#SafeSchoolsDependonCUPE

Good afternoon,  OSBCU and CUPE are thrilled to be launching the next phase of our #safeschoolsdependonCUPE Campaign.  This campaign will directly send a message to Premier Ford, Minister Lecce and your MPP demanding that funding be provided to enable safe schools, not just for September but throughout the school year!  Please distribute widely, we also encourage that you share this action be amongst your family […]

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OMERS Board Betrays Plan Members

Dear OMERS Plan members, CUPE Ontario is profoundly disappointed to report to you that the OMERS Sponsor Corporation Board of Directors has voted in favour of eliminating the guaranteed indexing of your pension for service worked after December 31, 2022.  The “Shared Risk indexing” proposal passed. This means that for service worked after December 31, 2022, annual indexing for that portion of your OMERS pension […]

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Pride Month

We’re proud to celebrate #PrideMonth this and every year with our members and the community! Pride month is the time of year where we can celebrate our progress and our commitment to solidarity with the entire LGBTQ2S+ community! We’re so grateful to have voices and bodies in our own union who are committed to improving the lives and supports of LGBTQ2S+ members and all Ontarians!

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Black Lives Matter

CUPE Local 1764 stands in full solidarity with Black communities in the Unites States, Canada and around the world. As we have witnessed recent events in the United States, people of colour continue to experience oppression, discrimination, criminalization and even murder.  We stand in solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and we mourn the loss of loved ones, members of their communities and the […]

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OMERS Update

Dear CUPE members, CUPE Ontario has been informed OMERS still plans to go ahead with the vote in June regarding the removal of guaranteed indexing of your pension. This is despite the unprecedented public health crisis that is confronting, and rightfully, fully occupying us all.What is Guaranteed Indexing?Guaranteed Indexing of your OMERS pension provides all members with pension amounts that rise with the rate of inflation. […]

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Vice President Election Results

Attention CUPE Members! The Returning Officer (Acting), JoAnne Fuller, is pleased to announce the results of the election for Vice President: Total Ballots: 43 Spoiled Ballots: 0 Stephanie Taylor: 24 Niko Georgiadis: 19 Congratulations to Stephanie Taylor, who is now our new Vice President of CUPE Local 1764, which will complete the 2019-2020 term. In Solidarity, JoAnne Fuller (Acting) Returning Officer CUPE Local 1764

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International Human Rights Day

On December 10, people around the world will stand up for equality, justice and human dignity by celebrating International Human Rights Day. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in response to the events of World War II and the continuing colonialism that was rife at the time. The Declaration contains thirty articles on human rights that […]

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TTC continues to fight workers’ rights

Despite an overwhelming “yes” vote to join CUPE, management at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues to stand in the way of Operations Supervisors’ constitutional right to unionize. Two weeks ago, TTC Operations Supervisors voted to join CUPE, but the employer used a technical objection to try to block the workers’ ballots from being counted and to keep the ballot box sealed. Last week the […]

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CUPE 7000, SkyTrain reach tentative agreement

A three-day strike by SkyTrain workers has been averted, thanks to a new tentative agreement reached early this morning following a marathon bargaining session between CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain). Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until both parties have ratified it, but CUPE 7000 President Tony Rebelo said the eleventh-hour deal goes a long way to address many […]

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Human Rights Day 2019

Human Rights Day 2019

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TTC continues to fight workers’ rights

TORONTO, ON – Despite an overwhelming “yes” vote to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), management at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues to stand in the way of Operations Supervisors’ constitutional right to unionize. Two weeks ago, TTC Operations Supervisors voted to join Canada’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), but the employer used a technical objection to try […]

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Canada’s largest union calls on Trudeau to boost Canada Health Transfer

CUPE is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to restore federal health funding increases through the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) to 2016 levels. CUPE warns that current funding levels aren’t rising fast enough to meet growing health care needs and costs, never mind providing badly needed new services like pharmacare and dental care that the government promised in last week’s throne speech. “The federal government is putting health […]

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CUPE 7000 Statement

Today’s media coverage of the labour dispute between CUPE 7000 and the BCRTC (SkyTrain) included interviews with a TransLink spokesperson whose inaccurate statements and incendiary language directed at the union do nothing to move the parties closer to a collective agreement. “In my own statements to date, I have maintained a tone of respect throughout. So it is unfortunate that TransLink has chosen to go down […]

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SkyTrain strike to begin with full shutdown on Tuesday

Job action by SkyTrain employees will begin on Tuesday morning with a full withdrawal of services, CUPE 7000 President Tony Rebelo said today. CUPE 7000 issued 72-hour strike notice Sunday after four days of mediated talks with the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) and no significant progress made on key issues. The system shutdown will begin on Tuesday at 5 a.m. Normal service will resume on […]

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CUPE 7000 issues 72-hour strike notice for SkyTrain

CUPE 7000 has issued 72-hour strike notice to the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) following four full days of mediation and more than 40 days of direct bargaining in which no significant progress was made on the key issues. “We are still committed to reaching an agreement at the table, and our committee will make itself available day and night, over the weekend, to reach a […]

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Universal pharmacare needed to address employment iniquities

In yesterday’s Throne Speech, the Trudeau Liberals promised to help people who are sick to get the help they need. The government acknowledged that too many Canadians suffer financial hardship because of the cost of their medications. Our patchwork system of 100 public and over 100,000 drug plans is failing us. We need change now.  Despite this recognition, the government provided no indication of what steps […]

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Universal pharmacare needed to address employment inequities

In yesterday’s Throne Speech, the Trudeau Liberals promised to help people who are sick to get the help they need. The government acknowledged that too many Canadians suffer financial hardship because of the cost of their medications. Our patchwork system of 100 public and over 100,000 drug plans is failing us. We need change now.  Despite this recognition, the government provided no indication of what steps […]

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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2019

Every December 6, CUPE Ontario members recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the tragic events that took place at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, where 14 women were targeted and killed by a gunman. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member employed at the school. It is vital to note that […]

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Liberal throne speech prioritizes tax cuts over pharmacare

CUPE is disappointed that the Liberal government’s top priority won’t be immediate help for Canadians who need it most – but a costly tax cut that benefits those that need it least. Instead of showing that his minority government will pursue transformative change and focus on the needs of ordinary people, Justin Trudeau’s throne speech signaled that he intends to govern exactly like Andrew Scheer would, […]

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2018 Audited Financial Statements of CUPE

CUPE’s financial statements are independently audited by Deloitte & Touche. Source: CUPE National

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