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Listen NowCUPE Cast Tiffany Balducci Host Brianna Plummer Host Brittany Nisbett Host CUPE Cast Episode 36 – Unmasking Mental Health The new CUPE Cast is here! Mental Health is health. We can’t divorce our physical well-being from our mental well-being. In this episode, Brianna and Brittany discuss why mental health is a health and safety…

CUPE Ontario’s Statement for the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia

CUPE Ontario stands in solidarity with communities from coast to coast on the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia, observed on January 29th. This day serves as a solemn reminder of the tragic events that unfolded in Quebec City in 2017, when a gunman entered a mosque…

CUPE Members working in Home and Community Care Support Services to protest at Ontario Treasury Board to demand a fair deal at the bargaining table!

TORONTO – On Wednesday morning, a delegation representing 1,600 CUPE members working in Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) were offered an insulting wage increase at the bargaining table by the Ontario Treasury Board and the Ford Government. Over thirty members working in HCCSS travelled from across Ontario to bargain a fair wage reopener…

Shortage of placements for youth means they can end up in hotels, increasing risk for all involved

BELLEVILLE, ON – With limited foster homes available, Highland Shores Children’s Aid (HSCA) has been forced to place a youth in hotels and even Airbnb’s since November. The province-wide shortage of licensed spaces in foster homes and treatment facilities is leading more agencies to turn to hotels, motels, and Air bnbs. The children and youth…

“St. Catharines’ forestry must remain public”: Forestry workers set to fill council in opposition to the threat of job cuts

(St. Catharines, ON) With the Mayor of St. Catharines presenting a budget that included the privatization of forestry as an item, forestry workers, members of CUPE Local 150, are set to attend a council meeting to protect their jobs and services, and to ensure that forestry remains public. “A sufficient tree canopy provides invaluable ecological…

88% of Northern Ontario hospital workers not confident about Ford government’s health sector plan, 49% considering leaving: new poll

SUDBURY, ON – A new poll paints a grim picture about the staffing crisis in Northern Ontario hospitals, as 90 per cent of workers say there are not enough staff to provide high quality patient care, and nearly half are contemplating leaving their jobs within the next year amidst high stress levels, exhaustion, and anxiety.…

CUPE Ontario Year End Message 2023

Dear comrades, sisters, brothers, and friends: This past year has been a challenging one for our members, our communities, for people around the globe. In so many ways, the strength of our union’s solidarity has been tested. But in every instance, the members of CUPE Ontario have come through the challenges of 2023 with strengthened…

CUPE 136 Outside workers in Oakville to hold ‘All Treats, No Tricks’ Rally about their negotiations with the town.

Oakville, ON – The outside workers for the Town of Oakville are inviting residents to join them in Oakville Towne Square late Friday afternoon for an ‘all treats, no tricks’ information rally about their ongoing collective bargaining. The members of CUPE Local 136 have been without a contract since February 15. To date, the Town…