The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would prevent a strike or lockout at one of the province’s major power utilities, a move it says is necessary to avoid power outages [...]
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that would prevent a strike or lockout at one of the province’s major power utilities, a move it says is necessary to avoid power outages [...]
The federal government needs to take necessary steps to develop a national maternity assistance program strategy to remove barriers for women and level the playing field in the trades, the [...]
Over sixty community members and union workers staged a protest in downtown Winnipeg, calling on the federal government to allow postal workers to continue to strike. Read more.
Doug Ford’s PC government is tabling a new bill Thursday aimed at reducing the number of regulations that businesses must comply with. Read more
The Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off a job action by 139 Flair Airlines flight attendants that was set to begin at midnight tonight. Read more
Canada has a long history of union victories that have defined national events and made for a more just and humane society, led by Canada’s most prominent unions. But some of those major players [...]
Two of Canada’s biggest unions plan to join forces against what they call Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s “destructive agenda.” Read more.
Canada’s postal workers are dialing up the pressure after the Liberal government in Ottawa passed back-to-work legislation widely seen as unconstitutional. Read more.
Initial analysis on the final text of the new North American trade pact Canada signed on Friday is pointing to two changes – one potentially helpful for the auto sector, the other [...]
Nurses working for Peterborough Public Health have headed into mediation talks in hopes of avoiding a lockout or a strike. Read more.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) is exploring all options to fight the back-to-work legislation that was fast-tracked through the House of Commons early Saturday morning, which would [...]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is giving indications that his patience is running out for Canada Post to reach a contract settlement with its unionized employees as rotating strikes continue. Read more.
The Canada Post of the future was pitched during a rally by union groups for striking workers at the Tecumseh location on Thursday. Read more.
Nestlé’s subsidiary Purina will force at least 87 Canadians out of work when the GTA pet food manufacturer moves operations to the United States in 2019. Read more.
If we’re ever going to reach gender parity, we need more than blustery campaign promises and business-first policies. Women need real support. We need real economic opportunity. We need a living [...]
At least two unions representing Ontario teachers are urging members not to take school groups to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this year to show support for locked-out stagehands. Read more.
An Ontario government bill that aims to roll back labour reforms would make life more difficult for precariously-employed university and college students, staff and faculty, says NDP MPP. Read more.
A daycare worker, who is seeking thousands of dollars in unpaid wages from her former employer, still hasn’t received the money following an Ontario Ministry of Labour investigation that [...]
Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley, has sponsored petition E-1902 from Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU). [...]
The decision to keep the minimum wage at $14 will take a toll on health. Avoiding health impacts will come at a cost. We need to decide who is going to pay and whether low-paid jobs are the way [...]
A new bill on workplace standards introduced Tuesday at Queen’s Park is a “sweet deal” for big employers, but working families “just got screwed,” according to the Toronto & York Region [...]
The 1,400 OPSEU members working at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) have voted to ratify a contract that features four years of wage increases and not a single concession. The [...]
Rich Donovan, a former Wall Street trader living with cerebral palsy, and author of Unleash Different: Achieving Business and Success through Disability, encourages companies to hire more people [...]
Front line college workers across Ontario are holding a Day of Action this Monday, October 15 in coordination with the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign, and to commemorate the one year [...]
Unifor claimed victory in Gander last Wednesday and says D-J Composites, the company that locked out its workers 21 months ago, has agreed to binding arbitration. Unifor representatives stated [...]
New contract proposals from Canada Post to 50,000 of its employees have failed to put an end to the threat of a work stoppage at the agency this fall. According to the Canadian Union of Postal [...]
OPSEU has reached a tentative deal with the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) that includes wage increases and not a single concession. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said [...]
Air Georgian Limited reached a tentative deal for a new collective agreement with CUPE Local 4059, the union that represents approximately 83 flight attendants at Air Georgian’s Toronto base. [...]
The union representing faculty at Western University has voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action if planned talks involving a conciliator fail to reach a negotiated deal. The University of [...]
Unifor employees from across the country joined locked-out D-J Composites workers in barricading the American-owned business in Gander. After 92 weeks on the picket line, Unifor’s national [...]
Representatives for major unions representing Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) workers in Canada met to discuss issues that impact injured workers, employers and employees of workers [...]
OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas will attend a rally in Orono, Ontario to hold the provincial government to its promise to maintain an LCBO store in the community. Orono first learned its [...]
Rural and suburban postal workers across Canada celebrated last week after an arbitrator ordered Canada to pay them more as part of a long-awaited pay equity decision. For a majority of the Crown [...]
A tentative settlement on a new collective agreement for workers at Woodstock Public Library was reached on September 19, averting a strike scheduled for midnight the following day. Teams [...]
Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are standing shoulder to shoulder with all other Ontario education workers as they take on the threats and attacks that constitute large [...]
At least a half dozen legal picketers have been struck by vehicles outside the Owen Sound Family Health Organization, a marked increase of violence that is a direct consequence of the owners’ [...]
The union that represents stagehands locked out of Exhibition Place says talks with the venue’s board of governors have broken off. Read More.
A tentative deal to end a three-and-a-half month lockout at the Arrell Youth Centre has finally been reached, thanks to the help of a mediator. The 60 members of OPSEU Local 216 had been locked [...]
The Raise the Rates coalition – which includes supporters such as CUPE Ontario, Jane-Finch Action Against Poverty, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, ODSP Action Coalition, and more – [...]
Unifor is optimistic bargaining will resume next week to end a 124 day long strike after a brief disruption of services at the Port Arthur Health Centre. In a court hearing where the employer [...]
About 3,000 of WestJet’s cabin crew members are now officially unionized after the Canada Industrial Relations Board issued an interim order naming the Canadian Union of Public Employees [...]
Ontario Public Service Employees Union President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is denouncing the Ford government for slashing Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates. Read More.
CUPE Ontario supports the workers of IATSE Local 58, who were locked out by management at Toronto’s Exhibition Place on July 20. IATSE Local 58 workers provide staging, rigging, and [...]
Unifor members working at Elements Casino Brantford, Casino Ajax, and Port Perry-based Great Blue Heron Casino have given the nod to a new collective agreement with the Great Canadian Casinos. [...]
CUPE Local 4705 hosted its fifth annual charity golf tournament at Forest Ridge Golf Course on July 14th, raising $4,000 towards the charity Northern Ontario Families of Children with Cancer. [...]
Long-time technical staff and stage workers from IATSE Local 58 at Toronto’s Exhibition Place have been locked out with less than a month to go before the opening of the Canadian National [...]
Orthopaedic technologists at Markham Stouffville Hospital have unanimously chosen to be represented by OPSEU. The workers are the newest members of OPSEU Local 348, which represents more than 300 [...]
The OCHU, the hospital division of CUPE, has crunched the numbers on three key Ford proposals and their impact on many community hospitals across the province, including Thunder Bay’s hospitals. [...]
Compass Minerals and the union representing striking Goderich salt mine workers have reached a tentative three-year deal, days after both sides returned to the bargaining table. This deal could [...]
A coalition composed of CUPE 3903, CUPE Ontario, the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario and the Canadian Liberties Association are urging MPP’s to support workers’ charter rights by opposing [...]
The hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees says planned tax cuts by the province will mean loss of jobs and beds at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. The Ontario Council [...]
Restructuring at the Tecumseh letter carrier depot later this month has the postal workers union preparing for the worst. According the Canadian Union of Postal Workers local president Phil [...]
Despite Unifor’s repeated requests to resume negotiations to end an 11-week strike at the salt mine in Goderich, Ont., Compass Minerals refuses to negotiate fairly. Workers from unions across [...]
The Ontario government passed an amendment to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, making it easier for nurses and front-line healthcare workers to access WSIA benefits. Under the amendment, [...]
Workers at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Providence Healthcare are rallying to demand that their employer implement the collective agreement that was negotiated and ratified in May. The contract [...]
Nearly 350 full-time administrative, professional and technical staff from all campuses of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have voted to join OPSEU. This group of UOIT [...]
More than a year after a collective of over 170 volunteers set up tents to provide a safe injection site at Moss Park in response to the opioid crisis, the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society [...]
The latest numbers from the Ontario Colleges of Trades (OCOT) suggest there is lots of room to grow in getting women into construction trades. The college has been proactively promoting diversity [...]
CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn marched in the Kincardine Pride parade, joining thousands of supporters celebrating diversity and inclusivity in rural Ontario. Read More
More than 300 developmental services workers at Community Living Cambridge have voted in favour of joining OPSEU. The workers will join nearly 12,000 other developmental services workers in [...]
Bombardier announced it has reached collective bargaining agreements with the more than 2,100 production and office workers, represented by Unifor Locals 112 and 673. Read More
CUPE 2073, representing workers who provide services for the Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened, and Hard of Hearing community at 24 offices across Ontario, has reached a tentative agreement with the [...]
After more than 90 days of striking, one of the three groups of contract workers at York University has accepted the school’s latest offer. Two other bargaining teams representing teaching and [...]
Thousands flooded the streets outside the Ministry of Labour and marched to Queen’s Park on June 16, rallying in support of the $15 minimum wage and fairer labour laws. The Fight for $15 & [...]
The strike in Cornwall, Ontario is officially over as approximately 400 workers spread across four unions, each represented by CUPE, approved the tentative agreements they reached with the city. [...]
As of now, all allied health professionals at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital will be represented by OPSEU. Last month, the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued its final decision regarding [...]
Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Patty Hajdu delivered a speech at the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. She discussed Canada’s continued [...]
CUPE 1332, representing more than 150 hospital workers in Espanola and Manitoulin hospitals, have ratified a collective bargaining agreement, with a 100 percent vote in favour. Read More
Striking CUPE members have reached tentative agreements with the City of Cornwall for each of the four striking groups of city workers. According to a CUPE statement, bargaining committees [...]
CUPE 873 ambulance paramedics representing Team Canada BC won gold at this year’s Rallye Rejviz International Paramedic Competition, held in the Czech Republic. Read more.
The Peel District School Board will celebrate Pride month and National Indigenous History month by allowing their flags to be raised at its schools. Read more.
Ontario high school students get a head start in their trade of choice with a co-operative education advantage. Read more.
Ontario unions representing municipal employees are raising the alarm about a proposal to de-index the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), one of the biggest defined benefit [...]
It takes a village to raise a child, yet in 2018 very few of us live in villages in Ontario. As a result, child care is an essential service for families with young children. There is no question [...]
On the eve of the Provincial Legislature’s dissolution ahead of a June election, the head of Ontario’s largest Union called a failed last-minute effort by the governing Liberals and the [...]
National Nursing Week – May 7 to May 13 – is an opportunity to recognize nurses for keeping the pulse of Canada’s health care system strong. Read more.
More than 1,900 Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) staff have voted to be represented by Canada’s largest health care union – the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Read More.
Despite the challenges women in the trades face, the Avon Maitland District School Board and the Huron Perth Catholic District School Board are trying to show both male and female high school [...]
Last Wednesday, 400 striking inside and outside workers, paramedics and library employees held a noon hour rally outside Cornwall’s municipal offices. After nearly one week of strike action by [...]
The bargaining team for part-time support workers at Ontario’s 24 public colleges have began negotiations for their very first collective agreement. Read More.
Susan Gapka, a member of both CUPE National and CUPE Ontario Pink Triangle committees, has a new tool to open doors for people too often excluded: a Key to the City of Toronto. Read More.
Investments in greater access to early childhood education (ECE) have remarkably powerful and far-reaching benefits for society, a new study by the Conference Board of Canada shows. Read More.
98 per cent of staff represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) have voted for a new four-year collective agreement. Read more.
It’s hard to find anyone these days who’s not talking about artificial intelligence (AI), robots, automation, the gig economy and what it all means for the future of work. Read more.
Centre High offers two locally developed courses that give young adults a peek into the world of educational assistants. Read more.
In Toronto, an empty black streetcar was driven through the city streets on Friday night to draw attention to the many workers who never make the commute home. Read more.
Violent acts against correctional officers, which include threats, spitting, punching, kicking and attacks with weapons, have been on the rise in Ontario jails. Read more.
The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, is a day to remember and honour those who have lost their lives or suffered an injury or illness due to a workplace tragedy. Read more.
Dozens of auto sector workers protested at Queen’s Park Sunday against historic changes to Ontario’s personal emergency leave they claim unfairly punishes them. Read more.
Intense weekend bargaining for 75,000 Ontario hospital workers whose three unions formed a unique alliance in provincial negotiations has resulted in a tentative contract with hospital employers. [...]
Last month’s federal budget announcement is an acknowledgement that access to reliable, timely, relevant local news is a growing problem. Read more.
April 11, 2018 marks the International DAY OF PINK – a day where communities across the country and the world unite to celebrate diversity and bring an end to homophobia, transphobia, [...]
A tentative agreement has been reached to end a nearly month-long strike at Carleton University. Read more.
While the 2018 budget was definitely a good sales pitch, it won’t heal the broken bond of trust between the Liberals and the people of Ontario, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Read more.
In a human rights complaint waged by the union representing Air Canada employees, flight attendants describe being lined up in the hallway and individually marked on their appearance, among other [...]
Cashiering injures workers. Soon after scanners were introduced, says the Healthday website, “a survey of supermarket cashiers in British Columbia indicated that 30 to 50 per cent of the [...]
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) is questioning why the government has not placed greater emphasis on elementary-aged children in today’s announcement on mental [...]
A recent report on the results of the National Survey on Balancing Work, Family and Caregiving shows the impact of caregiving stress on workers. Read more.
Lawyers for the Premier and Ministers of Energy and Finance are back in court, trying to defend the sell-off of Hydro One that hurt the people of the province and benefited the Ontario Liberal [...]
If they had to call for medical assistance for themselves or a family member in Ottawa, nearly 85 per cent of those who participated in the poll about provincial changes to 911 delivery said they [...]
A union representing tens of thousands of public servants says the federal government now owes more than $10 million in union dues due to ongoing problems with the Phoenix payroll system. Read more.
A CUPE delegation proudly joined close to a hundred trade union women from around the world at the annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City. [...]
Canada’s unions are celebrating the federal government’s announcement that it plans to amend the Canada Labour Code to include five days of paid domestic violence leave for workers in [...]
The Tim Hortons in Canora has made history, becoming the first in Saskatchewan to unionize. Read more.
Employers who use temporary employment agencies will no longer be able to evade liability for workplace accidents, the Star has learned, as new legislation promises to hold them responsible when [...]
The Air Canada Component of the Canadian Union of Public Employees has filed a human rights violation complaint against Air Canada for systemic discrimination and harassment of flight attendants. [...]
Contract staff at York University are on strike after voting to reject the university’s final offer after six months of negotiations. The union and school say their positions on a number of [...]
After yet another high performing year, the OMERS pension plan is well ahead of schedule to be fully funded by 2025, keeping it in a strong position to maintain core benefits like guaranteed [...]
In a fight to protect their pension rights, administrative, technical and library staff at Carleton University began job action March 5th. Read more.
The Ontario government says a now-bankrupt mining company has been fined $1.3 million in connection with the deaths of two workers in 2014. Read more.
The union representing high school teachers is still seeking answers about the events leading up to last week’s lockdown at Kapuskasing District High School. Read more.
Determined to stand up for Canadians’ right to security in retirement, staff at Carleton University are preparing to take job action in defense of their pension plan. Read more.
Hearings begin next week into the largest active pay equity case in Canada. Read more.
People’s anger towards the Ontario Liberal government is well founded, according to the province’s Financial Accountability Officer (FAO). Read more.
Unions representing more than 225,000 federal public servants are appealing directly to the prime minister for an order to block the government from collecting more money from its employees than [...]
Statistics Canada data released on February 9 show provinces that have significantly increased their minimum wage rates in 2017 are doing better than they were this time last year. What’s more, [...]
A Quebec union is launching a campaign to get people to wear “broken heart” badges to protest against overwork and compulsory overtime for the province’s nurses. Read more.
Civil servants who transfer between federal departments or receive promotions can expect to wait more than six months for their paycheques to follow them through the Phoenix pay system, federal [...]
A number of popular Canadian restaurants have increased the amount of tips servers must share with their colleagues, CBC’s Marketplace has learned. And many servers say that money is being [...]
A new provincial poll shows that Ontarians aren’t on board for recent Liberal government changes that would redirect 911 medical calls away from paramedic ambulance services to fire departments. [...]
To mark Black History Month, Canada’s unions are renewing their call on the federal government to commit to an anti-Black racism strategy. Read more.
By a margin of 96 per cent, Trent’s food service workers have voted down a contract offer from their employer that failed to address the issue of precarious work. Read more.
February is a time to reflect on the relationship between Black history and our engagement with the world around us. It is also time for us to be aware of the history we are writing now and what [...]
PSAC has written the President of the Treasury Board requesting a remission order to protect federal public service workers who have been subject to overpayment errors by Phoenix. This would [...]
VICE Canada workers facing job cuts as their employer ends a joint venture with Rogers Media can take some comfort in knowing they have a collective agreement to protect them. Read more.
Trent food service workers who are struggling to get by in jobs that are precarious, part-time and insecure have challenged their employer, Compass Group of Canada, and Trent University to [...]
Canada’s largest federal union wants 10 days of paid leave for public servants who are victims of domestic abuse to give them time to get their lives back together. Read more.
When the employer refuses to pay costs, the arbitrator withholds the decision until they have been compensated. This only drags the process along further. Read More
“When you have a union, you have a voice,” Brian Hogan, president of the local labour council, said at the National Day of Action protest Friday outside Tim Hortons on Bruce Avenue. “If there was [...]
The experiences of Alberta and Seattle, two jurisdictions that share Ontario’s $15-an-hour goal, offer some lessons on how to adjust to a higher minimum wage: that is, if Ontario businesses [...]
Sound and fury aside, a simple question underpins the Tim Hortons wage clawback tumult: Who, in reality, is the boss? Read more.
The heavy-handed response by some individual business owners to the Ontario government’s legislated minimum wage rise (from $11.60 to $14/hour) should shock the conscience of the community—and [...]
More than 156,000 public servants have received incorrect pay since the Phoenix system launched in February 2016, with many now discovering problems with their pension calculations. Read more.
Happy days are here again, says the president of the Sarnia and District Labour Council. Read more.
After years of community organizing spearheaded by the Fight for $15 & Fairness Campaign, Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act became law last month and is being phased in over the next [...]
Canada’s unions are highlighting International Migrant Day by renewing their call for communities to join the sanctuary movement. Read more.
After a decades-long battle for compensation, the voices of ailing General Electric Peterborough workers are finally being heard. Read more.
WestJet has lost a bid to throw out of court a proposed class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of failing to provide a harassment-free workplace for women. Read more.
“My fear is that over time, statutory holidays will be forced into our workweek. Businesses have the most to gain – and workers the most to lose. We have families, and I worry that this [...]
Sexual assaults, a life-altering concussion, shattered faces, fractured bones, lost teeth, bites and brain injury. These are just some of the injuries sustained at the hands of patients by [...]
The two media giants Torstar Corp. and Postmedia Network Inc. announced on 27 November that they would cut nearly 300 jobs as they plan to shutter more than 30 mostly local newspapers and [...]
The union representing workers at Canadian Blood Services (CBS) in Ontario is demanding “change and accountability” after a recent Maclean’s magazine article raised new questions and concerns [...]
On November 16, 2017, the York Region council pushed through a new bylaw to allow retail establishments to open 364 days a year. As a result, retail workers will need to be available 364 days a [...]
Contract academic workers at the University of Toronto have given their bargaining team an overwhelming 91% mandate in favour of strike action for Unit 3 of CUPE 3902, which includes non-student [...]
A recent injunction application filed by CUPE in Federal Court to prevent the transfer of more RCMP civilian employees to the flawed Phoenix pay system has achieved the desired result, even [...]
Violence against health-care workers is pervasive within the walls of hospitals across Ontario, suggests a study that examined the experiences of nurses, personal support workers and other staff. [...]
New polling, released on Wednesday (November 22, 2017), shows that assaults on hospital staff are happening at “alarming” rates of frequency. Read more.
The union representing 55,000 education workers in Ontario is applauding the Campaign for Public Education’s (CPE) latest effort to secure a review and overhaul of the province’s [...]
Canada’s unions say they welcome legislation being proposed to address harassment and violence in federally-regulated workplaces, and look forward to working with the government to address [...]
Hospital direct care providers, such as nurses and personal support workers, are at great risk of physical violence in the workplace, a poll of Ontario and Ottawa hospital staff finds. Read more.
The Canadian Labour Congress is celebrating news that Ontario labour legislation is being amended to provide victims of domestic and sexual violence five paid days off work. Read more.
Bill 33, the Time to Care Act, passed second reading thanks to all party support for NDP Health Critic France Gélinas’ private members bill that would legislate a minimum care standard of four [...]
As a 42-year nursing veteran of Ontario’s hospital system, Linda Clayborne is no stranger to what’s become a growing phenomenon — escalating incidents of violence perpetrated by [...]
CUPE lawyer Annick Desjardins was at the Supreme Court of Canada to argue that amendments made to Quebec’s Pay Equity Act in 2009 are unconstitutional, because they don’t allow pay equity [...]
Key details about privatization projects will remain secret under the Liberal government’s proposed Access to Information changes. Read more.
Aspects of a pilot project announced by the Ministry of Education for students with autism are raising alarm bells about the future of fully accessible, public education in the province, [...]
Ontario’s Bill 33 (the Time to Care Act) is being voted on by MPPs at Second Reading on November 2. CUPE is calling on members across the province to contact their MPP to let them know that this [...]
The ongoing strike at Ontario’s 24 publically funded colleges puts some of the most vulnerable students at greater risk, say faculty at northern Ontario colleges. Read more.
Hospital staff across the province are calling on the Ontario government to increase funding for hospitals and long-term care facilities and add more permanent beds. Read more.
While much of the attention of a province-wide college strike has focused on the issue of job stability, one part-time instructor says many of her colleagues are also fighting for something they [...]
The Thanksgiving season is often seized upon by farmworkers and activists to highlight agricultural workers’ contributions to society and the precarious conditions that so often characterize [...]
Most people expect a hospital to be a safe place. But physical, verbal and sexual assault is a growing problem in Ontario hospitals, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). [...]
The head of a federal public service union has called on the government to strike a committee to examine bullying and harassment in the ranks of its workers, a move the NDP’s labour critic says [...]
Elementary school teachers and educational assistants in Peel say violent attacks by students have left them injured and fearful to go into classrooms. Just last week, Metroland Media Group [...]
Contract negotiations between the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) abruptly broke down today following the hospitals’ refusal to address the [...]
The misfeasance suit against the Premier and Ministers of Energy and Finance over the sale of Hydro One shares is headed back to court with a hearing expected in the spring, after CUPE filed an [...]
The Canadian government is getting kudos from unions for proposing that both Mexico and the United States commit to improved labour standards in a rewritten North American free trade agreement. [...]
Since Bill 148, the Fair Wages, Better Workplaces Act, was first announced in May, there has been an intense ideological battle underway as the Big Business lobby attempts to re-assert the [...]
Canada’s unions are welcoming the federal government’s plan to close tax loopholes for very high-income earners, saying it’s an important first step toward bringing more fairness to Canada’s tax [...]
Many in the business community have condemned Ontario’s vast suite of proposed labour reforms – which include raising the minimum wage to $15 – but not all employers agree the outcome is [...]
Some in the business community have been quite vocal in their opposition to our proposed changes. They’ve said it is too much, too fast. But for those who keep falling behind, these changes can’t [...]
Canada is demanding that the new NAFTA includes a ban on so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws. Read more.
Among the most important facts to know about poverty is that almost all poor people work. But the employers for whom they work, constituting a huge portion of the total economy, do not pay them [...]
The Thunder Bay and District Labour Council and its affiliated unions marked this year’s Labour Day picnic with the launch of a new campaign, which is calling for prescription drug coverage for [...]
Whether they’re fighting for shorter work days or better wages, the labour movement has done more than just improve working conditions for ordinary people – by standing up to powerful [...]
The P3 deals that Ball Government want to use to build health care facilities in Corner Brook are a Trojan Horse that will allow the quality of our public health care to be influenced by private [...]
On August 3, 2017, John Vanthof, MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane, wrote an open letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne regarding the recent closure of the LCBO outlet in Larder Lake, which is about 35 [...]
After launching a web-based campaign warning that a hiring freeze is compromising public safety, Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack says the police service has agreed to revisit [...]
Hamilton’s hospitals are already beyond their tipping point and another massive set of cuts is “reckless and irresponsible,” reported advocates today in a press conference. The Ontario Health [...]
About 700 ground crew workers at Canada’s busiest airport went on strike Thursday night after they rejected a contract offer from their employer. Read more.
Cuts announced yesterday of $20 million at HHS(Hamilton Health Sciences) and $7 million at St. Joseph’s Hospital corporations will seriously undermine hospitals already operating over [...]
Too many tragic stories about care quality and resident safety in long-term care homes “should prompt the provincial government to urgent action to make a daily 4-hour resident care standard the [...]
All registered nurses and registered practical nurses with Saint Elizabeth Health Care in Northumberland County in Ontario, are now members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), [...]
About 400 workers at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. facility at the Woodbine horse racing track were locked out Friday after their employer and union were unable to reach a new contract [...]
We have a huge economic imbalance in our province that continues to leave workers behind and the government must make the necessary changes if Ontario is going to thrive again, said CUPE Ontario [...]
Ottawa has a problem. It’s called Phoenix, after IBM’s brand-name payroll software that has caused more than a quarter of the public service to be paid too little, too much, or (too [...]
TORONTO, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ – AMAPCEO members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) have voted overwhelmingly to accept a four-year ‘roll-over’ of their existing contract. Read more.
In the late hours of June 25, the OPSEU bargaining team reached a deal that strikes a blow against precarious work and sets a new standard for employers everywhere. Read more.
CUPE welcomes the recent recommendation of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities that the federal government review the current flight attendant [...]
CUPE is calling for an urgent meeting with Hélène David, Minister of Higher Education, after learning that she has authorized a payment of $1.6 million in bonuses to executives to compensate for [...]
In an attempt to have the lawsuit against the Premier and Ministers of Finance and Energy dismissed before even going to trial, government lawyers argued in court today that the three were [...]
The Government of Canada has ratified the United Nations’ International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining. Read more.
Canada’s unions are celebrating the adoption of Bill C-4, legislation that repeals the former Conservative government’s controversial anti-union Bills C-377 and C-525. Read more.
The Grey Bruce Labour Council is expecting even bigger and better changes for workers in the coming year. Read more.
Health care staff at a provincial rally calling for increased funding for hospitals heard the sad story of a senior who was denied hospital admission and sent back to the nursing home where he [...]
Negotiators for Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) have reached a tentative agreement with the Toronto Zoo. Read more.
The United Steelworkers (USW) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are working together to build a stronger voice for Cogeco technicians and customer support workers across Ontario. [...]
More than 200 prison employees with the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO) took part in information pickets at 49 federal correctional facilities nationwide on May 16, to call [...]
The long awaited Changing Workplaces Review Final Report proved a major disappointment today when after expecting major reform of Ontario’s labour law to make the legal right to join a union a [...]
With the voices in favour of decent work growing louder in Ontario, we are confident our elected officials will do the right thing. If you haven’t done so yet, make sure you call your MPP today. [...]
There are many missed opportunities in the long-awaited Changing Workplaces Review final recommendations, says the Ontario Federation of Labour. While the report recognizes the urgent need for [...]
Ontario is ready for this kind of positive change, in fact, our communities need it…And they are counting on your government to actually listen, and to act in a way that will not only help [...]
Long-awaited updates to the labour and employment standards laws in Ontario are before the province’s cabinet this week, setting the stage for what could be a public unveiling very soon. [...]
Working conditions at General Electric’s Peterborough factory between 1945 and 2000 played a significant role in an “epidemic” of work-related illnesses among employees and retirees, according to [...]
Negotiators for the shuttered Toronto Zoo and more than 400 striking staff are back at the bargaining table. Read more.
Labour leaders in Ontario are criticizing the provincial government’s plans to pilot a guaranteed basic income for individuals with low incomes, saying it doesn’t address a broken [...]
CUPE Local 2073 has reached a “tentative settlement” with the Canadian Hearing Society, union officials said in a press release today. Read more.
It was standing room only at a memorial for former CLC President Bob White at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Friday. More than 600 union and community activists and leaders joined his [...]
Today’s announcement that Ontario’s Liberal government is selling off yet another block of Hydro One shares, is a slap in the face to the people of this province. It makes it very [...]
It was a human experiment on an unprecedented scale. Its target: 10,000 Ontario miners. Its tool: a mysterious black powder they were forced to inhale in a sealed room before plunging underground [...]
Unionized workers at the Canadian Hearing Society have been out on the picket line now for just over a month. The battle is not about wages and benefits, but about the organization’s *raison [...]
Earlier this month, Saskatchewan became the latest province to introduce legislation to guarantee paid and unpaid leave to employees who experience domestic violence. Read more.
Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) are taking to the airwaves with a new radio ad in Toronto. The ad, which can be heard here, urges the employer back to the table to resolve [...]
Budget 2017 was an opportunity for the federal government to make significant and immediate strides on Canadians’ priorities like child care, health care, and pay equity. Instead, the Trudeau [...]
Employees at the Canadian Hearing Society, many of whom are deaf themselves, say their essential needs are not being met on the job — pushing them, for the past two weeks, onto the picket line [...]
A delegation of CUPE staff and members are in Guatemala this week. They are there to learn more about the diverse efforts of grassroots organizations in raising issues about the rights of [...]
Students from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus are bearing the brunt of Aramark’s lack of action in addressing the concerns of the cafeteria workers. Read more…
CHS is attacking the very sick leave provisions and health benefits originally intended to “break barriers” and help the predominantly female workforce from the deaf and hard of hearing community [...]
Since 2015, many employees and people in the community feel the organization has moved from a service provider by and for Deaf, Oral Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people to a more business [...]
The Ontario Liberal government recently introduced Bill 92 — the School Boards Collective Bargaining Amendment Act. If passed, it will infringe on the collective bargaining rights of education [...]
In November, CUPE 5277 was pleased to be able to make its very first charity donation to “Little Hands –Big Hearts,” a wonderful charity supporting the SickKids Foundation. Through its annual [...]
A showdown is looming over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Canada seems set to play nice with Donald Trump. But CUPE members don’t want Prime Minister Justin [...]
250 education workers with the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) will be back on the job Tuesday after ratifying a tentative agreement that was reached on the [...]
The national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers says the Liberal government’s record of broken promises has him concerned about the government’s campaign pledge to restore [...]
News that the province’s elementary teachers have signed a tentative contract extension with the government leaves public high school teachers the only education union without a deal. Read more.
The president of the largest union among city workers claims her members are redoing work private contractors have already done and money could be saved in reversing the trend of project [...]
Incredibly loud and extremely joyous, that’s how over 200 food service workers at York University in Toronto kicked off their one-day strike. The Aramark workers, members of Unite Here Local 75, [...]
CUPE National President Mark Hancock condemned a mass shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City on Sunday, January 29, that left six dead and eight wounded, calling on CUPE [...]
Radical proposals in a leaked PricewaterhouseCooper report, including slashing thousands of faculty and support staff jobs, will hurt college students, says the Ontario Public Service Employees [...]
The Ontario Federation of Labour applauds the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s move to make its drug formulary policies accessible to injured workers in Ontario. Read more.
Striking workers from the Region of Peel Children’s Aid Society (Peel CAS) were at Queen’s Park yesterday to ask the government to do what it can to break the deadlock in their ten-week-long [...]
The government of Saskatchewan has announced a $1 billion deficit and is moving forward with significant cuts to health care and a hiring freeze across government. “Public sector workers did not [...]
Working people in Ontario are struggling to keep their heads above water and decisive government action is required, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn TORONTO, ON – Working people in Ontario [...]
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has strongly condemned the decision of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) to move a large portion of its enterprise technology [...]