“Black communities deserve better”: The Ontario government’s plan to fight racism falls short, says CUPE Ontario

(TORONTO, ON) The Ontario government’s plan to address anti-Black racism isn’t nearly good enough, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. Three months into a pandemic that disproportionately impacts equity-seekers, the province delays collecting and publishing urgently needed race-based data despite calls from CUPE Ontario and many others to do so. Instead, today,…

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LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Hamilton/Niagara residents polled

HAMILTON & NIAGARA – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing, over 500 people polled in Hamilton and Niagara, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. The poll was conducted for the Canadian…

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LTC residents with COVID-19 should get hospital care and health staff better protection say Ottawa, Cornwall residents polled

OTTAWA & CORNWALL – ON – From high death rates in long-term care homes, concerning levels of health care worker infections and low COVID-19 testing, over 500 people polled in Ottawa (and area) and Cornwall, say the provincial government is underperforming in how it is dealing with the pandemic response. Overall, 59 per cent of…

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“Standing Together, Leaving No One Behind”: CUPE Ontario’s Pride Month Statement

Pride Month is a time to celebrate our victories and recommit to sustained solidarity with the LGBTQ2S+ community. CUPE Ontario is proud to do so – and we’re grateful that our 280,000 public sector workers have been enriched by the voices and efforts of LGBTQ2S+ Ontarians in our union. This year, Pride Month is situated during an unprecedented health and political crisis that has…

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Indigenous History Month 2020

June is Indigenous History Month, a time to celebrate the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous communities. This month also marks the 24th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, held annually on June 21st. This month we recognize the contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We honour their strength and courage in the face…

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“During a pandemic, and always, injured workers deserve better”: CUPE Ontario’s statement on Injured Workers’ Day

Every year, on June 1, injured workers and allies gather at Queen’s Park for Injured Workers’ Day to celebrate a history of resistance, and collectively recommit to fighting for much-needed improvements. For the first time since 1983 we won’t be able to do so – but not because the issues we raise have been resolved.…

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