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    Please read the article by Jonah Shinuda sourced from Inhalton about the scheduled school strikes in Halton

    https://www.inhalton.com/scheduled-school-strikes-suspended-this-week-in-halton

    Please read the article from the Ottawa Citizen by Jacquie Miller about the custodians role in the strike

    https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/its-not-just-teachers-the-forgotten-workers-in-ontarios-school-strikes

    Please read the article sourced from Press Progress about Doug Ford’s perspective on accepting bigger class sizes and job losses

    https://pressprogress.ca/doug-ford-wants-ontario-teachers-to-accept-bigger-classes-and-thousands-of-job-losses-critics-say/

    Please read the article by Denise Balkissoon sourced from The Globe and Mail about Doug Ford’s classroom cellphone ban

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-doug-fords-classroom-cellphone-ban-is-a-good-idea-but-hypocritical/

    Please read the article by Mattea Merta sourced from The Post Millennial about Doug Ford’s changes to the sex-ed curriculum

    https://www.thepostmillennial.com/doug-fords-flip-flop-on-sex-ed-fails-ontario-families/

    Please read the article sourced from CUPE about congratulating Jagmeet Singh and the NDP campaign

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    Please read the article sourced from CBC News about CUPE Work-to-rule plan

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    Please read the article by Colin D’Mello sourced from CTV News about Work-To-Rule in Ontario

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    Please read the asourced from The Whig Standard about CUPE Education

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    Ontario education workers vote 93 per cent in favour of job action

    Ontario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have voted 93 per cent in favour of job action amid negotiations with the province. The vote, which has been taking place since late August across Ontario, will leave 55,000 CUPE employees in a legal strike position as of Sept. 30. Negotiations between […]

    Teacher unions should bargain for lower class sizes

      By Sachin MaharajSpecial to the Star Mon., Sept. 9, 2019timer3 min. read Across Ontario, high school students have returned to schools offering fewer course options, reduced supports and larger class sizes. In the Toronto District School Board, for example, over 100 full-time teaching positions have been cut and many classes are approaching 40 students. As Ontario Secondary […]

    Province working ‘around the clock’ on negotiations with education workers: Lecce

    Negotiations with educational employees are underway and Ontario’s education minister says they’re doing everything they can to prevent a strike. Last week, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced it will request a “no-board” notice, which starts a 17-day countdown to possible job action across Ontario for public, Catholic, French and English school boards. CUPE […]

    Strike vote could spell job action at local schools week of Sept. 23

    Two local unions that represent York Region’s public education support workers, and caretaking and maintenance staff, are poised for a strike vote that could spell job action at local schools the week of Sept. 23. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 1734 and 1196, which together represent about 4,300 members in the third largest school […]

    CUPE Ontario launches province wide campaign Communities, Not Cuts campaign

    CUPE Ontario announced today their Communities not Cuts campaign. This province-wide initiative brings together public sector workers and communities in a fightback against the Ford Conservative government’s all out attack on Ontario’s public services and the workers who provide them. “Every community, every type of work we do, every service Ontarians rely on is threatened.  Today we […]

    Education workers’ union takes step toward legal strike position

    TORONTO — Ontario education workers will be in a legal strike position as of the week of Sept. 23, as their union took the first step Thursday toward job action. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is still in the midst of conducting a strike vote with its members, but on Thursday requested a […]

    Union representing 55,000 Ontario school board workers triggers move to allow strike action by end of September

    The union representing the majority of workers in Ontario schools has triggered a move that would allow them to stage a work-to-rule or strike by the end of September. Laura Walton, the president of the education council of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, said she hopes the move will “kickstart some meaningful conversations” because […]

    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 […]

    Province looking for clear rules on service dogs in schools

    Ontario school boards need to have clear, consistent policies when it comes to students’ service dogs — instead of the patchwork that now exists, says Education Minister Lisa Thompson. As part of wide-ranging education legislation that passed first reading last week — the Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act — the government wants to “establish policies and guidelines […]

    CUPE welcomes long-awaited pay equity legislation

    The 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 […]

    Premier Ford betrays Ontario’s working people and their families

    TORONTO, ON (October 23, 2018) – Reducing wages and gutting protections for our provinces lowest paid workers proves Premier Ford is only interested in helping his corporate friends and has no problem hurting working people and their families to do it, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hahn’s comments come following today’s announcement that Ford […]

    Tory government cancels $100 million school repair fund

    Ontario’s new Tory government has cancelled a $100-million fund earmarked for school repairs this year, a cut that comes as a result of Doug Ford’s campaign promise to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. School boards were notified on July 3 that the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would be eliminated and that only work contracted on […]

    Time for a true national holiday to honour Indigenous peoples

    On June 21, CUPE members across Canada will mark National Aboriginal Day, also known as National Indigenous Peoples Day, an annual opportunity to honour and celebrate the diverse cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Indigenous peoples will be celebrating in their communities, and graciously sharing their ceremonies, customs and heritage with others across the country. It […]

    Preparing for a Doug Ford Conservative Government – a message for CUPE members and staff

    Attention all staff, CUPE leaders and activists: The election results on June 7, were not what we wanted and are very concerning for all CUPE members and the public services we provide. With only 40 percent of the vote, Doug Ford and the Conservative Party now have a majority government in Ontario. The race between […]

    Premier Designate Ford’s hiring freeze demonstrates a lack of understanding of the scope of government services

    Yesterday’s announcement of a unilateral hiring freeze across all government services demonstrates Premier Designate Doug Ford’s lack of understanding of the overall scope of services the Ontario government provides, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Ford has not even been sworn in as Premier and he has made this sweeping decision without having had the […]

    May is Asian Heritage Month

    Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s and was officially recognized by the federal government in May 2002. Every year at this time, CUPE celebrates the contributions that members of Asian communities have made to Canada. We acknowledge and honour the activism of people of Asian descent in their fight for human rights and […]

    CUPE marks World Water Day 2018

    Public water and wastewater services are vital to our lives and are fundamental human rights. These services are the foundation of safe and healthy communities. On March 22, CUPE members and our local and international allies recommit to protecting water and wastewater services from privatization and strengthening these services for future generations. CUPE works in […]

    Diverse workplaces bring many benefits

    New research demonstrates that having a more ethnically diverse workforce isn’t just important for social justice – it’s also good for the economy. The report, published jointly by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, found that a diverse workforce is directly connected to increased productivity and revenues. Diversity Dividend: […]

    Women at work: still a long way to go

    CUPE’s work for gender justice has a clear goal: not one step back. We push governments at all levels to apply a gender lens to budgets and update policies to recognize the impact of intersecting forms of discrimination. A review of the latest statistics about women and work reminds us that our collective work for […]

    RSS news – OSBCU

    • OSBCU Leadership Meeting June 18, 2019
      Cliquez ici pour le français. Read the first call for the OSBCU leadership meeting taking place on August 11, 2019. The meeting is being held as per our bylaws. We will be providing a bargaining update, reviewing proposed strike action, and holding a roll call vote for strike action. Read the first call Cliquez ici pour
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    • Over 1000 delegates gather in Toronto to build a resistance to the Ford agenda May 29, 2019
      Under the cloud of unprecedented cuts and restructuring and a sustained attack on communities and workers’ rights from the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives, more than 1000 CUPE Ontario members from across the province are at Toronto’s Sheraton Centre this week to build the resistance plan against a series of misguided policies that will hurt Ontario’s working people. Key segments of CUPE Ontario’s 56th annual
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    • Ford government’s education cuts will silence music in TDSB schools, say instructors May 29, 2019
      TORONTO, May 27, 2019 /CNW/ – A music instructor who has worked 24 years with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is seeing history repeat itself as the board once again proposes cuts to itinerant music programs in elementary schools – this time as a result of cuts to education funding by the Ford government.
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    • What TDSB cuts means for teachers and students May 14, 2019
      
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    • CUPE becomes second education union to request early start to bargaining May 6, 2019
      The union representing 55,000 school board support staff across Ontario has filed notice to start contract bargaining early, becoming the province’s second education union to do so. The Canadian Union of Public Employees sent a formal request on Friday, after the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation did so on Monday. Read full article >
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    • Kingston education advocates, demonstrators rally against Ontario education cuts May 1, 2019
      Protesters took to one of Kingston’s busiest intersections on Saturday, trying to shut down what they say the Ford government is trying to sell. The protesters aren’t happy with the province’s planned cuts to education. Between 30 and 40 people gathered near Bath Road and Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard. Many union members, including those
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    • Ontario government decreases per-student funding for school boards May 1, 2019
      TORONTO — Ontario is cutting the amount of money school boards receive per student, which advocates say will mean fewer services and supports for kids. The Progressive Conservative government announced 2019-20 school board funding Friday, details that came as some boards have been issuing surplus notices to teachers, prompting worries about layoffs due to increasing
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    • Podcast for Education April 24, 2019
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    RSS CUPE Ontario

    • Ontario health care workers need protections now, Premier must use emergency powers to order mass production of masks April 7, 2020
      JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – Ontario’s Premier today told health care staff fighting COVID-19 that following next week, they will be left exposed, without the personal protections needed to keep them from getting infected. Michael Hurley president of the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is urging the Premier to use the government’s […]
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    • “Keep municipal staff working”: CUPE Ontario calls on the province to defend services and workers April 7, 2020
      JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U= (TORONTO, ON) CUPE Ontario, the province’s largest union, is calling on the provincial government to fund municipalities during the pandemic in order to keep staff working and on the payroll.   “Municipal services matter, now more than ever - and many municipal governments are doing the right thing by keeping workers on staff,” said Fred […]
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    • Windsor municipal workers reach agreement with City April 6, 2020
      JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=WINDSOR, ON – Workers represented by CUPE Local 543 have reached an agreement with the City of Windsor that will secure crucial services for residents through redeployment of employees into needed areas, and protect a greater number of people from layoffs than would have been the case without an agreement to do so. “This agreement […]
      Jessica Gale
    • COVID-19 Spreading in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Homes: Updated List & Call for Ford Government to Take More Concrete Action April 3, 2020
      The post COVID-19 Spreading in Hospitals and Long-Term Care Homes: Updated List & Call for Ford Government to Take More Concrete Action appeared first on CUPE Ontario.
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    • Ontario’s University workers and students need more than ‘window dressing’ from Ford Government to get through COVID-19 crisis April 3, 2020
      JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, workers and students at Ontario’s post-secondary institutions need more than ‘window dressing’ currently on offer from the Provincial Government, the Chair of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) warned today. “Ontario’s Universities are by no means immune from […]
      Jessica Gale
    • “We haven’t been treated the same”: CUPE airline workers call for immediate financial support and access to benefits April 2, 2020
      JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=(TORONTO, ON) Yesterday, on April 1, flight attendants and flight directors, members of the Toronto Base of Air Transat, CUPE Local 4047, made their final repatriation flights, bringing Canadians back to the country due to the pandemic. The 740 members in Toronto, who are being laid off on April 5, are currently voting on a […]
      Jessica Gale
    • “We are exposed” CUPE health care members protest as government inaction starves hospitals and long-term care homes of N-95 masks April 2, 2020
      JTNDZGl2JTIwY2xhc3MlM0QlMjJmYi1saWtlJTIyJTIwZGF0YS1ocmVmJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZmYWNlYm9vay5jb20lMkZjdXBlb250YXJpbyUyMiUyMGRhdGEtbGF5b3V0JTNEJTIyc3RhbmRhcmQlMjIlMjBkYXRhLWFjdGlvbiUzRCUyMmxpa2UlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNpemUlM0QlMjJsYXJnZSUyMiUyMGRhdGEtc2hvdy1mYWNlcyUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBkYXRhLXNoYXJlJTNEJTIyZmFsc2UlMjIlM0UlM0MlMkZkaXYlM0U=TORONTO, ON – A new Ontario government policy that gives access to full COVID-19 protection – including N95 masks - to some health care workers while excluding others is “cruel and unfair”, say hospital and long-term care (LTC) workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). A one-day province-wide workplace action is planned […]
      Jessica Gale
    • E-learning must be accessible to all Ontarians: CUPE Ontario April 1, 2020
      (TORONTO, ON) With the Ontario government announcing an extension of closures for schools and child care centres due to the pandemic, education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario are raising concerns about access to e-learning. “We know that in the short-term, school closures make e-learning a reality,” said Laura Walton, […]
      Liam Bedard