CUPE Ontario calls on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children”

Today (October 16) is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario. Coming just days before the municipal election, educators and their supporters are calling on municipal and school board politicians to join them as “Champions for Children” by committing to three big ideas to build a better child care system in Ontario: affordable fees for families, decent work for educators and an expansion of public and non-profit programs.

PWU calls for more investment in the Thunder Bay Region’s biomass innovation cluster

The Power Workers’ Union (CUPE 1000) believes the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation to close the world’s largest generating station to be converted from coal to advanced biomass in Thunder Bay, is short-sighted.

“It will ultimately lead to the disappearance of the region’s established biomass innovation cluster and most importantly the significant economic, environmental and social benefits it provides,” stated PWU President, Mel Hyatt. “We believe it’s time to grow these benefits, not kill them.”

WorkSafe NB: CUPE reaction to Taskforce recommendations

CUPE New Brunswick held a press conference this Monday to challenge the recommendations made by the Taskforce responsible for evaluating WorkSafeNB.

“Like the NB Ombuds has said, the Taskforce produced “simplistic” recommendations, and they kept a decidedly pro-employer, rather than a pro-worker stance when they proposed changes to a system made to help injured workers,” said Daniel Légère, President of CUPE NB.

While the union does not oppose all 28 recommendations contained in the report, CUPE has major concerns such as: 

Come celebrate Library Week in Ontario at a location near you

Across Ontario, library workers are extending an invitation to the public to join them this coming week for a celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.

Library workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold celebrations in communities across Ontario, highlighting the important role libraries play in enhancing the quality of life for all residents, as well as the vital role library workers play in making libraries cherished institutions in the communities they serve.

Report calls for end to P3s as Trudeau steps up global privatization push

As the Canadian government steps up the push for privatization in developing countries, a new report “raises serious red flags” about P3s.

In a recent speech at the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted private sector investment in infrastructure to meet UN goals to end poverty, address climate change and tackle inequality in the developing world by 2030.

National Executive Board Highlights - September 2018

In Memory

The National Executive Board (NEB) observed a minute of silence to reflect upon the loss of members in our CUPE family. Remembered were: Brother Danny Vincent, Local 963; Brother Connor O’Callaghan, Local 3903; Sister Tammy Rosko, Local 796; Brother Connor Colton, Local 402; Brother Dane Gibson, Local 1858; Sister Carmen Rogers, HEU; and Brother Petrus Mashisi, Founding President of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union.

NEB Resolution – National Pharmacare Program