“Not just ‘one tough year’”: CUPE Ontario calls for independent review of OMERS investment performance

TORONTO, ON – The long-term underperformance of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan urgently requires a full and independent review, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario in a report released today. Take action at cupe.on.ca/fixomers “Investment returns are a critical part of funding the pensions of front-line workers. Unlike…

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Union coalition representing majority of Chartwell workers calls for ouster of board chair Mike Harris

For Immediate release On the eve of annual meeting, Union coalition representing majority of Chartwell workers calls for ouster of board chair Mike Harris The vote against Harris should be part of a broader reform in long-term care 19 May 2021—A coalition of unions, representing a majority of Chartwell’s long-term care (LTC) staff, is calling…

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Buildings are crammed, dilapidated, and further hard-hit by COVID-19: Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) workers aim to improve quality of life for 110,000 tenants during collective agreement negotiations

Toronto, ON—Social housing workers, who are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79, are at the bargaining table to improve housing conditions for more than 110,000 residents at TCHC’s nearly 60,000 rental housing units. “CUPE Local 79 is bargaining to enhance safety, improve quality, and ensure affordability for Torontonians who rely…

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“There’s no room for discrimination against people with disabilities”: CUPE Ontario and Joel Harden call for consultation and revision of triage protocol

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Government’s draft plan to ration access to at-capacity critical-care is discriminatory and must be revised immediately, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario and Joel Harden, NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre and the Critic for Accessibility & Persons with Disabilities. “The fact that the draft plan says that…

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Trauma, turmoil experienced by northern Ontario RPNs among highest in the province: poll finds

NORTHERN ONTARIO — This Nursing Week, SEIU Healthcare and CUPE’s Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE) are making an urgent plea of support for registered practical nurses (RPNs). The two unions released polling and survey data showing trauma and turmoil experienced by RPNs on the frontline of our health care system. Today several RPNs working…

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