Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society take to the airwaves with new radio ad

Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) are taking to the airwaves with a new radio ad in Toronto. The ad urges the employer back to the table to resolve the strike through negotiations. Listen to the radio ad: An ASL vlog of the ad is also available: “We are concerned that the employer has not agreed to a single face-to-face bargaining session since the strike began […]

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Listen to the People and Keep Hydro Public: Gates, Hahn to Wynne

Listen to the People and Keep Hydro Public: Gates, Hahn to Wynne

Niagara Falls, ON – Concerned Ontarians gathered tonight by the Falls, a cornerstone of Ontario’s public power system to call on Kathleen Wynne to keep hydro in public hands.   NDP MPP (Niagara Falls) and Infrastructure critic Wayne Gates spoke at the rally. “Here in Niagara, we know that public power is our legacy. And we are fighting tooth and nail to keep it that […]

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Cuts for post-secondary institutions a step backwards for Saskatchewan, says CUPE

Provincial budget cuts to Saskatchewan’s universities could lead to major job loss and unaffordable tuition hikes, warns the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The Saskatchewan Government announced a 5.8 per cent reduction in funding for post-secondary institutions in the province of Saskatchewan. For the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, it means $25 million less in funding. The government is also requiring […]

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Striking Hearing Society workers get a boost from CUPE leaders

Members of CUPE 2073, representing workers at 24 locations of the Canadian Hearing Society across Ontario, have been on strike since March 6 – and today they were joined on the picket line by CUPE National President Mark Hancock, National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury, and Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. Their message was simple. “We’re here today to support you,” said Fleury. “We will stand with you all […]

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After three months locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS, children’s aid workers ask: where is the board of directors?

After three months locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS, children’s aid workers ask: where is the board of directors?

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Workers marking three months of lockout by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) are holding the society’s board of directors to account over its failure to return to the bargaining table and negotiate a deal that ends the labour dispute.   At the same time, locked-out CAS employees are relating the board’s failure to resume bargaining […]

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After three months locked out by Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS, children’s aid workers ask: where is the board of directors?

Workers marking three months of lockout by Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) are holding the society’s board of directors to account over its failure to return to the bargaining table and negotiate a deal that ends the labour dispute. At the same time, locked-out CAS employees are relating the board’s failure to resume bargaining with the continuing and dangerous deterioration of services at […]

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MPP Peggy Sattler, London Club of the Deaf among Allies to join Solidarity BBQ for Canadian Hearing Society Strikers

MPP Peggy Sattler, London Club of the Deaf among Allies to join Solidarity BBQ for Canadian Hearing Society Strikers

LONDON, ON — The picket line for Canadian Hearing Society workers will get a boost tomorrow (Friday, March 24) from local allies including London West MPP Peggy Sattler. Members of The London Club of the Deaf are sponsoring the BBQ as a public demonstration of their support for the strikers. Other supportive unions, allied groups and individuals will also be in attendance.   CUPE 2073 represents […]

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Libraries left feeling the pain after latest Sask Party budget

Yesterday’s provincial budget eliminated provincial funding for public libraries in Regina and Saskatoon and cut funding for regional libraries in half, or by $3.5 million. CUPE is concerned about the impact this will have on libraries across the province – and for the municipalities that suddenly have to plan for the downloading of services. “Libraries are a vital part of communities across Saskatchewan, and the services […]

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Letter: Public distrust of Ball Government well earned

Dwight Ball’s Liberal Government is setting the province on the road to a deeper recession, but they don’t have to. Look at Alberta, where they chose to help the people of their province, not hurt them when they’re down. Families in Newfoundland and Labrador are already struggling to make ends meet. Layoffs, wage freezes, cuts to public services, and attacks on unions are only making things worse. […]

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Kildonan Personal Care Centre Workers to Hold Info Picket March 23

WINNIPEG – Kildonan Personal Care Centre workers – the women and men who look after elders with compassion and care every day – will be holding an information picket on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Contract talks between Local 4860 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and Revera, the company that runs Kildonan PCC, broke down in late January over remaining bargaining items. The parties met […]

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Sask Party budget punishes working families for government’s mismanagement while rewarding corporations, says CUPE

The latest provincial budget will not put the province back on fiscal track and will have a detrimental effect on public services in this province and on the lives of those who provide them, according to CUPE. “The budget paints a clear picture of how poorly our province has been run over the last nine years, and it is not pretty,” said Tom Graham, president […]

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Statement of Solidarity with Locked Out OECTA Teachers

Statement of Solidarity with Locked Out OECTA Teachers

NIAGARA, ON – The following statement was made today by Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario: CUPE Ontario sends their support and solidarity to the members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) who were locked out by the Niagara Catholic District School Board on Monday, March 20. CUPE Ontario is the province’s largest union, representing 260,000 members, including 55,000 education workers in schools […]

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Niagara Falls to Kathleen Wynne: Keep Hydro Public

Niagara Falls to Kathleen Wynne:  Keep Hydro Public

Member of Provincial Parliament Wayne Gates and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be speaking at a rally in Niagara Falls Thursday night.   The Wynne Liberals’ privatization of Hydro One has led to skyrocketing hydro prices and mounting public pressure.   The rally comes days after both the NDP and the Liberals released plans to reduce hydro prices. Only the NDP’s plan commits returning […]

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Canadian Hearing Society Strikers in Ottawa get boost from National and Ontario Leaders

Canadian Hearing Society Strikers in Ottawa get boost from National and Ontario Leaders

OTTAWA, ONTARIO- CUPE leadership and members in Ottawa will rally in solidarity with strikers on the line at the Canadian Hearing Society at noon tomorrow (Thursday, March 23rd). CUPE National President Mark Hancock, National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury, Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, and several members of the National Executive Board and Ontario Executive will join the rally. The event is being hosted by the CUPE Ottawa […]

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