Statement by Fred Hahn and Candace Rennick on Van Incident in North York

Earlier, the tranquility of a spring day in North York was disturbed by an incident that claimed the lives of family, neighbours, and friends. North York can count on the labour movement’s support in this difficult moment. We must respond as a community and grieve as a community. We applaud the courage and heroism of…

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Ontario hospital workers win new violence language, no concessions in provincial contract

TORONTO, ON – Intense weekend bargaining for 75,000 Ontario hospital workers whose three unions formed a unique alliance in provincial negotiations has resulted in a tentative contract with hospital employers. The settlement comes after weeks of mobilizing, rallying and doing visible workplace actions under the banner of ‘Together For Respect’, at more than 100 hospitals…

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Kingston, SE Ontario hospital staff join province-wide rallies Wednesday

KINGSTON, ON – Hospital workers from Kingston and other southeastern Ontario communities will be demonstrating along with their counterparts at hospitals across the province this Wednesday (April 18) at noon. The rallies are the second in a series of escalating actions that 75,000 hospital workers, who are without a contract, are taking part in this…

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While parties await Ministry of Labour Report, CUPE 3903 urges York University to ‘move quickly’ to resolve dispute and end strike

TORONTO, ON – While the parties await a report from an Industrial Inquiry Commission announced today, the union representing striking academic workers at York University called on the employer to resume negotiations to resolve the six-week long labour dispute. “While we will fully cooperate with the Commissioner, we are also acutely aware that any further…

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CUPE 416 and PortsToronto ratify collective agreement

TORONTO, ON – PortsToronto and 91 of its hourly and salaried employees have ratified a new six-year collective agreement. A joint statement issued by PortsToronto and the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 416) stated, “This new agreement will provide workers with improvements to their wages…

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CUPE Ontario’s International Solidarity Committee strongly denounces the deportation order against Lucy Granados.

  Lucy Granados is a community leader and mother, and communities across Canada have been demanding her release from detention and that her application for permanent residency on humanitarian grounds be accepted. We call on the Canadian government, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to withdraw the deportation order against Lucy…

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Six weeks after strike begins, York University still unwilling to negotiate with academic workers

TORONTO, ON – As a labour dispute between York University and their academic workers moves into its sixth week, the union representing York’s striking teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants said today the two sides remain no closer to reaching a deal. “York University has consistently refused to bargain,” said Lina Nasr, a member…

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NDP’s commitment to guaranteed care for seniors is the kind of leadership Ontario needs

TORONTO, ON – Today’s reintroduction of the Time to Care Act shows that the Ontario NDP are the only party committed to guaranteeing seniors will have legislated minimum care standards they can count on when they need to move into long-term care. And that’s the kind of leadership we need in Ontario, says Candace Rennick, Secretary…

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CUPE 3903 to hold 9:15 a.m. press conference at Queen’s Park tomorrow

  TORONTO, ON – Representatives of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903) will hold a press conference tomorrow morning at 9:15 in the Queen’s Park Media Studio. Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario will accompany members of the CUPE 3903 Bargaining Team. The Bargaining Team will update media on recent…

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