CUPE Ontario convention re-elects President and Secretary-Treasurer, elects 4 VPs

TORONTO, ON – With CUPE Ontario’s first-ever virtual convention still underway, delegates re-elected Fred Hahn as President and Candace Rennick as Secretary-Treasurer. Additionally, 4 Vice-Presidents were elected. “I’m so thankful and humbled that the hard-working front-line workers and members of CUPE Ontario have entrusted me yet again with this position,” said Fred Hahn, who has…

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Social services resolutions highlight urgent need to protect frontline workers from COVID-19; resist and repeal the unconstitutional Bill 124; and address gaps in internal policies to protect members from sexualized violence and harassment

Additional resolutions aim to support CUPE’s lead child care coalition partner, the Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (OCBCC) and prioritize first-hand member stories in a comprehensive public awareness campaign. Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam, Chair of Ontario’s Social Service Workers’ Coordinating Committee (SSWCC), encouraged convention delegates to support Resolution No. 5 that calls on CUPE Ontario…

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Day 3 Convention Newsletter

On the second day of our first-ever virtual convention, delegates continued debates over timely resolutions, applauded members who received well-deserved awards, heard about our exciting Action Plan, and exercised the collective and democratic power of voting for some of our most critical positions. Delegates re-elected Fred Hahn as President and Candace Rennick as Secretary-Treasurer. Also…

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Ontario votes down 14 days paid sick days, offers three for workers

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario represents 280,000 public sector workers. President Fred Hahn says it is time to listen to experts and legislate. “We have been crystal clear from the first day of this crisis,” said Hahn. “Ontarians need this government to legislate universal employer-provided and permanent paid sick days that is…

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Ontario asks Ottawa to administer sick leave benefit for workers amid third wave of COVID-19

The Ontario government is offering to double federal sick leave payments to $1,000 a week for workers in the province amid the surging COVID-19 pandemic – if Ottawa agrees to administer the program. In an April 22 letter to Finance Minster Chrystia Freeland, obtained by The Globe and Mail, Ontario Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy said…

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Ontario details plan for 3 paid sick days after a year of mounting pressure

According to the Opposition NDP, the vote marked the 25th time the Ford government has voted down a proposal for paid sick days in 2021 alone. In a statement reacting to the announcement, CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn said the Ford government had “chosen chaos and confusion” over delivering the type of program Ontarians truly need. “Everyone…

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