Striking Canadian Hearing Society workers and their allies rally in front of Ministries of Health and Community and Social Services

TORONTO – Over the lunch hour, hundreds of people rallied outside government offices in support of members of CUPE Local 2073, the striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). The 227 workers, who provide vital services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, have been on a province-wide strike since March 6th.  …

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CUPE Ontario joins labour and community partners to demand Liberal government improve working conditions for all workers

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – It’s time for the Liberal government to focus on improving working conditions for all workers rather than helping their friends and donors, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, standing in solidarity with dozens of community and labour organizations at a press conference held in advance of Thursday’s provincial budget. “This government…

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On April 25, striking CUPE 2073 members and their supporters will send a message to the Canadian Hearing Society and key government funders

TORONTO, ON – After being on strike for nearly two months, members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) and their supporters will send a message to their employer, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) and the government ministries that provide a substantial portion of their funding. Beginning at 12 noon…

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Tuesday rally for increased health care funding at Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital

KENORA, ON — There will be a rally to call for increased health care funding on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 noon at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora. The rally will feature Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National president Mark Hancock and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hospital staff from across Ontario…

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Workers’ solidarity delivers an end to four-month lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Strong solidarity and enormous political pressure caused the Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS) to make an eleventh-hour decision to end the labour dispute it began four months ago. This afternoon the society’s executive director signed the return-to-work protocol provided by the Canadian Union of Public…

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CUPE files unfair labour practice complaint against Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO – Lawyers for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing 227 striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), have filed an unfair labour practice complaint at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The workers have been on strike since March 6th.   In its submissions to the OLRB, the union…

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Ottawa PSWs, RPNs rally for a 4 hour resident care standard; Friday, April 21 – 12:30 p.m.

OTTAWA, ON — The care needs of Ontario long-term care residents have increased significantly in the last decade, yet the provincial Liberal government funds long-term care at the lowest level in the country. Data shows that Ottawa area long-term care residents at 17 area homes are shortchanged 1,460 hours of health care each day and…

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Continuing job action is ‘only possible move’ in face of disarray and dishonesty at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS: CUPE

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – After the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound broke its word about agreeing to resolve the current labour dispute through binding arbitration, workers locked out of their jobs since December have no option but to hold their own job action against the…

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What is Minister Coteau waiting for? – Latest move by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS means Ministry must take charge of agency immediately, says CUPE

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON –  Negotiators for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound have reneged on their pledge to the government and to the union to take outstanding contract issues in the current labour dispute to binding arbitration, leaving northern communities without the child protection services…

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