Aramark and CUPE 229 announce tentative deal for food service workers at Queen’s Donald Gordon Centre

KINGSTON, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Aramark Canada, contractor for food and hospitality services at Queen’s University, have reached a tentative agreement for workers at the university’s Donald Gordon Hotel and Conference Centre. Negotiators for CUPE 229, which represents workers at the centre, and for Aramark reached the deal following…

“Repeal Bill 124”: CUPE Ontario launches campaign to support frontline workers

Toronto, ON – Now’s the time to finally repeal the Constitution-violating legislation which caps total compensation, including wages, for public sector workers to only 1 per cent, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario during a press conference. “The Ford Conservatives have simply done nothing to deal with the skyrocketing cost of living,”…

Newly unionized language instructors at University of Toronto make historic job security gains

TORONTO, ON – Contract instructors at University of Toronto’s New College are enjoying new job security, pension and other benefits as several provisions in their historic first collective agreement come into force this week. The group includes language and academic skill instructors. Some work year-round in the International Foundations Program (IFP) and others work summers…

A holiday union – Events staff at the University of Western Ontario join CUPE

London, ON — Events staff employed by the University Students’ Council of the University of Western Ontario voted yesterday to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “The pandemic has created unprecedented instability for university workers, and these workers are looking for some stability and job security. With this vote they immediately win new…

Outraged the University of Toronto colluded with Conservative Government to strip them of COVID-19 protections in the name of revenue, CUPE 3902 encourages members to learn how to refuse unsafe work

Toronto, ON — 11,500 academic workers at the University of Toronto, who are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3902, are mobilizing for an education campaign today geared towards teaching each other how to refuse unsafe work during this hazardous return to campus. Contract academic workers are frustrated that the Ford…