General Membership Meeting has moved

Please be aware that the GMM has moved to Tolpuddle 1-380 Adelaide Street North!

The building is on the northeast corner of Adelaide Street and King Street. Parking in the back, bring in part of the parking ticket for reimbursement.

Same time: 5 pm to 6 pm

Same agenda

Different location: 1-380 Adelaide Street North



Fellow Members,

As you may recall, last year OMERS explored the possibility of ending the practice of indexing our pension. Doing so would cause our pensions to fail to keep up the cost of living.

CUPE successfully campaigned and defeated this.

This year CUPE Ontario is asking for your support to help us remind OMERS that we expect our representatives to vote against any measure to end guaranteed indexing.

Please visit the link below to read the message, and consider adding your name in support.


Adam Brightling

Exec. Liaison, Sub Units

International Women’s Day Breakfast message from Steve

I just wanted to take the time to share with you how impactful this event was for me and all of those in attendance. Najwa Zebian was the guest speaker and her words were powerful and passionate and from a woman’s perspective. Our local is predominately female and her words brought to light the realities women face and how even in this day and age… these realities still exist. I feel she is heroic in coming forward and speaking her truth.

This is why our support of agencies like LAWC who day in and day out fight these injustices, are so invaluable. Megan Walker is a tireless advocate for women everywhere and will never give up, thanks Megan.

I want to say thanks to all the staff of LAWC and all the people whom put on such an incredible event. Thanks to the people who come forward as guests speakers and share their stories and truths. Thanks as well to all of you, the members of CUPE Local 101 that support agencies like LAWC in our communities. Your support is needed and makes a difference.


Yours in Solidarity

Steven Holland


CUPE Local 101


International Womn’s Day Events

CUPE 101.2 MLHU CA 2017 to 2021

Toronto March / Saturday, March 3 @ 12:30pm – 2:00 pm

OISE Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street (Bloor and St. George’s), Toronto, ON

CUPE Ontario is again taking part n this year’s International Women’s Day March in Toronto.

Meet up at the OISE Auditorium (242 Bloor St.) at 12:30 pm. Look for pink CUPE flags & March with us!

Free CUPE Ontario scarves and mittens.

Meet up: 12:30 pm OISE Auditorium

March: 1:00 pm (the March will end at City Hall):


Together We Rise: An International Women’s Day Breakfast

Sunday, March 4 @ 7:30 am

Civic Ballroom, Sheraton Centre, Toronto, 123 Queen St. W.

Together We Rise: Bolder, Braver, Better – An International Women’s Day Breakfast.

Join CUPE Ontario’s Candace Rennick and Fred Hahn along with leaders, activists, and members from all over the province at a breakfast in honour of International Women’s Day.

We will be joined by Doly Begum, NDP Candidate for Scarborough Southwest, speaking on the importance of women in politics as candidates and volunteers, and her history working in coalitions and as a grassroots activist. Doly is a dedicated leader with a track record of success in community projects locally, provincially and internationally. Her passion for public service inspires  her to effectively engage with community needs and organize around common goals. Doly worked with labour organizers, community action groups and environmental activists lading the “Keep Hydro Public” campaign which stopped the sale of Toronto Hydro and Wasaga Distribution Inc.

With spoken Word Performance byShadiya Aidid.

Please bring donations of menstruation products and other care items. The products will be given to local food banks, shelters and other organizations that work with those in need in the community.

kid friendly

Unity Project for the Relief of Homelessness appreciates CUPE 101 participation

A huge thank you from all of us at Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness in London for your awesome participation in our Raising the Roof Toque Campaign 2018!

Overall, 377 toques and 138 ball caps were sold which generated sales of $8,415.00! Fantastic!  It’s great being involved in the National Campaign. Thanks for doing your part!

Here is a link to our Facebook page with all of the photos from our Campaign.

Th London Abused Women’s Centre terminates CTV London/Bell Media Association

In light of CTV London/Bell Media’s failure to address the long-term, serious, and numerous public complaints and concerns of sexism, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia by at least one of its on-air personalities, LAWC’s Board of Directors has unanimously decided to severe its relationship with CTV London and Bell Media.

CTV London has been a long-term sponsor of LAWC’s largest fundraising event – The International Women’s Day Breakfast. We hope you and your organization and all Canadians will stand in solidarity with LAWC and the women and girls we serve by sharing the letter, boycotting CTV/Bell Media, and promoting and attending our event.

This is a historic time in the lives of women and girls who are rising collectively to hold perpetrators accountable for their behaviour. The London Abused Women’sCentr rises with them.

Megan Walker

Executive Director

London Abused Women’s Centre

797 York Street

London,Ontario N6A 5P9





Attention: All CUPE members who suffer from Chronic Mental Stress

Do you suffer from Chronic Mental Stress brought on by workplace harassment, violence or bullying that occurred on or after April 29, 2014 and prior yo January 1, 2018?

If th answer is yes, you may qualify for WSIB compensation but only if you file your claim before July 1, 2018.  See information below.

What is work-related chronic Mental Stress?

Work-related chronic Mental Stress is caused by a substantial wok-related stressor or series of stressors.

A work-related stressor would generally be considered substantial if it is excessive in intensity and/or duration compared with the normal pressures and tensions experienced by people in si,Ilan circumstances.

For example, work-related chronic Mental Stress could be the result of being subjected to workplace harassment or bullying.

Who would be entitled to supporters for work-related Chronic Mental Stress under the proposed policy?

Three conditions need to be met for a person to be entitled to support:

  • an appropriate regulated health professional,such as a family physician, provides a diagnosis based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual or Mental Disorders (DSM)
  • th person has experienced a substantial work+related stressor(s), like workplace bullying or harassment, and
  • the work-related stressor(s) must have caused or significantly contributed to the chronic Mental Stress.

What’s the difference between work-related Chronic Mental Stress and traumatic Mental Stress?

Work-related traumatic mental stress involves events that are generally accepted as traumatic, such as a criminal act or a horrific accident. In most cases a traumatic event will be sudden and unexpected.

Fo example, being held up at gunpoint at work (such as a gas station or store) could be the cause of work-related traumatic mental stress.

When is chronic mental stress or traumatic mental stress excluded from entitlement under the legislation?

An employer’s decisions or actions that are part of the managerial function would not b considered causes of traumatic or chronic mental stress.

For example:

  • terminations
  • demotions
  • transfers
  • discipline
  • changes in working hours, or
  • changes in productivity expectations

When will the proposed policy take effect?

The policy came into effect on January 1, 2018. This is consistent with the coming into force date of th legislation (Bill 127) which is posted on the website of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

When will people with chronic mental stress be eligible for benefits under the legislation?

People who first seek medical attention or are diagnosed (referred to as the “accident date”) with a work-related chronic mental stress disorder on or after January, 2018 May be entitled to benefits under the new legislation.

Alert: There is a short window to apply for retroactive coverage if a person was diagnosed with work related Chronic Mental Stress on or after April 29, 2014 and prior to January 1, 2018. Those claims must be submitted to WSIB prior to July 1, 2018.

How do I file a claim?

Talk to your local union steward or staff rep to help assess f you have a claim and how to file your application.