CUPE Ontario Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Global estimates show that more than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family. This is unacceptable. Being the most common human rights violation worldwide, violence against women and girls affects more than 1 in 3 women, a statistic that has changed very little over the last ten years.…

TDSB lunchroom supervisor cuts undermine school safety. Trustees must reverse cuts and unite with frontline workers to demand safe funding from Conservatives and Liberals

Toronto, ON – Frontline workers are deeply concerned for children’s safety because Canada’s largest school board plans to cut hundreds of lunchroom supervisors in the 2022-2023 school year. “At a time when the Toronto District School Board should be hiring more lunchroom supervisors, these bosses who are up for re-election this fall are talking about…

Frontline Residential and Community Workers in Hamilton call for urgent action to address chronic short staffing, declining workplace morale

HAMILTON, ON – Frontline residential and community outreach workers at Good Shepherd Family Centre, Reaching Home and Women’s Services Hamilton, who are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 5167, are exhausted from long hours, low pay, and acute workplace stress that has resulted in chronic understaffing, high staff turnover, leading to…

A letter to the Minister of Labour about the Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee

July 8, 2021 Sent Via Email Hon. Monte McNaughton Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development 14th Floor, 900 University Avenue Toronto, ON M7A 1T7 Dear Minister McNaughton, I am writing in response to your announcement that the Ontario Ministry of Labour will undertake an Ontario Workforce Recovery Advisory Committee. The Committee is tasked with…

University Health Network cannot continue to exploit women and racialized workers, say Toronto labour council, black trade unionists

TORONTO, ON – What seems like a deliberate workforce policy of exploiting racialized women as cheap labour by the University Health Network (UHN) is being roundly criticized by many Toronto/GTA labour and community groups advocating for economic justice for new immigrants. UHN is avoiding the direct employment of patient rehabilitation care staff at its Hillcrest…