Letter of Solidarity with striking support workers at the University of Ottawa

Jacques Frémont President and Vice-Chancellor University of Ottawa 550 Cumberland, Room 212 Ottawa ON K1N 6N5 [email protected] October 19, 2020 Dear Jacques Frémont, First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are doing well during these difficult times. We write as representatives of the Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition (OUCC)—which represents over 435,000…

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Ontario Public Library Week

Today kicks off the beginning of Ontario Public Library Week. Libraries have brought and continue to bring community together, but this Ontario Public Library Week looks significantly different than past celebrations. The public health crisis we are experiencing has reinforced the need to be connected with one another, and has underscored the importance of strong…

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“It’s time to root out the seeds of hate”: CUPE Ontario’s statement on the threats against a Toronto mosque

CUPE Ontario’s 280,000 members join Muslim communities and allies in expressing outrage over the news that a Toronto mosque was the victim of despicable threats of violence. No one should have to be subjected to the kind of cowardly vitriol these worshippers experienced – least of all Muslims, members of a community that has long faced both systemic and explicitly violent forms…

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94% of workplace leaders in long-term care say staffing has worsened since Premier promised to act on the crisis

TORONTO, ON. – Despite the Ontario government’s promises to deal with the crisis in staffing in long-term care, 94% of the workplace leaders of the 200 long-term care facilities represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) polled this week report that the situation has actually worsened. Ontario had the country’s lowest staff-to-long-term care…

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CFS Hamilton workers vote to join CUPE

HAMILTON, ON – Workers at Catholic Family Services (CFS) Hamilton today voted strongly in favour of joining the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The roughly 75 employees include social workers, early childhood educators, counsellors, support workers, cooks, housekeepers, and office, clerical, and maintenance staff. “Workers at CFS Hamilton provide vital services for very vulnerable…

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“Something to be thankful for”: CUPE Ontario applauds ONDP’s comprehensive plan to overhaul long-term care and home care

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario New Democratic Party’s (ONDP) plan to deliver a public and non-profit home care and long-term care system is the “comprehensive vision Ontarians need”, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. CUPE Ontario, which represents more than 60,000 health care workers in Long-Term Care, Community Home Care and Hospitals,…

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“We must oppose colonial violence in our communities”: CUPE Ontario sends message of support to Indigenous Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane

CUPE Ontario sends its solidarity to Indigenous Land Defenders at 1492 Land Back Lane from Six Nations who are reclaiming land along the Haldimand Tract, south of Caledonia. Six Nations was given the land after their alliance with the British during the American Revolution, but the land was sold to developers, McKenzie Meadows, where they…

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