Over 40 Ontario unions take next steps in lawsuit against Ford government’s wage restraint legislation

Toronto, ON – A Coalition of over 40 Ontario unions has formally filed evidence in a lawsuit to repeal legislation which severely limits wage and benefit increases for public sector workers, a move the Coalition says violates bargaining rights enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “We have always believed that the Ford government’s…

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Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre’s approval of international travel for senior manager and CEO’s subsequent silence are unacceptable: CUPE

Ottawa, ON – There should be one set of rules that apply to all hospital staff said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) today in calling out the CEO of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC) for her silence on the storm over the approval of international travel and paid quarantine for a…

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Rejected info request raises questions about government’s claims for school and student safety

TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Ministry of Education has flatly refused to give a school board-by-school board breakdown of the number of education workers hired with COVID-related funds, prompting the union that made the inquiry to cast further doubt on the Ford government and its claims that it is doing everything possible to protect students in…

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Ontario proudly invests in an “airborne COVID-19 detector” but is still denying the virus is airborne; How can this be?

TORONTO, ON. – Today the Ontario government took a giant step in acknowledging that COVID-19 is an airborne virus by announcing they are investing in an “airborne COVID-19 detector”, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees. CEM Specialties Inc. (CEMSI)  will get $2 million through the Ontario Together Fund to help commercialize and accelerate production…

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Laurentian University fiasco is an indictment of the Ford Conservatives’ failed post-secondary education policies: CUPE

Toronto, ON — The bankruptcy of Laurentian University is an indictment of the policy failures of the Ford Conservatives, who are failing in their responsibility to ensure Ontarians have access to high-quality post-secondary education, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “The chronic underfunding of post-secondary institutions has led to universities’ relying on revenues…

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Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions and legacy of Black people in our communities, across the province, as well as in our union. It is a time to recognize the importance of resistance in the struggle for racial justice. It is also a time to be mindful of the deadly perils…

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Dr. Moriarty: COVID-19 Vaccine Enquiries

Infectious disease expert Dr. Tara Moriarty invites CUPE members to participate in the following vaccine education initiatives: 1)      If you’re a Canadian who would like to ATTEND a nightly Zoom sessions about COVID-19 vaccine safety, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrp0-GkyZS1Oe4cu4T7F6t1xdumCr9HmWo5dUwAYaRaw0AWw/viewform 2)      If you’d like to request a special session for your organization, union etc, please contact Grace Kim at [email protected] First…

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