Ford shoots back at claims Ontario should provide sick leave to those impacted by pandemic

Just as Ontario Premier Doug Ford was outlining the latest stay-at-home order from the Ontario government, CUPE Ontario (Canadian Union of Public Employees) said the announcement was a demonstration of Ontario’s “deep political failure” during the pandemic. In a hard-hitting news release, CUPE said any stay-at-home order must include some sort of legislated effort at paid…

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“Any successful stay-at-home order must include legislated paid sick days”: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – The stay-at-home order is yet another sign of the Conservative Government’s deep political failure during this pandemic, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “Every single expert makes it clear that the people contracting COVID-19 in this third wave are essential front-line workers and members of racialized communities,” said Fred…

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Welland Municipal workers request “no-board” after negotiations with City stall, strike or lockout could begin at the end of the month

WELLAND, ON – Local 1115 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1115) has requested a “no-board” report from the Ministry of Labour, which will kick off a 17-day countdown until the union or the City of Welland can initiate a legal strike or lockout. The union is citing the need for improvements to…

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“Value us. Stand with us – not employers. Don’t appeal pay equity court decision that would see our wages rise,” long-term care workers urge Ontario Premier

TORONTO, ON – Approaching Equal Pay Day in Ontario, Premier Doug Ford and the PC provincial government are being urged by tens of thousands of long-term care staff to “stand with them and value their work” by not appealing a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision that would raise their wages. Earlier this month, the…

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Kenora/Dryden/Fort Frances/Sioux Lookout community urged to back call for human rights inquiry into years of systemic ageism in health policies that contributed to LTC COVID-19 deaths

KENORA, ON –Advocates asking the Human Rights Commission for a ground-breaking probe into years of systemic ageism in Ontario’s health system are urging Kenora/Dryden/Fort Frances/Sioux Lookout residents to get behind their call for a public inquiry. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC), the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) the hospital division of the Canadian Union…

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For a University sector in crisis, Ford Conservatives’ 2021 budget a ‘shocking dereliction of responsibility’ says CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Chair

TORONTO, ON – The Provincial budget tabled yesterday by Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy represents a ‘shocking dereliction of responsibility’ to Ontario’s university sector by the Ford Conservative government, according to David Simao, Chair of the Ontario University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) which speaks on behalf of more than 30,000 university workers represented by CUPE across…

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