News2018-10-11T09:34:47+00:00

Myth Buster: Precarious Employment

Monday, December 10th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

Stop Workplace Sexual Violence

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

CUPE marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

Monday, December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

CUPE leadership approves $1 million loan for CUPW

Friday, November 30th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

CUPE’s National Executive Board has approved a $1 million interest-free loan to support Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in their efforts to secure a fair collective agreement. In recent weeks, postal workers have faced attacks on their rights not just from their [...]

World AIDS Day

Friday, November 30th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

On December 1, World AIDS Day, CUPE renews its commitment to breaking down barriers for people with AIDS and HIV. Our union continues to support the global AIDS movement that struggles against discrimination and fights for improvements in public treatment programs. Poverty, violence and other forms of marginalization mean the impacts of [...]

You’re Invited!

Thursday, November 29th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

“You’re invited!” Hi, I’m Nick Milanovic, and I’m seeking the federal nomination as the NDP's candidate for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek in 2019. Right now I’m trying to meet all the NDP supporters in our riding, so please accept this as my personal [...]

Add your voice to the fight against racism

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

CUPE welcomes the federal government’s consultations on racism and systemic discrimination and encourages members to take part. These consultations will inform the development of a national anti-racism strategy, which was announced in the federal government’s 2018 Budget. Racism is deeply embedded in cultural norms, [...]

CUPE sends solidarity and sympathies to Oshawa auto workers

Monday, November 26th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is sending solidarity and sympathies to the workers and families impacted by GM’s decision to shutter its plant in Oshawa. “This decision is devastating for the workers, their families, and so many communities around Oshawa and the Durham [...]

CUPE Supports CUPW

Friday, November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Statement by Mark Hancock and Charles Fleury on the Liberal government's back-to-work legislation Canada’s striking postal workers have the full support of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its 665,000 members nationwide. During the 2015 election campaign, Justin Trudeau called out [...]

Membership Officer Position Meeting

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Member News, Public News|

Please be advised that the Membership Officer position on the Executive Board has fallen permanently vacant, and as a result, nominations for this office will be received at the last Administration Update meeting scheduled for December 4th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. East, right across from Limeridge mall, starting at 7:30 p.m.

CUPE reflects on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018|Categories: Public News|

On November 20, we remember transgender people killed because of hatred and fear. We also renew our commitment to fighting against the harassment and discrimination experienced by trans people and stand in solidarity with all those fighting transphobic governments and policies. Despite ongoing oppression, [...]

Canada Infrastructure Bank stages “public” meeting

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) recently hosted an annual public meeting that lasted just 17 minutes, provided no information about its privatization plans, and made little effort to engage Canadians. CUPE staff were among the 73 people nationwide who took part in the online [...]

Violence: It’s NOT part of the job

Thursday, November 8th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

12 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE 1. Raise the profile of the issue  Post CUPE’s “It’s not part of the job” poster on union notice boards. We also have stickers and buttons you can order. Download the poster Order the poster Order stickers Order buttons 2. [...]

Important Notice Regarding Nominations and Elections

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018|Categories: Member News, Public News|

Here are the results from our November 6th elections and nominations: Elected as President – Jamie MacCormack Acclaimed as Vice-President – Sandra (Sam) Forsyth Elected as Recording-Secretary – Katherine Codispodi Acclaimed as Secretary-Treasurer – Pawel Pietruszczak Elected as Chief Steward – Kevin Cook [...]

Important Notice to all Members

Thursday, November 1st, 2018|Categories: Member News, Public News|

The Election Committee has received several complaints about candidates providing information to members that is misleading. We are asking members to ignore the rumours from candidates and if you have any inquiries to the state of the Local 786, we suggest you call the Administrator of the Local at the Local Union office to verify the facts.

CUPE welcomes long-awaited pay equity legislation

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018|Categories: Public News|

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) welcomes Canada’s long-awaited first federal pay equity legislation. “This is a great achievement for the women’s movement in Canada and the allies who fought for decades to right this historical wrong,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. [...]

UN poverty expert condemns privatization

Thursday, October 25th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

The UN expert on poverty is warning that privatization of public services tramples on human rights, hitting people who are already marginalized the hardest. Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, looked at privatization from a human rights perspective. His report finds that “privatization often [...]

Rebuild and Improve Public Health Care Rally

Thursday, October 18th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

Celebrate Library Week in Ontario at a location near you

Friday, October 12th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

NEB resolution: A national public pharmacare plan for everyone

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

NAFTA gets worse for Canadians under USMCA

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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. [...]

A call to recognize, protect and support

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

Alternative Federal Budget 2019

Thursday, September 20th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

Joining a union best investment of all

Monday, September 17th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

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 [...]

Facing the Challenges Ahead Together

Friday, August 31st, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Labour Day is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate the progress and gains that workers have made in Canada and around the world. As we enjoy the last long weekend of summer with friends and family, let’s also reflect on [...]

Labour Day 2018

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018|Categories: Member News, Public News|

We would like to wish all of you a happy and safe Labour Day long weekend, and just a reminder that we will closed on Monday September 3rd 2018 Annual Hamilton Labour Day parade Monday, September 3rd 2018. We [...]

Important Notice Regarding New By-Laws

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Public News|

The proposed new by-laws are now available for viewing. Please login to the Member Portal, where you will find a copy of the current By-Laws; a copy of the proposed By-Laws; and, a PowerPoint presentation explaining the proposed changes.

CUPE – Counterpoint

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018|Categories: Public News|

For Fangliang Xu, videographer at Carleton University and member of CUPE 2424, her inability to say “no” led to her getting involved with her local during a strike, and then setting off for adventure abroad. “When I heard about the pension issue I was still [...]

Solidarity with Fredericton

Thursday, August 16th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Last Friday, the City of Fredericton was shaken by a terrible act of violence. In this difficult time for the community and our members, I offer my condolences and support to our members who are affected by the shooting, including members from CUPE 1709 [...]

CUPE – Counterpoint

Friday, August 10th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

National President’s Column One of the key decisions taken by CUPE members at our national convention last October was to create a National Task Force on Governance. In June, the Task Force began its important work. CUPE’s constitution hasn’t changed much since it was first approved [...]

Notice of Hearing

Monday, May 28th, 2018|Categories: Member News, Public News|

The purpose of the hearing is to hear the evidence and representations of the parties with respect to all matters relating to this application that have not been settled by the time the hearing occurs. The parties are entitled to be represented by counsel or an agent, and may be expected to call and examine witnesses, to conduct cross-examination, and to present argument.

Administration Update Meeting

Thursday, May 24th, 2018|Categories: Member News, Public News|

Please be advised that there will not be any business of the Local conducted at this meeting. The meetings are for information purposes only, related to CUPE Local 786 being placed under Administration.

Universal Child Care IS Possible

Friday, May 18th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Childcare is possible in Ontario. We have never been closer to an affordable system of publicly funded childcare but to get there we need to think big to make universal childcare work for everyone.

Important Notice

Friday, May 11th, 2018|Categories: Member News, Public News|

We are pleased to announce that a new contract with no concessions has been negotiated centrally by OCHU. The next step in the Central Bargaining process is for the membership to ratify/vote for the new contract. Listed below are the dates, times and locations for the ratification votes.

Important Reminder – Together for Respect

Friday, April 13th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Important Reminder Please do not forget to come and join us out front of your campus for a lunchtime rally on April 18 between 11am-1pm in support of the campaign put together by OCHU, SEIU, and UNIFOR designed for [...]

Together for Respect

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Together for Respect CUPE, SEIU and Unifor have formed an alliance that kicks off an escalating campaign of membership mobilization to push Ontario hospitals to return to bargaining and treat their staff with respect. [...]

Triunion Letter

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Triunion Letter Registered practical nurses (RPNs) have been an integral part of creating our healthcare system for more than six decades. Ontario employs thousands of RPNs within the hospital sector who are trusted and respected professionals that provide the best [...]

Central Grievance Arbitration Update

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018|Categories: Public News|

Central Grievance Arbitration Update The North Bay Hospital required its Pharmacy Assistants to upgrade to the new regulated classification of Pharmacy Technician. Some of the affected employees were unable to meet the regulatory requirements. As a result, the Hospital fired them. [...]

Join us November 2!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017|Categories: Public News|

Join us on November 2! Bill 33 – the Time to Care act – is up for Second Reading at Queen’s Park on November 2. That means we need to contact every MPP in Ontario this week and let them [...]

Elections at November Meeting

Monday, October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Public News|

Important Information Regarding Elections at November 7th Administration Information Meeting As indicated in the meeting notice, the Local is in receipt of a written complaint submitted in accordance with section B.XI Trial Procedure of the CUPE National Constitution.  As such, [...]

Collective Agreement Hard Copies Now Available

Monday, August 14th, 2017|Categories: Public News|

Collective Agreement Hard Copies Now Available We will be distributing copies of the recently published Collective Agreements at the following dates and locations: August 17th  at Charlton Campus outside cafeteria between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. August 18th at West [...]

Administrator’s First Report to Membership

Monday, July 17th, 2017|Categories: Public News|

Local Administrator's First Report to Membership  As a result of the disappointing turnout at the information sessions held on July 12th, we have decided to post a copy of the Administrator’s presentation (PowerPoint) for the membership’s edification.  We will be holding [...]

Bargaining Teleconference

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017|Categories: Public News|

As you know, OCHU and the Ontario Hospital Association met in negotiations during the week of June 10. OCHU is scheduling a membership town hall teleconference call meeting on July 24 at 7 p.m. to bring all members up to speed on the [...]

New Administration

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017|Categories: Public News|

To the members of CUPE Local 786: I am writing to inform you that CUPE Local 786 has been placed under administration by the CUPE National President. Administration is a constitutional authority given to the National union to place a local under direct [...]

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Don’t fall for these common excuses as to why we shouldn’t be concerned about rising precarity: https://t.co/duK9QTRBvX

This year, today represents the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human: Rights.https://t.co/HLjXA9UNrQ

Sexual violence hurts workers and poisons the workplace. Learn about your rights. Support your co-workers.
Read more and download the guide and leaflet here: https://t.co/hxyWJbEbll

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Please read for actions we can all take to advance disability justice in Canada: https://t.co/6AjxCLbBmT #CUPE

CUPE’s National Executive Board has approved a $1 million interest-free loan to support Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in their efforts to secure a fair collective agreement.: https://t.co/ufMlxKNfBl

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