominantly held by women according to Trish Bucholz, a front-line child care worker and president of Local 126 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents child…