CUPE school board leaders endorse tentative deal that secures services for students

– Deal now proceeds to province-wide ratification votes – TORONTO, ON – Within a week of their union securing a tentative central agreement that restores vital services to Ontario’s schools, hundreds of school board leaders gathered near Toronto today and gave their endorsement to the deal. Leaders from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)…

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CUPE Ontario condemns Turkish government’s invasion of Syria

October 13, 2019: The Canadian union of Public Employees – Ontario strongly condemns invasion of North-Syria by the government of Turkey. Turkish armed forces have been bombarding Kurdish regions in North-Syria since October 9th, which has caused many civilian casualties. We have been informed that a large number of people are fleeing the area. CUPE…

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CUPE city workers team up with Windsor-Essex food bank to deliver Thanksgiving dinners

WINDSOR, ON – Members of Local 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 543) have packed up 600 hampers containing everything needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner, as part of their sixth annual ‘Operation Giveback,’ in partnership with the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association. The dinner hampers will be distributed to families in the…

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Province-wide strike averted as CUPE education workers reach tentative agreement

TORONTO – After an intensive weekend of negotiations, a tentative deal has been reached for a new central agreement, following talks between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the provincial government and the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA). The new deal secures services for Ontario students and improves working life for 55,000 education workers,…

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CUPE Ontario Statement on CUPE Education Workers Negotiating Tentative Collective Agreement

(le français suit) Congratulations to CUPE Ontario’s School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) for negotiating a tentative collective agreement. For a week, 55,000 CUPE education workers have been taking job action to secure a fair agreement that ensures services for students and treats workers with respect. They have been holding firm, demanding an end to…

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Northumberland Hills hospital on track for a loss akin to 12 beds and 97 staff under Ford Conservatives

COBOURG, ON – A report released today in Cobourg shows that hospitals in Northumberland could lose (in today’s terms) 12 beds and 97 staff under the provincial Conservatives’ fiscal plan. Patients, too, are losing out as across the province, emergency room wait times have increased 13.2 per cent since Doug Ford’s government was elected just…

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As education workers give notice of walkout, CUPE urges province, trustees to focus on reaching a deal that secures services for students

TORONTO, ON – In the face of mounting evidence that school boards are using education workers’ work-to-rule job action as an excuse to cut programs, services and staffing in Ontario schools, the union that represents these workers gave the required five days’ notice for escalating their job action to a full-fledged walkout that is scheduled…

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CUPE education workers’ province-wide job action Update from CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions

On behalf of 55,000 education workers who began working to rule on Monday, September 30, representatives from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will update members of the media on their ongoing job action. Who: Laura Walton, President of CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), Darcie McEathron, CUPE School Boards Coordinator, Fred Hahn, President,…

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