“Solidarity with striking Montessori teachers and support staff”: CUPE Ontario sends message of support to over 100 CUPE Local 5257 members fighting for good wages

Yesterday, November 16, more than 100 front-line members of CUPE Local 5257 went on strike. Providing blended childcare and learning support at seven Blaisdale Montessori School campuses across Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, and Bowmanville, they are fighting for good wages – and on behalf of the 280,000 members of CUPE Ontario, we wholeheartedly support this important action. We call…

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Ford Conservatives aren’t listening to scientific experts with new COVID-19 guidelines

(TORONTO, ON) – CUPE Ontario is raising alarm bells about an explosive report in today’s Toronto Star illustrating how the Ford Conservatives are ignoring some of Ontario’s top public health experts by setting thresholds four times higher in new COVID-19 guidelines than those recommended by public health specialists. “What is being reported today goes beyond…

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Government’s move towards lower classification of workers is not good for Long-Term Care residents: CUPE

Toronto, ON – The Ontario government’s move towards hiring a lower classification of workers in long-term care will have consequences for residents and workers, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees. The government’s announcement on Monday called on unemployed workers, including those displaced from the retail and hospitality sector to help out at long-term care…

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Concern mounts as five regionally-operated child care centres in the Region of Waterloo at risk of closure, says CUPE Ontario

Waterloo, ON—Child care workers, advocates, parents, and caregivers anticipate that a recent external review, conducted by consulting firm KPMG on the regionally-operated child care centres in the Region of Waterloo, will recommend to Regional Council the immediate closure of five child care centres servicing families in the area. “The prospect of closing or off-loading child…

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“The wrong direction in a pandemic. Tax cuts won’t cut it; we need more investments to keep people safe”: CUPE Ontario responds to the Fall Budget

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s 2020 Budget won’t protect and support communities, and it misses the opportunity to help us through the second wave of COVID-19, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “The Ford Conservatives did an excellent job of making their proposed budget sound good, but it misses the mark taking the…

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