Thank you, Cheri Di Novo, for your commitment to equality and social justice, and your tireless representation of all working people.

  December 14, 2017, marks Parkdale High Park NDP MPP Cheri Di Novo’s last day in the Ontario Legislature. The activist MPP is set to resign her seat and return to her first calling as a United Church Minister.  Cheri has been a good friend to CUPE Ontario members and leaves gigantic shoes to fill.…

New study reveals toxic environment of physical and sexual violence against staff in Ontario hospitals

Kitchener, ON – Sexual assaults, a life-altering concussion, shattered faces, fractured bones, lost teeth, bites and brain injury. These are just some of the injuries sustained at the hands of patients by Ontario health care staff who participated in a major new study ‘Assaulted and Unheard: Violence Against Healthcare Staff.’ Featured in ‘NEW SOLUTIONS: A…

North Bay hospital staff report staggeringly high workplace violence rates: Poll

NORTH BAY, ON — A poll of North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) staff conducted earlier this week shows “staggeringly high rates of workplace violence with virtually no resolve from the hospital,” said Michael Hurley president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) that commissioned the poll. What’s more said Hurley at a media conference to release the poll…

150 Kingston hospital staff push for better hospital funding at large Ottawa rally Friday

KINGSTON, ON – More than 150 hospital staff from Kingston Health Sciences Centre KHSC), represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1974) will board several buses early Friday (October 27, 2017) morning and head to Ottawa. There, they will join hundreds of other hospital workers from across Ontario, for a noon rally at…

16 environmental, health and labour groups raise serious concerns with Bill 154 in open letter to Premier

October 23, 2017 The Hon. Kathleen Wynne Premier of Ontario Legislative Building Queen’s Park Toronto ON M7A 1A1 Via email : [email protected] Dear Premier Wynne: Re: Bill 154, An Act to cut unnecessary red tape by enacting one new Act and making various amendments and repeals We are writing to you to express our profound…

Support university food service workers!

CUPE university workers in Ontario stand in solidarity with Unite HERE Local 75 food service workers at York University and University of Toronto Scarborough in their effort for decent wages and working conditions. CUPE’s Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) encourages all workers and students on these campuses to support Aramark food service workers by…