Ford Conservatives’ reckless P3 Pipeline announcement is all about transferring our public funds into private corporate bank accounts

The Ford Conservatives’ recent P3 $60billion dollar announcement syphons money away from communities in order to build and expand corporate profits. Infrastructure investment is desperately needed, but Ontarians understand that P3’s hurt communities, and they have been fighting against them for years. CUPE Ontario agrees with the people of Ontario and does not support a…

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Toronto hospitals on track for a loss akin to 802 beds and 5,636 staff under Ford Conservatives

TORONTO, ON – A report released today in Toronto shows that the city’s hospitals could lose (in today’s terms) 802 beds and 5,636 staff under the provincial Conservatives’ fiscal plan. Patients too are losing out as emergency room wait times have increased 13.2 per cent since Doug Ford’s government was elected a year ago. “Far…

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With record high hallway medicine, how will Toronto hospitals fare under strain of $1B more in Conservative cuts? Media conference Thursday

TORONTO, ON – Already struggling with a summer of record-high emergency room (ER) wait times, increasing hallway health care and the flu season in the offing, how will Toronto’s hospitals fare under the strain of a $1Billion more in cuts that the Conservatives have signaled making? At a media conference Thursday, September 12, 2019 at…

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CUPE Ontario Launches province wide campaign Communities, Not Cuts campaign

TORONTO, ON – CUPE Ontario announced today their Communities not Cuts campaign. This province-wide initiative brings together public sector workers and communities in a fightback against the Ford Conservative government’s all out attack on Ontario’s public services and the workers who provide them. “Every community, every type of work we do, every service Ontarians rely…

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President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn to join rally outside of City Hall in support of municipally operated child care centres

Click here to send the online mailer right now – stop these cuts in Peterborough PETERBOROUGH, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, CUPE Local 126 President, Trish Bucholtz, workers, concerned parents and community members will rally against the attempted closure of two municipally operated child care centres and two before and after school programs.…

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Ford cuts to child care are an attack on women, families and the community, Peterborough city council must defend quality child care

PETERBOROUGH, ON – The City of Peterborough’s plan to close its child care centres is a move that targets children, families and eliminates good jobs that are predominantly held by women according to Trish Bucholz, a front-line child care worker and president of Local 126 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents child…

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Statement from CUPE/OSBCU bargaining team about latest developments in negotiations

TORONTO, ON – The following statement was issued by Laura Walton, president of the Ontario School Board Council of Unions, the designated bargaining agent charged with negotiating a central collective agreement on behalf of 55,000 education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Today the CUPE/OSBCU bargaining team met with the Council…

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Statement from CUPE/OSBCU bargaining team about latest developments in negotiations

TORONTO, ON – The following statement was issued by Laura Walton, president of the Ontario School Board Council of Unions, the designated bargaining agent charged with negotiating a central collective agreement on behalf of 55,000 education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).   Today the CUPE/OSBCU bargaining team met with the…

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CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn to Launch Province Wide Community based Campaign to stop the Ford Conservative Government Cuts

TORONTO, ON – Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, will hold a press conference on Monday, September 9th at Queen’s Park to launch a province wide community based & multi sector campaign to stop the Ford Conservative Government Cuts. This community focused campaign will provide support to local activists in communities across the province to…

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Labour Day 2019

Dear CUPE Ontario members, Without Ontario’s labour movement, many of the advances our province has made toward becoming a more prosperous and fair society would not have happened.  This Labour Day, we remember with gratitude the work of generations of trade unionists to advance the rights, working conditions and public services we enjoy today. But…

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