CUPE 543 Windsor city workers to deliver Thanksgiving dinners today in partnership with Windsor-Essex food bank association

WINDSOR, ON – CUPE 543 city workers will be distributing gift hampers to individuals and families in need in Windsor this morning as part of a charity drive in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association. The hampers were packed by municipal workers commemorating the ninth year of an initiative they call ‘Operation Giveback.’ “Operation…

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Human rights tribunal upholds unionized workers’ right to file claims in Ontario

Lawyers and advocates were concerned — especially for marginalized people — that unionized workers would lose access to the human rights tribunal. Unionized workers in Ontario will still be able to file complaints independently at the province’s human rights tribunal, the tribunal has determined, despite a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that limits access…

Northwestern Ontario hospitals need to hire 150 more staff each year to deal with increased patient needs and rising paramedic offload delays

KENORA, ON – Unless hospitals in northwestern Ontario hire 150 more staff (yearly), problems with spiking emergency room wait times and unprecedented staffing shortages will deepen as the population ages, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at a media conference in Kenora today. CUPE based its call for the 150 new hospital staff…

Northwestern Ontario hospitals need to hire 150 more staff each year to deal with increased patient needs and rising paramedic offload delays

KENORA, ON – Unless hospitals in northwestern Ontario hire 150 more staff (yearly), problems with spiking emergency room wait times and unprecedented staffing shortages will deepen as the population ages, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at a media conference in Kenora today. CUPE based its call for the 150 new hospital staff…

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Case Study: Toronto Education Workers Local 4400

Toronto Education Workers Local 4400 (TEW) is made up of approximately 17,000 education workers working primarily within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). TEW is also home to childcare workers from various childcare centres and caretakers from Viamonde French Board, representing over 400 job classifications and over 1,000 worksites. Case Study Highlights Started The Working…

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Students’ Welcome Tuition Fee Freeze but Ontario Universities Need a Funding Increase

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The recent announcement of a tuition fee freeze for Ontario’s university students will provide some necessary short-term relief, however the Ford Government must reverse its cuts and provide necessary funding to the provinces universities, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents 30,000 workers in universities across Ontario. “Fees are a…

2022 Statement: Ontario School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

CUPE Ontario recognizes school crossing guards on Ontario’s annual School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, that takes place this year on March 23, 2022. School crossing guards are vital to help ensure that children safely cross the street during their routes to and from school. They also remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians at intersections.…