Ford government uses fall economic statement to bring in deep cuts to public services

TORONTO, ON (November 15, 2018) – Tax cuts for the wealthiest and further tax breaks for corporations announced in the Ford government’s economic statement will mean deep cuts for public services, says CUPE Ontario’s Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. “You can’t reduce taxes for corporations and the wealthy and bring down the deficit without making significant cuts…

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Does Vic Fedeli have the courage to face Ontario’s biggest financial challenge?

TORONTO, ON – As Ontario Finance Minister, Vic Fedeli prepares to unveil the fall economic statement, the people of Ontario need to know whether or not he is prepared to deal with the government’s significant revenue problems, says CUPE Ontario’s Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. “Seniors in long-term care are suffering, sick people are being left on…

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With Sudbury hospital at 110 per cent capacity, staff build anti-cuts momentum with rally and community forum

SUDBURY, ON – Committed to stemming a cycle of provincial hospital underfunding they believe risks patient care, frontline staff at Health Sciences North (HSN) are building community opposition to the most recent round of staff and patient cuts at the hospital. Their efforts to form an anti-cuts movement in Sudbury are intensifying with a second…

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“Library workers make libraries great”: Markham and New Tecumseth library workers celebrate Library Week

MARKHAM, ON – Public library workers in Markham and New Tecumseth, members of Local 905 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and their supporters, are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week with the message that great libraries depend on great workers. “We’re very proud of the relationship we have developed with our patrons in…

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CUPE Ontario joins early childhood educators and child care workers in calling on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children”

  Today (October 16) is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario. Coming just days before the municipal election, educators and their supporters are calling on municipal and school board politicians to join them as “Champions for Children” by committing to three big ideas to build a better child care system…

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