Women’s Committee Open Zoom Meeting

Calling all CUPE women!
Join the Women’s Committee meeting at an open, virtual meeting on Oct. 28 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm EST.
Register here:  https://cupe.on.ca/oct28womenscommittee

Join CUPE Ontario Women’s Committee in an open virtual meeting to connect with the committee members, CUPE sectors and two of our women leaders. We will hear from different sector representatives about the equity work that is taking place in their sectors.

Municipal Employer Vaccine Policies Town Hall

Join CUPE leaders, experts, and staff for a Zoom town hall about employer vaccine policies at 6:30pm this Monday, September 13th. 

We will be joined by CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, CUPE National Health and Safety Representative Paul Sylvestre, infectious disease expert Dr. Tara Moriarty, and Goldblatt Partners lawyer Daniel Sheppard. The townhall is open to all CUPE Ontario members and will provide opportunities to ask questions. Please note we will be offering simultaneous French interpretation.

Click here to register

36 Reasons to Thank a Union

Did you know that labour unions made the following 36 things possible?

1. Weekends without work
2. All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks
3. Paid vacation
4. Family & medical leave
5. Sick leave
6. Social security
7. Minimum wage
8. Prohibiting employer discrimination
9. 8-hour work day
10. Overtime pay
11. Child labour laws
12. Occupational Safety & Health
13. 40-hour work week
14. Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp)
15. Unemployment insurance
16. Pensions
17. Workplace safety standards and regulations
18. Employer health care insurance
19. Collective bargaining rights for employees
20. Wrongful termination laws
21. Legislation against age discrimination
22. Whistle blower protection laws
23. Legislation prohibiting employers from using a lie detector test on an employee
24. Veteran’s employment and training services
25. Compensation increases and evaluations (i.e. raises)
26. Sexual harassment laws
27. Disabilities legislation
28. Holiday pay
29. Employer dental, life, and vision insurance
30. Privacy rights
31. Pregnancy and parental leave
32. Military leave
33. The right to strike
34. Public education for children
35. Equal pay – requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work
36. Laws ending sweatshops