Toronto hospital workers call on employer to show respect and implement the contract they negotiated

TORONTO, ON – Workers at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Providence Healthcare are rallying to demand that their employer implement the collective agreement that was negotiated and ratified in May. The contract includes new provisions to protect workers from violence in the workplace and wage increases retroactive to September 2017. Our Shared Purpose is the…

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Union sends open letter to York University president, “Do better by our university and negotiate an end to this strike”

  TORONTO, ON – On the 115th day of the strike at York University, CUPE 3903, which represents contract faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and part-time librarians and archivists, has sent a letter to University President Rhonda Lenton outlining how the strike could end immediately should Lenton choose to do so. The letter acknowledges the…

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CUPE Ontario congratulates Toronto Overdose Prevention Society for opening new permanent site at Moss Park – and stands ready to help defend it

TORONTO, ON – The new permanent Moss Park overdose prevention site is a tribute to all the volunteers that have not only saved lives through their care but also fought to ensure our governments provide ongoing support to truly address the opioid crisis plaguing our communities, says CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn. More than a…

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Premier Designate Ford’s hiring freeze demonstrates a lack of understanding of the scope of government services: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Today’s announcement of a unilateral hiring freeze across all government services demonstrates Premier Designate Doug Ford’s lack of understanding of the overall scope of services the Ontario government provides, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Ford has not even been sworn in as Premier and he has made this sweeping decision without…

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