Rebuild and Improve Public Health Care Rally

Join hundreds of CUPE members from across the province as we rally with the Ontario Health Coalition to stop cuts to health care. WHEN: Tuesday, October 23rd WHERE: Queen’s Park, Toronto A CUPE Ontario bus will be picking up members in Niagara and Hamilton. Please save your seat by emailing Brittany at secretary@cupe2977.com [...]

2018-10-18T14:15:14+00:00Thursday, October 18th, 2018|Public News|

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 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 [...]

2018-10-12T16:22:39+00:00Friday, October 12th, 2018|Public News|

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. [...]

2018-10-11T09:33:17+00:00Thursday, October 11th, 2018|Public News|

NEB resolution: A national public pharmacare plan for everyone

CUPE NATIONAL WILL: Continue to support and work with our allies to promote the introduction of a national public pharmacare plan. Promote a national public pharmacare plan that: Covers everyone Provides comprehensive coverage of all safe, evidence-based, and effective prescription medications, with a preference for generics where applicable Provides access to medications without financial barriers Is enacted through new legislation [...]

2018-10-03T16:28:29+00:00Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018|Public News|

NAFTA gets worse for Canadians under USMCA

Given a generational opportunity to revamp NAFTA, the Trudeau government has fallen short on its promise to negotiate the modern, progressive trade deal that Canadians deserve. The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is anything but “progressive”, and it will set Canada back on critical priorities like Pharmacare. CUPE applauds the elimination of Chapter 11, the ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement) mechanism from NAFTA, [...]

2018-10-03T16:28:49+00:00Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018|Public News|

A call to recognize, protect and support

Last week, on September 21 and 22—for the first time ever—women foreign ministers came together at a meeting hosted by Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, and her European Union counterpart, Federica Mogherini.  A group of civil society organizations from the Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada have come together to use this summit as [...]

2018-10-03T16:33:09+00:00Tuesday, September 25th, 2018|Public News|

Alternative Federal Budget 2019

The Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) has some solid advice for Finance Minister Bill Morneau: there’s no time to lose in tackling climate change, growing inequality and drastically underfunded public services. Morneau will deliver his fall economic update in the coming weeks, setting the stage for the Liberal government’s 2019 pre-election federal budget. Business groups [...]

2018-09-20T09:34:32+00:00Thursday, September 20th, 2018|Public News|

Joining a union best investment of all

What’s the best investment an ordinary working Canadian can make? Real estate? A balanced investment fund? The next hot tech stock? Bitcoin? The surprising answer is: none of the above. By far the best investment most working Canadians can make is to join a union. Let’s have a closer look. Union members in Canada are paid, on average, [...]

2018-09-17T16:09:00+00:00Monday, September 17th, 2018|Public News|