Fellow Members,


In March, we provided a brief update and a link to a CUPE online petition to remind OMERS that we expect our representatives to vote against any measure which would end guaranteed indexing for our pensions (see the 28 March 2018 post on our website).  OMERS retirement pension payments are currently indexed to rise with the cost of living.


While there is not much new to report, CBC News published an article 2 June 2018 to revive the story, which also captures CUPE’s position on this matter:


Although OMERS has not announced any decisions or reported any changes to our pension, the CBC article does acknowledge that OMERS has been reviewing its benefits since September, and this is still a proposal on the table.


If CUPE Local 101 receives any new information or updates, we will continue to share it in this space.

Cornwall Rally supporting CUPE locals on Strike

A rally is being held Wednesday May 23 in Cornwall to support the CUPE striking workers.

In addition to showing your support at the rally, there is also a link below to sign on a petition to let the Cornwall Mayor and Council know that the CUPE Locals deserve a fair contract.

click here o sign a letter to the mayor and city council urging them to negotiate a fair contract:


On May 17th, the municipal sector workers represented by CUPE Locals 234, 3251-01 and3251 could join them next week.

Join us Wednesday May 23rd at noon at Cornwall City Hall (360 Pitt St.)

to support these workers and encourage the City of Cornwall to negotiator a fair contract.

Meet at the Cornwall Civic Complex (100 Water St. E) at 11:15 am to march to the rally with striking members. Parking is available at the complex.

Participants are encouraged to bring CUPE flags and placards.


Election Tool kit

The provincial Election is fast approaching we want to provide you with the tools you may need to ensure your candidates know how important child care is to you. Share with your family and friends. We know we are closer then we have ever been to a child care system ,Universal child care is possible and your vote in this el3ction can make this happen.

Please find in your package a number of documents to assist:

1. Child Care Matters to Us Window Sign

2. Election Campaign Toolkit

3. Questions for Candidates and Key Messages

4. 3 Big ideas to Transform Child Care

5. Press release for Launch of Universal Child Care is possible

6. Universal Child Care is Possible Quick Facts

7. Universal Child Care is Possible Article

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Special Meeting April 23

A special meeting has been ordered by the Executive to allow members of CUPE 101 a chance to vote on the desire to bargain earlier than the period of ninety (90) days before our Collective Agreement ends on December 31, 2018. Members will have an opportunity to vote on a decision to allow the Bargaining Committee to bargain with the City of London earlier than the scheduled October 1, 2018 date.

Voting will take place:

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Time: Doors open 4:30 pm and meeting begins 5:00 pm

Location: Central Secondary School Auditorium, 509 Waterloo Street (beside City Hall)

In Solidarity

CUPE 101 Executive

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