At CUPE Ontario’s 60th convention, Fred Hahn re-elected president, Yolanda McClean re-elected secretary-treasurer

TORONTO – On the second day of CUPE Ontario’s sixtieth convention, delegates from across Ontario re-elected incumbent president Fred Hahn and incumbent secretary-treasurer Yolanda McClean each to two-year terms of offices.

“I’m grateful to CUPE Ontario members who have once again put their faith and trust in me and elected me as their president for another two years,” said Hahn. He was first elected CUPE Ontario president in 2010, having previously served as the union’s secretary-treasurer.

“CUPE Ontario now represents 290,000 members, public sector workers who are united in building a future that serves all Ontarians. We belong to a strong, progressive union that is leading the way in the best tradition of social unionism. It is an honour to serve them as president.”

Hahn thanked the other candidates who offered for president, saying “democracy is what makes our union strong.”

“I am thankful and humbled that members have again placed their trust in me as secretary-treasurer for CUPE Ontario,” said Yolanda McClean. “And I’m proud that I’ll be able, with their support and guidance, to continue building a strong financial foundation for our union – a foundation that will ensure we have the tools and resources that will help us win.”

McClean dedicated her win to her late mother, Sylvia, saying “her strength, kindness and love inspired so many lives and inspired me to carry on making a difference for the generations to come.”

Hahn has a long history in CUPE Ontario, first as member of CUPE 2191, which represents workers at Community Living Toronto. Hahn made history as the first openly gay elected leader of a major union. Hahn also serves as an executive vice-president of the Ontario Federation of Labour and a general vice-president for CUPE National.

Yolanda McClean is the first Black officer of CUPE Ontario. She first became an active union member with CUPE 4400, which represents workers of the Toronto District School Board. McClean is also an executive vice-president at the Ontario Federation of Labour, a regional vice-president for CUPE National, and president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Canada.

Bill 124 Remedy

November 16, 2023

After a very long day of meetings, we are pleased to share that we have reached an agreement with the Crown and CTA regarding remedy for Bill 124.

We will be preparing more fulsome information for members in the coming days.

The ability of the OSBCU to reach this deal in a timely manner is directly related to the worker power that has been built over the last year and continues to build today.

Retroactive compensation increases will be: 0.75% for 2019-20, 0.75% for 2020-21, and an amount between 1.5% and 3.25% for 2021-22, as determined by an arbitrator.  In addition to retroactive payments, wage rates in the 2022-2026 collective agreements be increased and  all wage increases will be pensionable. Premiums and allowances will also be adjusted.  These increases are in addition to the 1% that workers already received in the 2019-2022 collective agreements.

Après une très longue journée de réunions, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que nous avons conclu une entente avec la Couronne et le CTA concernant la réparation du projet de loi 124.

Nous préparerons des informations plus complètes pour les membres dans les prochains jours.

La capacité de le CSCSO à parvenir à cet accord dans les meilleurs délais est directement liée à la force des travailleurs qui s’est construite au cours de l’année dernière et qui continue de se développer aujourd’hui.

Les augmentations rétroactives de la rémunération seront : 0,75 % pour 2019-2020, 0,75 % pour 2020-2021 et un montant compris entre 1,5 % et 3,25 % pour 2021-2022, tel que déterminé par un arbitre. En plus des paiements rétroactifs, les taux de salaire dans les conventions collectives 2022-2026 seront augmentés et toutes les augmentations de salaire ouvriront droit à pension. Les primes et allocations seront également ajustées. Ces augmentations s’ajoutent au 1% que les travailleurs ont déjà reçu dans les conventions collectives 2019-2022.

In Solidarity

Laura Walton


CUPE Ontario School Board Council of Unions

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