Pride 25th Anniversary

DATE: Sunday, July 28th, 2019 from 12:30 PM

LOCATION: Queens Avenue

For More Information: please contact PRIDE Chair Mandy McMinn 519 661-4520 Ext 4895


Formation for this year’s parade will take place around the Western Fair District Raceway. All participants are asked to meet at the corner of King Street & Ontario Street, where you will be given additional information about where to assemble your float/group. All personal vehicles will be asked to park at the Western Fair District Market at the corner of Dundas Street & Ontario Street. The parade will begin promptly at 12:30pm, travelling north on Ontario Street to Queens Avenue; West on Queens Avenue to Wellington Street; North on Wellington Street to Wolfe Street; The parade will disperse at Victoria Park.

Tim Hickman Memorial Health and Safety Scholarship

Katelyn Rieger, daughter of Steve Rieger from London Fire, was awarded the 2019 recipient of the Tim Hickman Memorial Health and Safety Scholarship.

This annual $3,000 scholarship for students in an occupational or public health and safety related program was established in 2006 by the City of London and CUPE Locals 101 and 107 as a tribute to employee Tim Hickman who died in service to the community at age 21.

Having recently completed her second year of nursing studies at University of Windsor, Katelyn has already shown initiative and passion to help limit hazards and reduce safety risks for both patients and staff.

The Tim Hickman Memorial Scholarship represents the importance of raising awareness of occupational health and safety. Katelyn’s commitment to health and safety, in her career path, and in educating others, demonstrates how one person can make a difference.


Injured Workers Day Info Picket

Injured Workers Day’ Info Picket On Saturday, June 1st 2019 From 11am Till 1pm At The Northwest Corner Of Victoria Park In London, Ontario To Publicly EXPOSE The Workplace Safety & Insurance Board(WSIB) For Ignoring Doctors, Interfering In Medical Care & Unfairly Denying Injured Workers Claims For Compensation While Also Spreading Public Awareness About The Ontario-Wide Workers Comp is a Right Campaign.

 Link to Facebook event page:

 Kevin Jones(Occupy WSIB)



Telephone Town Hall for Members

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

Code/Pin:                   114235#

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.