Ontario’s University workers and students need more than ‘window dressing’ from Ford Government to get through COVID-19 crisis

TORONTO, ON – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and students at Ontario’s post-secondary institutions need more than ‘window dressing’ currently on offer from the Provincial Government, the Chair of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) warned today. “Ontario’s Universities are by no means immune from…

CUPE Ontario mourns the loss of friends, colleagues, and comrades in Ukrainian International Airlines crash.

On behalf of the 270,000 CUPE members across Ontario, we offer our deepest condolences to families, friends, and co-workers who lost loved ones in the tragic crash of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752. Twenty-four passengers from eight Ontario universities were on the flight, many of whom were members of CUPE academic locals. Although we are…

Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Committee elected Executive Vice-President Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

Toronto, ON – CUPE Ontario is thrilled to announce that Janice Folk Dawson, Chair of CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) has been elected as the Executive Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Having served on the CUPE Ontario Executive Board for almost two decades, Janice, who is also the President…

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CUPE Ontario hails court ruling striking down Ford Conservatives’ attack on students’ rights and services

TORONTO – A court ruling, striking down efforts by the Ford Conservative government to choke off democratically-approved funding for hundreds of Ontario campus organizations, represents a dramatic victory for students and workers at Universities across the province, the leader of Ontario’s largest union said today. “We were thrilled to learn that the Courts have quashed…

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University The Ontario University Workers Coordinating Committee represents more than 30,000 CUPE members working in the university sector. OUWCC coordinates bargaining and province-wide political action on issues facing university workers. The goal of the OUWCC is to unify university workers in Ontario and leverage our collective power to strengthen public post-secondary education and improve workers’…

University Workers Conference 2017

When: February 23, 2017 – February 26, 2017 all day
Where: CUPE Ontario Regional Office, 80 Commerce Valley Dr E, Thornhill, ON L3T, Canada

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As Ontario universities move to embrace ‘unkempt neglect,’ CUPE custodians sound the alarm

TORONTO, ON – Fed up with employers who are embracing the lowest standards of cleanliness on campus, university custodians across Ontario are sounding the alarm. “Universities are embracing ‘unkempt neglect’ as a standard cleanliness. That will do irreparable harm to learning, research and living conditions at Ontario’s universities,” said Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair of the Ontario…