CUPE Ontario retirees are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees currently retired and living across Ontario.
When our public services, pensions, benefits, and public healthcare system are threatened by all levels of governments and their corporate allies, we strongly believe that we as retirees need to come together to fight to protect our hard won-rights and to express our solidarity to the current unionized and non-unionized workers who are fighting for better working conditions and to build a better society.
To join our network, fill out the form at the bottom of this page or simply call us at 905-739-9739 or e-mail us at [email protected]
Current chair/executive board rep of our Retirees Network, Stephen Seaborn of CUPE Local 1281.
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Retirees Biennial Meeting
CUPE Ontario has convened our biennial meeting of retiree members to be held on Monday, March 15th.
Members of local and district council Retiree Committees are being invited along with retirees and soon-to-retire members.
The meeting will run from 10am to 2pm. Our agenda will include:
- Retirees at our local & at district councils
- Model bylaw amendments
- Fred and Candace
- Retirees at convention
• Serious cuts are being made to the services delivered by the now-retired members of CUPE
• Ford’s cuts directly violate the human rights of older persons as defined by the UN Independent Expert on older adults.
• Cuts in our communities impact CUPE’s retired members across Ontario. Our reliance on long term care facilities, hospitals, municipal health service supports for disabilities are increasing just as those services fall victim to dramatic cutbacks.
“Recycling” our members back into activism provides huge potential in the age of Doug Ford. ♻️
One of the ways locals and district councils are supporting their retiree members (and importantly drawing retirees back into the work of the union) has been to establish, via a local meeting motion, a Retiree Council or Committee.
Two locals and one district council have chosen to take this a step further by modeling their bylaws on our CUPE Ontario constitution.
- Support from CUPE Staff Reps is, of course, really important the promotion of engaging retirees by setting up Retirees Committee.
• CUPE Retirees Network member, Ed Thomas of local 5167 (pictured here on the right) has shared “terms of reference” and model By Laws for Retirees Committees at locals. Get your copy of each to share with your local. Contact [email protected]
The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1281 retiree rep met recently with retirees at CUPE Local 79 to explore how to maintain contact with members aging out of the workforce.