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June 4, 2019

Members of Autism Advisory Panel Announced

The members of the new 20-member Autism Advisory Panel have been announced. This new panel will provide recommendations to Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, on the best way to incorporate consultation feedback into the Ontario Autism Program. Ontario intends to double the current level of funding to ensure children with autism receive the appropriate supports. “We

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January 16, 2019

Statement from Mark Hancock and Charles Fleury on the January 11 bus crash in Ottawa

The entire CUPE family is sending out its thoughts and sympathies for the victims of Friday’s tragic bus crash in Ottawa which took the lives of three people and injured dozens more. In particular, we are thinking of Bruce Thomlinson, Judy Booth, and Anja Van Beek, the three public service workers who were killed in the collision, as well as

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November 20, 2018

Still a long way to go in Ontario on this Transgendered Day of Remembrance

Tuesday, November 20th, we mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance by celebrating victories in the advancement of trans rights and by recognizing how vigilant we must remain in the face of increasingly vocal hate and intolerance. This year, for the first time in Ontario’s history, CUPE Ontario’s own Susan Gapka, a long-time social activist in Toronto, became the first trans

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November 19, 2018

CUPE welcomes long-awaited pay equity legislation

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) welcomes Canada’s long-awaited first federal pay equity legislation. “This is a great achievement for the women’s movement in Canada and the allies who fought for decades to right this historical wrong,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “There is room for improvement in this legislation, but we give credit to Minister Hajdu and look

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September 28, 2018

Workers’ Compensation workers from across Canada meet to discuss crushing workloads and the need for sweeping reforms for mental health injuries

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Sept. 24, 2018 /CNW/ – Representatives of the major unions representing Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) workers in Canada met to discuss issues that impact injured workers, employers and employees of workers compensation boards. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) represent Workers’ Compensation employees in Canada’s ten provinces and

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June 13, 2018

How to lead a workplace discussion on climate change

Do you want to foster a workplace discussion on climate change? Wondering how to start one? CUPE’s climate change action workshop is the perfect tool to get that conversation started. Learn about the science behind climate change and how unions can respond. This self-hosted workshop includes labour-focused information and interactive discussion tools on how climate change is affecting our planet, our communities and our economy. Acting

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June 1, 2018

More than 1000 CUPE members shut down Bay St. to demand better from our government

TORONTO, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ – Toronto’s financial district was shut down this afternoon by more than 1000 CUPE Ontario members from across Ontario, demanding that the government put the needs of working people and their families ahead of the corporate elites. “We’re here today to demand better from our politicians,” said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “We cannot afford

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May 28, 2018

CUPE Ontario Convention 2018

May 30, 2018 – June 2, 2018 Toronto Sheraton Centre 123 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H 2N2 Contact: Meaghan Dixon  905-739-9739 x 644  mdixon@cupe.on.ca   Agenda Download the Agenda // Télécharger le projet d’ordre du jour Action Plan Download the draft Action Plan in English here. // Download the draft Action Plan in French here. Convention Call In accordance with Article 4 of the

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February 9, 2018

CAS NEWS FLASH

 

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February 8, 2018

CUPE 3902 EDUCATION WORKERS RALLY AS FEBRUARY STRIKE DEADLINE LOOMS AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

This afternoon, hundreds of members of Canada’s largest Teaching Assistant’s union, Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3902, gathered outside of Simcoe Hall at the University of Toronto’s St. George campus in an attempt to avert a strike on February 26th. CUPE 3902’s Unit 1 Collective Agreement expired on December 31st, 2017. The parties have been bargaining with the University

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