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May 24, 2019, 15:31 ET Media Advisory - On May 25, Toronto education workers gear up to help save cherished language and heritage programs from Ford government's cuts

TORONTO, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ford government's education cuts are threatening some of the most highly regarded programs for students from multicultural and Black communities and Toronto...


May 24, 2019, 15:31 ET CUPE files to represent flight attendants at Swoop

OTTAWA, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) continues to reinforce its reputation as Canada's flight attendant union, as the union today filed to represent 170 flight...


May 22, 2019, 15:01 ET Toronto education workers call on TDSB trustees to protect services for students from Ford government's cuts

TORONTO, May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - As the expected impacts of Toronto District School Board's (TDSB's) proposed 2019-20 operating budget become devastatingly clear, education workers are urging the school ...


May 21, 2019, 16:11 ET New Poll Shows PC Strongholds Believe Ford Cuts Are Wrong

TORONTO, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - According to a new poll released today, the vast majority of Ontario residents from every region of the province agree that the devastating cuts we've seen from the Ford ...


May 21, 2019, 14:24 ET Media Advisory - Parents, educators and municipal leaders team up for Day of Action against Ford's child care cuts!

TORONTO, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Parents, educators and municipal leaders will be petitioning against Ford's child care cuts at child care centres across the province, including in Premier Ford's riding ...


May 17, 2019, 15:13 ET Media Advisory - Campaign celebrates National PSW Day with free giveaways and important information for Kingston area home care workers

KINGSTON, ON, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - To celebrate National Personal Support Worker Day, Kingston's Homecareworkers.ca campaign will be distributing gift bags to PSWs at City Park from 10:00 a.m. to...


May 17, 2019, 10:00 ET In the face of dire funding cuts, Ontario paramedics ask: "Will there be an ambulance available when you need one?"

TORONTO, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - In the week since the Ford government announced it is freezing land ambulance grants at 2017-2018 levels, municipalities have been scrambling to sort out the full impact ...


May 17, 2019, 08:30 ET Media Advisory - CUPE National President to visit Wood Buffalo Picket line

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will visit the Wood Buffalo picket line today. Mark Hancock, President of the 680,000 member...


May 16, 2019, 13:49 ET Merger of Air Canada and Transat: CUPE will hold the new employer accountable

OTTAWA, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The union representing Air Canada's and Air Transat's flight attendants will hold the new employer accountable for promises made to employees if a merger agreement is...


May 16, 2019, 11:37 ET Media Advisory - CUPE National President to visit Wood Buffalo Picket line

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees will visit the Wood Buffalo picket line on Friday. Mark Hancock, President of the 680,000...


May 15, 2019, 14:40 ET Transport Canada must implement now TSB recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency

TORONTO, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving...


May 13, 2019, 14:39 ET CUPE response to Onex deal

CALGARY, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The union representing almost 4,000 cabin crew members at WestJet and Encore expressed guarded optimism about the company's sale to Onex. However, CUPE 4070 President...


May 11, 2019, 11:00 ET Radio ads start today for locked out housing employees

CUPE pledges further campaign tactics to follow FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Stand for Wood Buffalo. That's the theme of an advertising campaign launched today by the Canadian Union of...


May 10, 2019, 11:00 ET Media Advisory - Locked out Wood Buffalo Housing employees to rally today

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE members locked out by Wood Buffalo Housing will rally today with supporters to draw attention to the issues raised by the labour dispute. "Replacing...


May 09, 2019, 15:04 ET Media Advisory - Locked out Wood Buffalo Housing employees to rally tomorrow

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE members locked out by Wood Buffalo Housing will rally tomorrow with supporters to draw attention to the issues raised by the labour dispute. CUPE Local...


May 08, 2019, 14:41 ET Media Advisory - Over 500 donated purses to be filled with toiletries by front-line City, TCHC and Bridgepoint workers

TORONTO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Front-line workers from the City of Toronto, Toronto Community Housing and Bridgepoint Health have collected more than 500 purses through a donation drive held by their...


May 07, 2019, 09:58 ET Moms and educators speak out against child care funding cuts at Queen's Park

TORONTO, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ - More than 50 moms and Early Childhood Educators are at Queen's Park today to speak out against the Ford government's cuts to child care funding. With 46 out of 47...


May 06, 2019, 17:07 ET Wood Buffalo Housing pushes staff to the street

Lockout notice served to employees FORT MCMURRAY, AB, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) served its 49 employees lock out notice today, meaning that as of Friday at 4:30 pm, employees...


May 03, 2019, 16:46 ET CUPE cleared for takeoff to represent WestJet Encore flight attendants

OTTAWA, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has been certified by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to represent approximately 600 flight attendants at...


May 03, 2019, 12:41 ET Media Advisory - P3 deals and the right to know how our money is spent - public town hall May 6

CORNER BROOK, NL, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - A public town hall meeting will be held on Monday, May 6, at the Greenwood Inn & Suites in Corner Brook. The topic of discussion will be the Ball Government's...


May 03, 2019, 09:00 ET Goal is to preserve and enhance services for students, say education workers heading into bargaining

TORONTO, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - As school boards across Ontario suffer deep and destructive cuts at the hands of the provincial government, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing...


May 03, 2019, 07:31 ET Doug Ford's fixation on Toronto politics will result in transit bedlam for the city

TORONTO, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario government's Getting Ontario Moving Act, which gives the province ownership over future transit expansion in Toronto, is an irresponsible move that won't...


May 02, 2019, 11:26 ET Dozens of St. Mike's hospital clerical staff laid off with 2 weeks' notice

CUPE asks Premier Ford for an explanation and a solution TORONTO, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Dozens of clerical staff at St. Mike's, St. Joseph's and Providence – Toronto's most recent hospitals to undergo...


May 01, 2019, 15:46 ET Media Advisory - Premier Ford said no one would lose their job; tell that to dozens of St. Mike's clerical staff who just did

TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Despite Premier Doug Ford's repeated promise that, under his government, no public sector workers would lose their jobs, dozens of clerical staff at Toronto's St....


May 01, 2019, 15:41 ET Ford government putting students at risk with $3 million in cuts to Lakehead and Thunder Bay school boards: CUPE

THUNDER BAY, ON, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Last Friday's announcement of the government's cuts to education funding has left some education workers at Lakehead District School Board (LDSB) fearing the...