CUPE Petition Competition deadline this week

The CUPE Ontario Petition Competition is ending this week. While the Ford Conservatives have been enjoying an extended summer break, CUPE members have been working hard to get signatures on our Communities, Not Cuts petition to stop the cuts to public services and the attack on the workers who provide them.

The deadline to submit petitions is this Friday, October 18. For each sheet of petition signatures you fill out, you will get one entry into a draw for a $500 gift card through W.E. Travel.

The petition and all necessary instructions for submitting them are available here. Questions? Send a message to kdavenport@cupe.on.ca

When the government returns on the week of October 28th, we will present our petition to the Ontario Legislature. The more signatures we collect, the more impactful this presentation will be.

 

Congratulations to CUPE Ontario’s School Council Council of Unions (OSBCU) for negotiating an attempt collective agreement.

For a week, 55,000 CUPE education workers have been taking action to secure a fair agreement that ensures services for students and workers with respect.

They have been holding firm, demanding an end to the Ford Conservatives’ cuts to education and attacks on workers.

CUPE Ontario members, other education workers, union allies, students and parents, their job action has made a difference for our entire province.

CUPE’s OSBCU, under the leadership of President Laura Walton, and all CUPE Ontario education locals, have been exposed to the attacks on low-waged workers and profiled the vital role of CUPE education workers in our schools.

And they have moved back against the Ford Conservatives’ agenda of cuts.

All of us in CUPE Ontario have been proud to support their efforts, organizing acts of solidarity, across the province. Their efforts show resistance works!

Thank you CUPE’s 55,000 education workers for rising up against cuts to education. You have been inspired to respect and protect yourself.

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Congratulations to the CUPE Council of Ontario School Boards (CSCSO) for negotiating an interim collective agreement.

For a week, 55,000 CUPE education workers lobbied for a fair deal that services students and treats workers with respect. They remained inflexible, demanding an end to cuts made by Doug Ford’s Conservatives and attacks on workers.

To show their solidarity with fellow CUPE Ontario members, other education workers and union allies, students and parents, their lobbying has made a difference for our entire province.

CUPE’s SCCSO, under the leadership of President Laura Walton, and CUPE Ontario’s education sector locals exposed attacks on low-income workers and spoke of the critical role of workers in the labor market. CUPE education in our schools. They fought against Doug Ford’s Conservative cuts program.

All of us at CUPE Ontario have been proud to support their efforts by organizing acts of solidarity across the province. Their efforts show that resistance works! Thanks to 55,000 CUPE education workers for insurgency against cuts to education. You have all inspired us with your determination to protect services and to ensure that workers are treated with respect.

 

CUPE education workers begin job action

55,000 members of CUPE in Ontario working in schools and board offices across the province began legal job action to secure public education services.

Your fellow CUPE members are the backbone of our schools. They have been on the front line, fighting the Ford Conservatives’ cuts to education which have resulted in lost services for students and lost jobs in our communities.

CUPE education workers’ job action begins with work-to-rule. Our members are prepared to escalate if a fair collective agreement that protects services and jobs cannot be negotiated.

We offer our solidarity, not only as their fellow CUPE members, but as parents, students and community members who are opposed to the Ford Conservatives’ cuts to education. And we can take action to show that opposition to cuts and our solidarity with education workers.

Join student, parents, and education workers organizing walk-ins at school across Ontario on the morning of October 10th.

Find more information here about walk-ins already planned in your communities and a tool-kit to organize a walk-in at your local school if one is not already planned.

Send a message to the Premier and Education Minister to say you support CUPE education workers and their job action against the cuts.

Post on social media, wear purple on Wednesdays to show support for #powerofpubliceducation, or just express solidarity, in person, to your child’s education workers. The support of other CUPE members in Ontario is both appreciated and crucial.

Read CUPE Ontario’s Full Statement on Education Workers’ Job Action here

Check out the OSBCU’s Website here.

Save the date: CUPE 3907 Health Benefits Seminar (Wed, 12:00- 1:00, Sep, 25th, OISE 8-104)

Hello CUPE 3907 members,

I hope this finds you very well. Thanks all of you for engaging in our CUPE 3907 meeting and events!

This is a notice of our CUPE 3907 Health Benefits Seminar scheduled for Sep 25 from 12 noon to 1 pm this Wednesday at our CUPE 3907 Office OISE ROOM 8-104.

Refreshments will be provided for attendees. Kindly send an email to recordingsecretary@cupe3907.ca to RSVP so that we can accommodate attendees accordingly.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to join us and meet other GA friends in the CUPE 3907 community!

Save the date: CUPE 3907 First General Member Meeting (Wed, 12:00- 1:30, Sep, 18th, OISE 2-289)

Hello CUPE 3907 members,

We hope this finds you very well at the beginning of this new semester.

This is a notice of our First General Member Meeting scheduled for Sep 18 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm next week at OISE ROOM 2-289.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for attendees. Kindly send an email to recordingsecretary@cupe3907.ca to RSVP so that we can accommodate attendees accordingly.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to join us and meet other GA friends in the CUPE 3907 community!

Communities, Not Cuts

The Ford Conservatives have launched an all-out attack on our public services and the workers who provide them. Every community, every type of work we do, every service we rely on in our communities is threatened.

Today we launch our campaign to fight back—Communities, Not Cuts! Visit www.communitiesnotcuts.ca to send the Ford Conservatives and your MPP a message.