“Front-line workers in the public and the private sector deserve a permanent pay increase:” CUPE Ontario stands in solidarity with UFCW 175 & 633

Our communities are getting through this crisis, and will thrive on the other side, because of the efforts of front-line workers. These are the workers in our long-term care facilities caring for the elderly; in group homes caring for people with disabilities and providing a range of supports for the most vulnerable; in our towns and cities, providing…

International Women’s Day Statement 2020

(TORONTO, ON) On March 8, CUPE Ontario joins numerous other organizations communities around the world in commemorating International Women’s Day (IWD). CUPE Ontario recognizes the importance of connecting global and local struggles, and of approaching various systems of oppression with an interwoven fightback strategy. Representing 280,000 public sector workers within the province, we are proud…

International Women’s Day 2019

On International Women’s Day, CUPE Ontario celebrates the achievements of women, including women in our union, and recommits to taking on the fight for gender equity. Women face political, social, and economic struggles that lead to their continued marginalization. It is by taking on these fights that we build the resistance required to achieve a…

International Women’s Day 2018

On International Women’s Day, March 8, CUPE Ontario members proudly join people from all over the globe in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  We also reaffirm our commitment to the fight for gender equality and women’s rights. The annual event is as much about the women’s movement as it is…

International Women’s Day 2017

On March 8, people across the globe celebrate women’s struggles and achievements by observing International Women’s Day.  The annual event, first celebrated in commemoration of the 1908 strike by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, has deep roots in the labour movement. Women have played a crucial role in the Canadian labour movement, fighting for…