CUPE National condemns Ford government’s attack on Power workers and the Charter

The Canadian Union of Public Employees strongly condemns the Ford government’s introduction of back-to-work legislation against members of the Ontario Power Workers Union (CUPE Local 1000). “These workers have not even gone on strike yet, but the Ford government is already laying the groundwork to deny them their rights and bail out their employer [...]

2018-12-19T09:23:03+00:00Tuesday, December 18th, 2018|Public News|

CUPE questions federal social finance plans

CUPE is concerned the federal government’s plans to encourage private lending to social and community groups will open the door to privatization of vital services . The federal government’s Fall economic update announced $755 million over 10 years in seed funding for “social financing” to charities, non-profit groups and other organizations serving a social purpose. [...]

2018-12-17T15:57:30+00:00Monday, December 17th, 2018|Public News|

CUPE marks International Migrants Day

On December 18, CUPE stands in solidarity with people around the world who have been forced to leave their homes in search of safety, security and a life where basic human and labour rights are respected. International Migrants Day is a day to renew our collective work to build a better world, a world where everyone [...]

2018-12-17T11:08:49+00:00Monday, December 17th, 2018|Public News|

CUPE rallies with postal workers at Canada Post public meeting

CUPE came out in strong support of postal workers who’ve been forced back to work, rallying in defence of their right to strike and for free collective bargaining at the Canada Post annual public meeting. Members of CUPE’s National Executive Board joined postal workers and their allies outside the meeting at Canada Post headquarters in Ottawa. [...]

2018-12-13T14:23:17+00:00Wednesday, December 12th, 2018|Public News|

Myth Buster: Precarious Employment

Over the past thirty years, universities and colleges have increasingly turned to precarious forms of employment. Faculty and support staff are increasingly being hired on short-term, temporary, and casual contracts, rather than in permanent, secure positions. More and more positions are being contracted out to employers who pay low wages and don’t offer [...]

2018-12-10T16:22:14+00:00Monday, December 10th, 2018|Public News|

Standing up for equality, justice and human dignity on International Human Rights Day

On December 10, people around the world will stand up for equality, justice and human dignity by celebrating International Human Rights Day. This year, the day represents the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was adopted in the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in response to [...]

2018-12-10T10:19:18+00:00Monday, December 10th, 2018|Public News|

CUPE marks December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

On December 6, we mark the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school. Sadly, in the twenty-nine years since the massacre, gender-based discrimination and violence remain widespread in our [...]

2018-12-06T10:36:57+00:00Thursday, December 6th, 2018|Public News|

Stop Workplace Sexual Violence

CUPE is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence at work and recognizes that everyone has a right to work in a safe environment. Sexual violence is any act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender expression or gender identity that is committed, attempted or threatened against a person without their consent. Sexual violence includes harassment, which [...]

2018-12-05T09:23:22+00:00Tuesday, December 4th, 2018|Public News|

CUPE marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, we draw attention to discrimination and barriers in our workplaces and communities, and we recommit to a disability rights agenda. People with disabilities experience higher rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, incarceration, harassment and violence. Those marginalized by racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia face additional barriers and harm. Disability is created by barriers [...]

2018-12-05T09:24:02+00:00Monday, December 3rd, 2018|Public News|