For Earth Day, time to recognize a Climate Change Emergency

This Earth Day, we invite Local executives to sign on to the CUPE Climate Change Emergency Declaration. While the planet reels in response to the health emergency from COVID-19, we cannot lose sight of the environmental crisis. There is no vaccine for climate change. Global temperatures continue to go up, and we continue to experience an increasingly destabilized climate. CUPE recognizes…

Details

Thanks to Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives, chaos and confusion reign in Ontario

“A clear comprehensive plan to fight this pandemic would force the Ford Progressive Conservatives to confront their ideological blind spots and reverse themselves on issues like paid sick leave, smaller classroom sizes, and appropriately-funded social services. Instead, they stubbornly continue to ignore any evidence that doesn’t fit with their worldview — and are choosing to…

Details

Frontline community mental health and addictions workers stand up for improved services: workers to strike 12:01 a.m. April 23

Toronto, ON—Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) members at CUPE Local 4891 are beginning job action in protest of chronic underfunding to community mental health and addictions services as the pandemic takes a heavy toll on frontline workers. “Ontarians experiencing mental health concerns or addictions are suffering because they don’t have the support they need…

Details

Frontline children’s aid workers in Windsor call for vaccine prioritization

Windsor, ON—Children’s aid society workers in Windsor, whose work requires daily in-person visits to multiple private homes, schools, and other congregated settings, call on Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, to use his authority to authorize vaccine prioritization for frontline workers as has occurred in other regions of…

Details