Free Collective Bargaining and the erosion of Public Services is at Stake!
This Tuesday, as part of their misguided wage restraint consultations, a large delegation of CUPE leadership and staff met with representatives of the provincial government. This meeting comes on the heels of the provincial budget, where cuts to services our members provide are rolling out across the province. While this meeting was just the first step in an ongoing process, it is very important that we update members on what we learned, what we told them, and what our strategy is going forward. We strongly encourage you to join us for this important Town Hall Conference Call organized for all Local Executive members and staff. We will be dialing out to numbers we have on record, but here is the call in number for people to call in as well:
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Dial-in number: 1-877-229-8493
President Fred Hahn, Treasurer Candace Rennick, and Regional Director Joe Matasic, will update members on the very strong stand we took regarding the legitimacy of these consultations, including using the governments own numbers to show that Ontario public sector workers are not overpaid. Wages are not the reason we have a deficit and the facts are on our side. Ministry of Labour figures show that Ontario’s public sector wages have not kept pace with inflation over the last ten years, and we are mobilizing to ensure that the facts get heard. We hope you join us this Monday.
Council received a 32% increase in wages this year and it appears that they are considering a 2.3% increase on top of this to match inflation. If this is suitable to do for themselves, why not for our local. If this is the standard, then let’s have this standard for all. Council turned down $15 minimum wage, if you increase your wages again, your being disrespectful to everyone. Do the right thing here, no increase or provide everyone with this same offer to match inflation. https://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1657282
Hi Steve and CUPE 101 members,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Wow – what a whirlwind of a month March was. I finally have time to thank CUPE 101 for your amazing support of the 19th Annual International Woman’s Day Breakfast & Auction through your Bronze Sponsorship! As a result of your generosity we were able to raise a record amount of $ 79.335.00 towards front-line services for abused women and girls age 12 and older at this year’s event.
Best wishes and we hope to work with you again soon,
April 03, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8pm
255 Horton St E
London, ON N6B 1L1