The Doug Ford government has brought in a new law that gives the Minister of Health and a new health Super Agency sweeping powers to force privatization, cuts, mergers, mega-mergers, movement of services from one town to another, and closure of local health care services. It is time for everyone to take action to protect our health care.
The new legislation Doug Ford worked to keep secret from the public will: Sell vital health care services to private for profit corporations Impose costly mega-mergers that put our local services and hospitals at risk Privatize our health care system IF WE DON’T STOP IT
To launch local fight-back campaigns and build capacity leading to the April 30th rally at Queens Park in Toronto When: Wednesday March 13th 2019 at 7pm Where: Hamilton Central Library, 55 York Blvd.
The Dates of the CUPE Local 786 Membership Meetings for the remainder of the 2019 are as follows: February 5th 2019 - CHANGE OF LOCATION March 5th 2019 April 2nd 2019 May 7th 2019 June 4th 2019 NO MEETING July 2nd 2019 as per by-laws NO MEETING August 6th 2019 as per by-laws September [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]