Kingston shut out of budget hearings, but hospital union holds media conference Friday to kick-start local discussion

KINGSTON, ON – On Monday, provincial budget hearings begin in eight communities across Ontario. However, Kingston isn’t one of them. That’s why the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1974, which represents 1,600 hospital staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), is holding a media conference on Friday, January 18 (2019) at 11:00 a.m., at…

Statement on International Human Rights Day

On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The rights enshrined in that declaration – among them them the right to seek asylum from persecution, freedom from arbitrary detention, and equality without discrimination before the law, were deemed to apply equally to all human beings. Yet 70 years…

CUPE Ontario issued the following statement in regard to the action taking place today at the Gateway Postal Facility in Mississauga:

Two hundred and sixty thousand CUPE members, represented in the province by CUPE Ontario, are proud to support Canada’s postal workers as they fight the breach of their right to collective bargaining, violated by the passing of return-to-work legislation passed by the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau.   This past week, instead of encouraging the…

New Conservative Bill set to damage Ontario’s democracy, demolish accountability and increase big corporate donations

TORONTO, ON – A new omnibus Bill being fast tracked through the Ontario legislature will bring in sweeping changes that will corrupt our democracy and make it easier for big corporations to influence government decisions, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. Bill 57, entitled the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act will have only…

World Aids Day Statement

December 1 marks World AIDS Day and the beginning of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week in Canada. Today we remember the millions of people who have died as a result of AIDS both in Canada and around the world. We recommit to action to end the stigma that is still a part of the challenges faced…