CUPE Ontario Update on OMERS Report

Dear OMERS Plan Member, Today, CUPE Ontario released a comprehensive and third party verified report detailing the long-term underperformance of investments at the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan. The report, Not Just One “Tough Year”: The Need for a Review of OMERS Investment Performance, revealed OMERS’ underperforming investments over a ten-year period compared [...]

May 20th, 2021|CUPE Ontario Bulletin|

Toronto Community Housing Corporation workers aim to improve quality of life for 110,000 tenants

May 12, 2021 Willowridge Towers is an apartment complex consisting of three apartment buildings one of which is owned by Toronto Community Housing. It is located in the Richview neighbourhood in Etobicoke. Photo by Ashton Emanuel. Social housing workers represented by the CUPE 79 are at the bargaining table to improve housing conditions for more than 110,000 residents at Toronto [...]

May 18th, 2021|CUPE Bulletin|

Despite heroic sacrifices, Ontario health-care workers face real wage cuts

Ford government must reconsider ill-advised wage restraint legislation TORONTO,ON – Health-care workers who have been there for patients and their families in every corner of Ontario throughout the COVID-19 pandemic are telling the Ford government that its wage restraint program profoundly devalues the contribution they’ve made, and that it must go now. For nearly 16 months, [...]

May 18th, 2021|CUPE Ontario Bulletin|

CUPE Ontario commemorates National Nursing Week

During National Nursing Week (May 10-16), CUPE Ontario recognizes the heroic efforts of nurses and acknowledges the entire team of healthcare workers from personal support workers to therapists and cleaners as you go all out to support care recipients across our healthcare system during a tumultuous period. This pandemic is stretching healthcare workers to their [...]

May 11th, 2021|CUPE Ontario Bulletin|

Using a private company for vaccine rollout will mean fewer paramedics to answer 911 calls, union warns

TORONTO, ON – Ontario paramedics, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are concerned with a government plan to use a private, third-party company to participate in the province’s vaccine rollout, claiming that the company will need to hire working paramedics from Ontario’s land ambulance services. CUPE, Ontario’s largest paramedic union representing over 5,500 [...]

May 5th, 2021|CUPE Ontario Bulletin|

Back-to-work legislation at the Port of Montreal is an affront to all workers in the country

  The proposed back-to-work legislation for Montreal longshore workers is an affront to all workers in the country. The Maritime Employers’ Association is largely responsible for the strike at the port and the impact it could have on the Quebec economy, but the employees are paying the price. “The MEA refused to negotiate and resorted to various tactics [...]

April 29th, 2021|CUPE Bulletin|

“This is not Paid Sick Days”: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – The Ford Conservatives proposal to increase the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB) instead of legislating paid sick days is not what Ontarians need, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario. “So many have been crystal clear from the early days of this crisis,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. “Ontarians [...]

April 27th, 2021|CUPE Ontario Bulletin|