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Doug Ford’s decision to eliminate the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner and Ontario’s planned Francophone University represent an attack on the rights of Franco-Ontarians, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “These services and protections are how French language rights are realized in our province. This decision by Ford’s government is [...]
Tue, Nov 20, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Despite public outrage across the province, today the Ford government passed Bill 47, undoing many of the provinces labour laws, cutting wages for the lowest earners and eliminating two paid sick days for those who don’t have the protection of a collective agreement. “Last week, Ford’s government brought in tax cuts for [...]
Tue, Nov 20, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Transgender Day
On November 20, we remember transgender people killed because of hatred and fear. We also renew our commitment to fighting against the harassment and discrimination experienced by trans people and stand in solidarity with all those fighting transphobic governments and policies. Despite ongoing oppression, trans people continue to be at the forefront of [...]
Tue, Nov 20, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
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The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) recently hosted an annual public meeting that lasted just 17 minutes, provided no information about its privatization plans, and made little effort to engage Canadians. CUPE staff were among the 73 people nationwide who took part in the online webinar. The meeting was far from transparent about [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
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Thousands of migrants are travelling in a caravan, making their way from Honduras to the United States. CUPE expresses our solidarity with these migrants, who have left their homes in search of a better life for themselves and their families. We acknowledge the injustices that force these migrants to leave [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Over the past thirty years, tuition fees for university undergraduates in Canada have doubled, even after accounting for inflation. Other compulsory fees have also increased. College students are seeing a similar rise in tuition and fees. We need urgent action to address the high costs of post-secondary education. Don’t fall [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
As Ontario Finance Minister, Vic Fedeli prepares to unveil the fall economic statement, the people of Ontario need to know whether or not he is prepared to deal with the government’s significant revenue problems, says CUPE Ontario’s Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. “Seniors in long-term care are suffering, sick people are being left on [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE 306 is speaking out against recently announced budget cuts to the library network in Longueuil, Quebec. The union, which represents the City’s 1200 white-collar workers, including 70 library clerks, believes it is these members who will end up paying the price of the cuts. The City’s decision is particularly surprising given [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Health care workers in the Regional Health Authority (CIUSSS - CHUS), in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, addressed the institution’s board of directors last Monday, November 12. They staged a demonstration before the general meeting and their union representatives took to the floor during the question period. CUPE 4475 represents the more than 5400 employees [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Labour relations between cafeteria workers, represented by CUPE 2999, and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières have taken a turn for the worst. At a general meeting last Saturday, employees of the Sodexo-managed cafeteria voted unanimously in favour of pressure tactics, up to and including strike action—and this after only [...]
Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees