CUPE Ontario condemns Turkish government’s invasion of Syria

October 13, 2019: The Canadian union of Public Employees – Ontario strongly condemns invasion of North-Syria by the government of Turkey. Turkish armed forces have been bombarding Kurdish regions in North-Syria since October 9th, which has caused many civilian casualties. We have been informed that a large number of people are fleeing the area. CUPE…

CUPE Ontario Statement on CUPE Education Workers Negotiating Tentative Collective Agreement

(le français suit) Congratulations to CUPE Ontario’s School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) for negotiating a tentative collective agreement. For a week, 55,000 CUPE education workers have been taking job action to secure a fair agreement that ensures services for students and treats workers with respect. They have been holding firm, demanding an end to…

Statement by Fred Hahn on Closing of Pathology Service for Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant and Dufferin

The Ford Conservative Government has decided to close pathology service for Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant and Dufferin.  CUPE Local 7800 is calling on the government to review the decision and communicate with members and the community why the decision was made. This is a very busy and valued program for these communities.  Medical personnel and…

Ford Government’s attack on workers’ rights a continuation of their assault on the people of Ontario, says CUPE Ontario President

TORONTO, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ – Legislation tabled today at Queen’s Park that would violate public employees’ right to engage in free collective bargaining is a continuation of the Ford Government’s assault on the people of Ontario, said the Leader of the Ontario Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Ontario). Fred Hahn made the comments today after…

Grassy Narrows deserves better than delays and half-measures

Our organizations are deeply disappointed that the federal government has failed to take decisive action to guarantee that survivors of mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows will get the medical care they need and deserve. Although the federal Indigenous Services department had announced that Minister Seamus O’Regan would sign a memorandum of understanding with Grassy Narrows…