Government’s changes to education include $309 million in hidden cuts that will “inflict damage” on students

TORONTO, ON – Major cuts to funding for staff who support students in school are buried in today’s much-ballyhooed announcement on changes to education, said the union that represents 55,000 education workers in the province. Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) shared their findings of $309 million in cuts after their analysis…

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West Park Healthcare Centre workers join CUPE

TORONTO, ON – Behavioural Support Workers and Behavioural Therapists in the Acquired Brain Injury Behavioural Services Department (ABIBS) at West Park Healthcare Centre have joined the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) after a certification vote held Monday, March 11, 2019. Organizer Deb Oldfield was happy to welcome the group into CUPE. “These workers decided…

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Tentative settlement reached between CUPE and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

BELLEVILLE, ON – The union representing workers at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3314 has reached a tentative settlement in negotiations with the health unit. CUPE Local 3314 represents approximately 62 workers, including public health inspectors, dental hygienists, registered dental assistants, health promoters, programme assistants, family home visitors,…

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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…

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Joint Statement from Educational Workers’ Unions in Ontario: Supporting Students with Autism

As parents, educators, front-line workers, education stakeholders’ and as concerned residents in Ontario, we strongly urge the government to rethink its rash decision-making on the Ontario Autism Program and put the needs of children with autism first. The Ford government’s reckless changes to the way it supports children with autism – in particular, its cuts…

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