“Approximately 75% of our workplace’s lowest pay-scale earners are women. It’s no coincidence—we need to do more to dismantle the systemic issues that perpetuate gender discrimination at work."
Canadian Union of Public Employees
With 570,000 members across Canada, CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
Instead of learning from the failures of Canada’s care system during the pandemic, the Liberals refuse to act on long-term care, pharmacare, and are yet again dangling childcare in an election year.
Ontario is handing over money through electricity subsidies to big business, money that should instead be used to bolster critical public services.
Pine Lodge Treatment Centre was forced to close after 30 years after a fire last December. Although the facility was able to make plans to relocate, the local Mayor and council have delayed approval.
Region of Waterloo paramedics are being denied Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) claims after contracting COVID-19, a move CUPE believes is being enabled by the Ford Government.
Ontario now has $12 billion of unallocated funds and it must be spent immediately to keep Ontarians safe and to ensure a recovery for all, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
The partner of jailed CUPE 4600 member Cihan Erdal says solidarity, and sustained public attention and support, is what will bring him safely home from Turkey.
CUPE stands in solidarity with the Mi'kmaq fishers who are doing nothing more than exercising their constitutionally protected right to earn a moderate livelihood from lobster fishing.
CUPE national president Mark Hancock and national secretary-treasurer Charles Fleury are calling for the release of Cihan Erdal, a queer youth activist, PhD student and member of CUPE.
Nineteen child-care workers at Eagle Ridge Nest Child Care Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta, have joined CUPE after a certification vote held August 20, 2020.