Hallway medicine to end in a year, says Premier, but with $8 billion more in cuts coming, new report finds Durham Region shorted 40 hospital beds, 778 staff

OSHAWA, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Oshawa today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s 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 […]

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Labour Day 2019: keeping up the fight for a more inclusive Canada

As summer draws to a close and Labour Day weekend approaches, we celebrate the long list of collective achievements across our 56-year history, our successes over the past year, and the power and potential of worker solidarity for our future as a union. Since last September, CUPE has continued to grow as a union, bringing in thousands of new, non-unionized workers, while fighting back against […]

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Ford government "worse than Mike Harris": Durham Region shorted 40 hospital beds

When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Oshawa today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s 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 […]

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Boots on the Ground: CUPE NL Tour Dates

Calling all CUPE members in Newfoundland and Labrador! Please join President Sherry Hillier, Lead Negotiator Ed White, and Regional Director Jacquie Bramwell for one of these very important meetings. They hope to meet with and hear from every member at stops on the Boots on the Ground road trip. Download a copy of the Road Trip Poster Road Trip Stop Meeting Local Location Date/Time Number Name St. Anthony Stadium […]

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As classes resume, education workers reveal the consequences for students of a school year beleaguered by cuts

TORONTO, ON – At the start of the new school year, education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will appear at a news conference to provide details of “the new normal” for students, families and schools in Doug Ford’s Ontario. Workers who deliver a variety of education services in schools will share their firsthand reports of what’s in store for students […]

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Hallway medicine to end in a year, says Premier, but with $8 billion more in cuts coming, new report finds Huron Perth shorted 21 hospital beds, 140 staff

STRATFORD, ON – When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Stratford today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s 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 […]

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Return to school disrupted with a strike set for Tuesday, September 3 at UQAM

The first day of the 2019 fall session at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) will not take place. The university’s support employees will go on strike on September 3, 2019 at 12:01 am for 24 hours. “The university community has been asked to respect our rights to collective bargaining and not cross the picket lines on Tuesday morning. We are still waiting for the […]

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CUPE K-12 Local takes strike vote in Saanich, BC

CUPE 441 members who work in K-12 have taken a strike vote in support of their bargaining committee. Voting was held on nine occasions at two locations during the month of August, concluding on August 27. A large number of members voted with an overwhelming majority voting to take job action if necessary. CUPE 441 President Dean Coates said that workers in School District 63 have […]

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With $8 billion in cuts coming, new report finds Huron Perth shorted 21 hospital beds, 140 staff

When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Stratford today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) show. For Doug Ford’s 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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Toronto education workers call on TDSB trustees to announce the real numbers of program cuts

TORONTO, ON – The union that represents education workers at Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is charging the board with hiding the real numbers of the budget cuts that TDSB has made to programs and services and with under-reporting the true impact the cuts will have on programs, special education in classrooms, students, parents and staff. John Weatherup, President of Toronto Education Workers/Local 4400 of […]

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Toronto education workers call on TDSB trustees to announce real numbers of program cuts

The union that represents education workers at Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is charging the board with hiding the real numbers of the budget cuts that TDSB has made to programs and services and with under-reporting the true impact the cuts will have on programs, special education in classrooms, students, parents and staff. John Weatherup, President of Toronto Education Workers/CUPE 4400 is demanding that the school […]

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CUPE 1761 achieves new contract with the Town of Placentia

Members of CUPE 1761, municipal workers with the Town of Placentia, NL, have finalized a new collective agreement with their employer today. The union successfully pushed back the zero wage increase offered by the town. The new contract includes wage increases and other improvements. “Our members are proud to deliver quality public services,” says Gerry Quilty, president of CUPE 1761. “We are an integral part of the community […]

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This Labour Day, let’s #UniteAgainstRacism

CUPE is proud to support the #UniteAgainstRacism campaign led by the Migrant Rights Network. This Labour Day, unions and community groups are mobilizing to send a solid anti-racism message: we will not be divided by racism from anyone, whether from political parties or far-right extremists. Fighting for labour rights and fighting against racism go hand in hand. Too often, people from racialized and marginalized communities find themselves […]

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“Speak up to stop forensic pathology services closure” in Hamilton, Niagara, Dufferin, Haldimand and Brant, union urges area PC MPPs

HAMILTON, ON – In the wake of considerable controversy around a decision to close forensic pathology for Niagara, Hamilton and surrounding communities, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) today is calling on area MPPs, regardless of their political stripe, to unite and speak up to stop the closure. Dave Murphy, president of CUPE 7800, representing Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) staff is urging the region’s […]

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Manitoba health care representation votes result in 9,000 new CUPE members

Union representation votes triggered by the Manitoba provincial government’s Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act (HSBURA) resulted in significant change for health care workers in Manitoba.  CUPE is proud that health care workers in both the Facility Support and Community Support sectors in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Southern Health – Santé Sud, and Northern Regional Health Authority chose CUPE to lead them into bargaining […]

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Hornby Island recycling workers join CUPE

Workers at the Hornby Island Recycling Depot in BC have become members of CUPE 556 when they voted to join CUPE in a Labour Board certification. CUPE 556 warmly welcomes the eight workers at Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers Association. “Our local is so pleased to welcome these members who proudly run a recycling depot that is the envy of the Gulf Islands,” said CUPE 556 […]

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Open letter to parents offers education workers’ views on job action

In an open letter to parents and families of Ontario’s schoolchildren, the union that represents 55,000 education workers has laid out the reasons that its members are preparing for potential labour disruption in September and asked for families’ support and understanding. The letter cites students’ right to “a high-quality, well-supported, and well-rounded public education” as one of the primary reasons that CUPE members are taking part […]

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Open letter to parents offers education workers’ views on job action: “Like you, we want services that help children thrive”

TORONTO, ON – In an open letter to parents and families of Ontario’s schoolchildren, the union that represents 55,000 education workers has laid out the reasons that its members are preparing for potential labour disruption in September and asked for families’ support and understanding. The letter cites students’ right to “a high-quality, well-supported, and well-rounded public education” as one of the primary reasons that members […]

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Public inquiry says more autopsies will better protect LTC residents, so why is province cutting forensic pathology in Hamilton?

The spectre of hearses streaming to and from Hamilton, Niagara, Dufferin, Haldimand and Brant to Toronto, challenging Toronto’s ability to cope with the rising demand for autopsies and investigations, was raised today by CUPE. “The Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long Term Care Homes System recommended July 31 that many more autopsies be performed on residents who die in […]

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Students’ return to school uncertain at UQAM with 1,800 support employees threatening strike action

With only two weeks to go before university students return to UQAM, the parties at the bargaining table still have not come to an agreement, and a strike by 1800 support employees could be called when the new session starts. The Syndicat des employées et employés de l’UQAM (SEUQAM) have begun a new phase in its pressure tactics to encourage dialogue with the employer to improve […]

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