CUPE Ontario News
Listen to the people on Bill 148, urges CUPE Ontario
- Union supports NDP amendments to Bill 138 -
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 10, 2017) - CUPE Ontario has thrown its wholehearted support behind Ontario New Democrats' amendments to Bill 148, the proposed legislation that would raise the province's minimum wage and make substantial changes to both its Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act.
At a news conference at Queen's Park today (Thursday), Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath outlined the key amendments her party will put forward on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017. The legislature's Standing Committee will consider the NDP amendments beginning the week of August 21 as part of its clause-by-clause analysis of the Bill.
The NDP amendments, as backed by CUPE Ontario, would make it easier for all workers - not just some - to join a union; protect all workers - not just some - from contract flipping; and make clear the direction of these changes: to reverse the dangerous and increasingly precarious nature of work in Ontario.
Have Your Say on Bill 148
Who: CUPE Ontario Members
What: Fact Sheet & Public Consultations on Bill 148
Where: Locations across Ontario
When: July 10 - July 21
Bill 148 - Changes to Ontario's
Employment and Labour Laws
On June 1, the Ontario government introduced Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017.
These changes are the culmination of years of mobilizing and lobbying among union members, worker advocates, anti-poverty activists, faith leaders and many more.
CUPE Ontario Building a Better Ontario
Partial victory in ruling on hydro suit, but overall disappointment for Ontarians
by ddadgari on August 18, 2017 at 4:36 pm
TORONTO, ON – Judge Cavanagh’s decision contains a partial victory, ensuring the Premier and Ministers can’t hide behind legislative privilege, but his overall decision to dismiss the misfeasance suit over the sale of Hydro One is a huge disappointment to the people of Ontario, says Fred […]
We will not let the virus of hate spread
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Paramedic union ratifies collective agreement
by Liam Bedard on August 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm
WATERLOO, ON – Members of Local 5191 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 5191), representing emergency medical services workers in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, have ratified a tentative agreement after two days of voting. The union will now await ratification of the […]
CUPE Ontario stands with Northstar workers
by ddadgari on August 11, 2017 at 7:36 pm
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Ontario Federation of Labour welcomes NDP action to strengthen Bill 148
by ddadgari on August 10, 2017 at 6:55 pm
(TORONTO, ON) – The Ontario Federation of Labour welcomes the proposal for amendments to Bill 148 announced today by the Ontario New Democratic Party. “If enacted, these amendments would strengthen the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act and deliver greater fairness to workplaces across the […]
Listen to the people on Bill 148, urges CUPE Ontario – Union supports NDP amendments to Bill 148 –
by ddadgari on August 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm
TORONTO, ON - CUPE Ontario has thrown its wholehearted support behind Ontario New Democrats’ amendments to Bill 148, the proposed legislation that would raise the province’s minimum wage and make substantial changes to both its Employment Standards Act (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act. At a […]
Spirits high despite rain at Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade
by ddadgari on August 8, 2017 at 3:25 pm
Click here to read the article on the Toronto Star website View this page in full on the CUPE Ontario website: Spirits high despite rain at Toronto Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade. […]
Hamilton’s Hospitals Have Passed the Tipping Point: Urgent campaign launched to stop $27-million in cuts
by ddadgari on August 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm
Hamilton – Hamilton’s hospitals are already beyond their tipping point and another massive set of cuts is “reckless and irresponsible”, reported advocates today in a press conference. The Ontario Health Coalition joined leaders from the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE to warn the […]
Hamilton hospitals need influx of provincial dollars, not more budget cuts: Health coalition, CUPE media conference Tuesday (August 8) 10:00 a.m.
by ddadgari on August 4, 2017 at 6:28 pm
Hamilton, ON – Battered by years of provincial funding and care cuts and showing the obvious signs of system distress from overcapacity and not enough staff and ambulances, Hamilton hospitals announced recently that more services will be shed to balance budgets. $20 million will be cut from […]
2017 hospital funding well below average, bad news for Kingston patient care, say care staff
by ddadgari on August 2, 2017 at 3:04 pm
KINGSTON, ON — Below average provincial funding of about 1.4 per cent for the newly amalgamated Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) in 2017, “is bad news for patient care and cause for alarm at a time of significant change,” said Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1974 president […]