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  • Health care unions welcome Ontario Long-Term Care Commission’s recommendation to institute a four-hour care standard
    Ontario’s Long-Term COVID-19 Commission released an interim report today, calling on the government to implement a minimum daily care standard of four hours of hands-on care per resident. “We thank the commission for their work and for recognizing the need to institute a staffing standard,” said Candace Rennick, CUPE Ontario’s Secretary-Treasurer. “Residents and workers cannot wait […]
  • CUPE says rapid testing at Calgary airport a solid step, calls for other airports to follow suit
    CUPE 4070 is praising the announcement of rapid COVID testing at the Calgary airport. The union says the announcement is an important step to guide the industry through the pandemic without crashing.  Chris Rauenbusch is President of CUPE 4070. He represents over 4,000 cabin crew members at the WestJet group of companies.  “The rapid testing announcement shows […]
  • Parents and educators call on the Ford government to back off child care regulation changes
    Ford’s proposed regulation changes come just before Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day on October 22, which acknowledges and thanks the hard work and dedication of workers in the sector. Ford’s proposed changes to the Child Care and Early Years Act lowers caregiver to child ratios, erodes important staffing requirements, and prioritizes […]
  • CUPE Ontario rings alarm bells about loss of public oversight and job losses with changes to Blue Box program
    The Ontario government’s proposed changes to the Blue Box recycling program will lead to losses of good jobs in municipalities and a lack of public oversight, says CUPE Ontario. The Ford government’s announced Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) recycling model is touted as one that would result in substantial savings for taxpayers and municipalities, but the union, […]
  • Canada's flight attendants say support can't come soon enough
    The union representing Canada’s flight attendants says it was reassuring to hear comments about supporting the airline industry and the tens of thousands of people it employs from Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday - but now the federal government needs to act. “Our door is open and we’re ready to talk to the federal government […]
  • CUPE Ontario condemns Community Living Guelph Wellington for day program closures
    Developmental Services Workers and caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities are shocked and concerned by the abrupt closure of six day program sites by Community Living Guelph Wellington.“The elimination of day programs at Community Living Guelph Wellington is shameful and will leave hundreds of people with developmental disabilities, and their caregivers, stuck at home indefinitely,” […]
  • CUPE 204 files 55 policy grievances against WRHA, Shared Health
    Seven months into a global pandemic, and many front-line health care support staff in Manitoba are still fighting for adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep themselves and the people they care for safe. “Hospitals, long-term care homes, and home care employers are inconsistent in the provision of adequate PPE to support staff on the front-line […]
  • CUPE 1281 launches social media campaign to restore student services at Ryerson University
    Members of CUPE 1281 are launching a social media campaign today, to highlight cuts to student services made by the Ryerson Student Union (RSU), and to urge the restoration of those services. Since May, the RSU has reduced funding support for campus groups, made cuts at the campus print shop, eliminated online support and graphic design […]
  • Statement from CUPE Nova Scotia: Treaty Rights in Nova Scotia
    CUPE Nova Scotia strongly condemns the anti-Indigenous racism and violence that has rocked our province in recent days. CUPE Nova Scotia stands in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq fishers who are exercising their constitutional right to engage in a “moderate livelihood” fishery. In 1999, the Marshall Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed this right, which […]
  • CUPE demands Ottawa respect and uphold Mi'kmaq treaty rights
    Statement from CUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury: “The current situation in Nova Scotia marked by anti-Indigenous racism and violence is abhorrent. Even worse, the failure of the federal government to enforce the rule of law and uphold Mi’kmaq treaty rights is deeply disturbing and completely unacceptable. “CUPE stands in solidarity with […]