Provincial Election

Just because it’s a cliché doesn’t mean this really isn’t the most important provincial election of our time. The first election since COVID-19 is a monumental opportunity for workers and communities to kick the Ford Conservatives out and finally build the Ontario we deserve.

As CUPE Ontario, we are going to do everything in our power to defeat Doug Ford. But it’s not going to happen without each and every one of us working together.

Click here if you are interested in joining the fight!

Join us May 1

May 1, or May Day, is the day that working people celebrate the gains they have won over the years and commit to fighting for a better future for everyone. It’s also just 1 month before the June 2 provincial election.

Join CUPE members, and ten of thousands of workers from across the province as we take action and call for better  public services, higher wages, making the wealthy pay their fair share, strengthening workers’ rights and fighting inequality and the climate emergency.

CUPE Ontario is working closely with other unions and community groups through the Ontario Federation of Labour, to organize actions in cities across the province, as well as a rally right in Doug Ford’s backyard at 2pm at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

Childcare Day of Action

On Thursday, January 20, between 11am-3pm, we invite you to call Premier Ford at (416) 325-1941 and demand that the Ontario government:

  • Reinstate PCR testing and reporting in child care;
  • Increase financial support to child care;
  • Provide adequate and ongoing supply of PPE;
  • Legislate 10 permanent paid sick days; and
  • Sign the $10 a day child care agreement.

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