Protecting services for students at the root of request for conciliator at bargaining, say education workers

Concerns about the effects of provincial funding cuts on students, workers and the school community have prompted the union bargaining on behalf of 55,000 education workers to ask the Ontario Labour Relations Board to send a conciliator to help with contract negotiations. The Canadian Union of Public Employees and its provincially designated bargaining agent, the Ontario School Board Council of Unions, have been in negotiations since […]

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Wettlaufer inquiry underlines the need for more staffing and more hours of care in long term care: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – The inquiry into the murder of eight long term care residents in Ontario says, “fundamental changes must be made”, and has called on the government to improve resident safety, in part, by looking at increased training and staffing levels in Ontario long term care facilities. For years, CUPE Ontario, through its Time to Care campaign, has been calling on the government to […]

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Protecting services for students at the root of request for conciliator at bargaining, say education workers

Protecting services for students at the root of request for conciliator at bargaining, say education workers

TORONTO, ON – Concerns about the effects of provincial funding cuts on students, workers and the school community have prompted the union bargaining on behalf of 55,000 education workers to ask the Ontario Labour Relations Board to send a conciliator to help with contract negotiations. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its provincially designated bargaining agent, the Ontario School Board Council of Unions […]

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Wettlaufer inquiry underlines need for more staffing and hours of care in long term care

The inquiry into the murder of eight long term care residents in Ontario says “fundamental changes must be made” and has called on the government to improve resident safety, in part, by looking at increased training and staffing levels in Ontario long term care facilities. For years, CUPE Ontario, through its Time to Care campaign, has been calling on the government to legislate a minimum of […]

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CUPE Ontario stands with our school board workers

The critical work of CUPE education workers in the public, catholic, elementary and French school boards are often undervalued and overlooked during the bargaining process. Today, CUPE Ontario stands with our 55,000 school board workers calling on the Ford Conservative government to make it a priority to resolve the issues in dispute with CUPE. CUPE represents over 60 percent of education workers in Ontario and […]

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Member in good standing form

Please download the member in good standing form, complete it, and return it to your local. Source: CUPE National

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With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Peterborough shorted 53 hospital beds, 280 staff, new report finds

When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Peterborough today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is now apparent that the PCs will need to make larger cuts to hospitals (and health care generally) […]

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With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” Peterborough shorted 53 hospital beds, 280 staff, new report finds

PETERBOROUGH, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Peterborough today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is now apparent that the PCs will need to make larger […]

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One year later; are Peterborough hospital patients faring better under Ford PCs? New report released Wednesday

PETERBOROUGH, ON – When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending hallway medicine, increasing system capacity and no public sector staff layoffs, while cutting government spending on services. Now, one year later, have the PCs delivered? How they are really doing to enhance patients’ access to care is the focus of ‘Protecting What Matters Most,’ a […]

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Nurse who has worked for 50 years will be honoured July 31 at Providence Healthcare

TORONTO, ON – Elisa Deocampo, a Registered Practical Nurse who has worked for 50 years at Providence Healthcare, will receive special recognition on July 31 at 3:00 p.m. A presentation will take place at 3276 St. Clair Avenue, East Scarborough, Room cc 302. “Elisa is a wonderful example of dedication to patients and to her co-workers,” says Daniel Callaghan, the president of CUPE Local 1590, […]

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Mental health resources

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Nurse who has worked for 50 years will be honoured July 31 at Providence Healthcare

Elisa Deocampo, a Registered Practical Nurse who has worked for 50 years at Providence Healthcare in Ontario, will receive special recognition on July 31 at 3:00 p.m. A presentation will take place at 3276 St. Clair Avenue, East Scarborough, Room cc 302. “Elisa is a wonderful example of dedication to patients and to her co-workers,” says Daniel Callaghan, the president of CUPE 1590, which represents staff […]

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Bursary announcement a step in the right direction for continuing care assistant recruitment in Nova Scotia

CUPE Nova Scotia representatives are encouraged by the return of a bursary program for continuing care assistants announced by the Minister of Health and Wellness in Kentville today. The bursary program is a partnership between the provincial and federal governments and will provide a total of $460,000. The bursary will cover $4,000 for tuition and books for students in the Continuing Care Assistant program offered through the Nova […]

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CUPE appalled by Green Party proposal to privatize First Nation water infrastructure

CUPE is appalled by federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May’s proposal to give SNC-Lavalin, which is currently facing serious international fraud and corruption charges, access to First Nations communities to build their water infrastructure. May said last week that if SNC-Lavalin is found guilty of the charges, the federal government could make the company responsible for providing drinking water to all reserves in the country […]

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Education exchanges plants new seeds

In Korean, ‘wum’ refers to the new sprout of a plant or tree and is the last syllable in the words for learning, filling, and newness. Wum is also the name of the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) education centre.  This past spring, CUPE welcomed a 14-member delegation from the KPTU, South Korea’s largest union. They came to learn about CUPE’s education and […]

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Vernon K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

CUPE 5523, K-12 support workers at School District 22 Vernon, BC reached a tentative agreement on July 24 following six sessions of bargaining that began in June. CUPE 5523 President Gray Boisvert said that this was a tough round of bargaining. “We were able to make some advancements for our members during this session, thanks to the commitment and dedication of our bargaining team, who were brand […]

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With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs “worse than Harris” Cornwall shorted 18 hospital beds, 132 staff, new report finds

CORNWALL, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Cornwall today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is now apparent that the PCs will need to make larger […]

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CUPE NL Division and CUPE 1615 present strike fund cheques to Town of Placentia municipal workers

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier presented a $1,500 contribution today to striking municipal workers, members of CUPE 1761, who are employed by the Town of Placentia. As well, CUPE 1615 President Theresa Antle presented a $500 cheque to the strike fund on behalf of members at Memorial University. “CUPE members across the province stand in solidarity with Placentia municipal workers in their struggle for a […]

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Minimum wage workers can’t afford rent in most communities

Minimum wage workers can’t afford rent in most communities

The cost of rent is unaffordable for minimum wage workers in much of Canada, according to a report released last week by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). So it’s no surprise that affordable housing is a top concern in a recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities poll, or that it’s a major issue in the federal election. A full-time minimum wage worker could afford to […]

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Quinte shorted 33 hospital beds, 230 staff, new report finds

When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” as new data reports released in Belleville today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government to keep its proposed budget plan for the next five years, “it is now apparent that the PCs will need to make larger cuts to hospitals […]

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