Communities, Not Cuts—Constituency Week

MPPs are in their ridings next week and CUPE members across the province are taking action to make sure they hear our message loud and clear: support communities, not cuts!

Join us at the following events: 

November 13: 4 PM–5:30 PM
Tell Peter Bethlenfalvy We Support Communities, Not Cuts!
Hosted by Durham Region Labour Council and Durham Northumberland CUPE District Council
1550 Kingston Rd, Pickering, Ontario
https://www.facebook.com/events/739834223095193/

November 14: 11am
Niagara Communities Not Cuts Rally
Sam Oosterhoff’s office – 4961 King. St. Beamsville, ON

November 14: 12pm
Health and Safety/Injured Workers Conference—Rally at Doug Ford’s office
823 Albion Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9V 1A3
https://www.facebook.com/events/2874273592583809/

November 15: 11am
CACO Rally at Christine Elliott’s Office in Support of Ambulance Services
Unit 22, 16635 Yonge St.
Newmarket ON L3X 1V6

November 15: 4:30pm
Resistance Rally at Vic Fedeli’s office
Organized by North Bay District Labour Council
165 Main St. E, North Bay, ON P1B 1A9​
https://www.facebook.com/events/961132007567034/

October 28th – Communities, Not Cuts.

Hello CUPE 3907 members,

Here is the updated information from CUPE Ontario Campaigns about Oct 28th- Communities, Not Cuts. : 

The Conservative Government is returning to work after a 5-month hiatus on October 28th. They’ve been gone, but the people of Ontario never left. Help us talk to the community about Communities, Not Cuts.

We will be flyering and getting petitions signed between 7:30-9:00am. Meet in front of Queen’s Park at 7:15am.

We are also part of the OFL’s actions this day, and will have a float circling Queen’s Park between 7:00am and 12:00 pm.  Please hop on if you are able! We will also be marching if this is a more viable option.

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!