Election Info for 3 Year Trustee

Don Ferguson

Greetings Sisters and Brothers of 101! My name is Don Ferguson and I am running for the position of 3 year Trustee.I am a member of the custodial staff in the Facilities department and have been with the City since2007 where I started as a casual at the rinks.After two temp seasons at W-12-A landfill, I started my current job at City Hall.
In my time here, I have been an active member in our great union.I have served for about 8 years on our Joint Health and Safety Committee and have attended many conferences to enhance my understanding of my role. I served as a Union Steward and was a Picket Captain during the darker days of our organization. I most recently spearheaded a successful Job Evaluation for my employee group, working with the Evaluation Committee and making our presentation before the Joint Committee. The result was a 2 level increase on the pay scale. I feel confident that all of these actions qualify me to move up in our organization and that the position of 3 year Trustee would be a great place to start. I would kindly ask you for your trust and your vote in the upcoming election for this important position.

Fraternally, Don Ferguson


Tanya Landry

My name is Tanya Landry, and I am running for the position of Union Trustee, a position that I have held for the last three years. We have a lot of work in progress, and I would like the opportunity to see that work through to the end with another term as Trustee. My background with the City has been entirely Financial therefore I have the experience and the knowledge required to complete the trustee reports and get our local caught up. Thank you for your time and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Yours in Solidarity! Tanya Landry


Remembrance Day

In Flanders Field by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The Larks still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with our foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch be yours to hold it high.
if ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though puppies grow
in Flanders fields


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