OPEN LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE ONTARIO LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY REGARDING BILL 13 TIME TO CARE ACT

For over a decade, our international, interdisciplinary team has been studying long-term care in six different countries, including Canada. Our research clearly indicates that minimum staffing is a necessary but not sufficient condition to keep residents, staff and relatives safe. We urge you to support and implement a minimum standard of four hours a day…

End profit in long-term care, reinvest in more residents’ supports and staffing, urge advocates in new “CARE NOT PROFITS” campaign

TORONTO, ON – Ontarians are being urged to join a growing call for profound changes to the province’s long-term care system that would end profit-making in the provision of residential care. Today, SEIU Healthcare, CUPE, and Unifor, unions that represent workers across the long-term care sector, invited families to demand reforms from Premier Doug Ford…

Important OMERS Update

Take action to protect your pension Over the last two years, some members of the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board have attempted to remove the guaranteed indexing of your pension. So far, CUPE Ontario, allies, and plan members have been able to defeat these attempts. Unfortunately, there is a good chance that this year another…

Urgent Joint Letter from Unions Re: Omers

(le français suit) Dear CUPE Ontario members in the OMERS pension plan, CUPE Ontario has recently been made aware of several proposed by-law amendments that would fundamentally change OMERS, weakening the voices of workers and their unions. Click here to read a joint letter issued by the Employee-side Sponsors of OMERS in response. With less than 3 weeks notice…