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Frontline child welfare workers mark National Day of the Child with visit to Queen’s Park to discuss the crisis in Ontario’s child welfare system

TORONTO – The Ford Conservatives are putting children and families at risk by cutting funding to Children’s Aid Societies and asking frontline workers to do more with less, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Child welfare workers, represented by CUPE, were at Queen’s Park today to mark November 20, the National Day…

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Tentative agreement reached between CUPE 3906 and McMaster University

HAMILTON, ON – Negotiators for Unit 1, Local 3906 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3906-1) today have reached a tentative agreement with McMaster University. The tentative agreement follows two days of bargaining between the parties, assisted by a Provincially-appointed mediator. “We look forward to bringing this agreement before our members so they…

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Important OMERS Update

(le français suit) Important OMERS Update The OMERS Sponsors Corporation voted on a series of changes to its bylaws. We’re providing an update, as we get additional information about the results today’s meeting. With only a few weeks notice, workers and their Sponsor unions successfully mobilized to protect our right to freely appoint our Representatives…

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Media Advisory: A delegation of concerned paramedics to visit Minister of Health Christine Elliott at her constituency office on Friday

NEWMARKET, ON – On Friday, November 15th, at 11 a.m., paramedics represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will visit the constituency office of Minister of Health Christine Elliott. Paramedics are concerned about government plans to restructure land ambulance in Ontario, and rumours of privatization. Many communities are already grappling with ambulance shortages…

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Media Advisory: President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn will Address Communities not Cuts Rally at Doug Ford’s Constituency Office in Etobicoke

Toronto, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will join CUPE 2977, CUPE’s Health and Safety/Injured Workers, and community members at Doug Ford’s Constituency Office. This event is part of Communities not Cuts rallies and events taking place across the province this week. WHO: CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn CUPE Health and Safety/Injured Workers WHEN:…

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Media Advisory: President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn will Address Communities not Cuts Rally at Peter Bethlenfalvy’s Constituency Office in Pickering

Pickering, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will join Northumberland CUPE District Council, Durham Region Labour Council and community members in Pickering today as part of weeklong events across the province. Today, CUPE Ontario and Labour will be taking action at Peter Bethlenfalvy’s Constituency Office bringing our message of Communities not Cuts! WHO: CUPE…

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Something Special Children’s Centre’s decision to close during their lockout only hurts parents and children, union

KINGSTON, ON – Eight child care workers who have been locked out of their workplace are surprised after their employer, Something Special Children’s Centre, announced that it will close without reason or a timeline for reopening. “It came as a bit of a surprise to us considering they made the announcement right after we came…

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