OFL Public consultations on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017

The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs has firmed up the travel schedule for the public consultations on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. If you have not already done so, please register to make an oral presentation when this committee meets in your community, or in a community near you. Contact…

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CUPE Ontario Statement on National Aboriginal Day

2017 marks the 21st anniversary of National Aboriginal Day, held annually on June 21. This is a day to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the past and continuing injustices faced by the original inhabitants of Turtle Island (North…

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CUPE Ontario PRIDE Statement

June is PRIDE month in Canada and around the world. PRIDE is about standing strong in the face of adversity. It’s about facing ignorance and hate head on, and giving others the courage to do the same. In Ontario, PRIDE is a joyful celebration of LGBTQ culture, but make no mistake – PRIDE is political,…

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With June 17 deadline fast approaching, CUPE 2380 says ‘time is now’ for Town of Penetanguishene to get serious about negotiations

PENETANGUISHENE, ON – With a June 17 deadline for a potential lockout or strike just days away, negotiators for Local 2380 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2380) urged the Town of Penetanguishene to get serious about negotiating a fair contract with 13 newly-organized employees.   “We have an opportunity to conclude these…

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CUPE education workers reach agreement on Bill 115 “remedy” with provincial government

TORONTO – In what may be one of the largest settlements of its kind for employees who have suffered a workplace breach of Charter rights, CUPE education workers have reached an agreement on “remedy”, or financial compensation, with the provincial government. The settlement comes slightly more than a year after the Ontario Superior Court issued…

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Government argues parliamentary privilege should protect Premier from being accountable to the court

TORONTO, ON (June 12, 2017) – In an attempt to have the lawsuit against the Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy dismissed before even going to trial, government lawyers argued in court today that the three were protected from any wrong doing because they are protected by parliamentary privilege.   Claiming the courts should…

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CUPE 1600 ratifies collective agreement with Toronto Zoo

June 11, 2017 A month-long strike at Canada’s largest zoo is one step closer to ending today after members of Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) voted to ratify a four-year collective agreement. “While we are looking forward to returning to work and to looking after the animals we so…

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Senior’s death without dignity: legacy of Liberal funding cuts, Sudbury health care rally told

SUDBURY, ON —  Health care staff at a provincial rally calling for increased funding for hospitals heard the sad story of a senior who was denied hospital admission and sent back to the nursing home where he resided, only to die on route. “This and other stories just like it are the result of the…

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CUPE 1600 reaches tentative agreement with Toronto Zoo

TORONTO, ON – Negotiators for Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) have reached a tentative agreement with the Toronto Zoo.   The tentative agreement was reached early this morning, following nearly 24 hours of continuous bargaining between the parties, assisted by a provincially-appointed mediator.   Members of CUPE 1600 went…

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To avoid potential work stoppage, CUPE 5820 urges County of Simcoe to address ‘critically important’ scheduling issues

  COUNTY OF SIMCOE, ON – After rejecting their employer’s most recent offer, maintenance, information technology and other ‘inside’ workers for the County of Simcoe, members of Unit 01 of Local 5280 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 5280-01) have voted in favour of strike action, if necessary.   Last month, members rejected…

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