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Today, we embrace love’s diversity in celebrating LGBTQI2S+ people, families, and communities. We recognize their resilience in the face of murderous acts of violence perpetrated by Bruce McArthur. We reaffirm our solidarity in their struggle against the oppression of the Ford PC government and wider societal homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. In Nazi Germany, thousands of LGBTQI2S+ people were sent to concentration camps where they were identified by a pink triangle. To commemorate those victims and as a reminder that they are still targets for oppression, members of the LGBTQI2S+ community reclaimed

TORONTO, ON – The Ford government’s reckless changes to the way it supports children with autism put desperately needed services at risk and make it clear to their families that they’re on their own, say representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and CUPE Ontario. They are joined in this assessment by the Ontario Autism Coalition, which has shared its concerns with the union. “The government hasn’t listened to frontline workers and it hasn’t listened to parents of children with autism,” said Laura Walton, an educational assistant (EA) and president of

CUPE EWBT consolidated ppt - FINAL - Jan 28 2019.English CUPE EWBT consolidated ppt - FINAL - Jan 28 2019.French This is confidential information for members only.  Please do not share this information publicly via social media or public websites.  

The entire CUPE family is sending out its thoughts and sympathies for the victims of Friday’s tragic bus crash in Ottawa which took the lives of three people and injured dozens more. In particular, we are thinking of Bruce Thomlinson, Judy Booth, and Anja Van Beek, the three public service workers who were killed in the collision, as well as their families and loved ones. We want to express our gratitude to all those who bravely responded to this tragic event as it unfolded, including paramedics in CUPE Local 503, transit

In Memory The National Executive Board (NEB) observed a minute of silence to reflect upon the loss of members in our CUPE family. Remembered were: Brother Xiaochun Luo, Local 500, workplace fatality; Sister Renuka Amarasinghe, Local 4400; Brother Simon Cudworth, Local 1858; Sister Stacey Laidlaw, Local 873; Brother Ray Arsenault, retired staff; Brother George Wilson, retired staff; Brother Denzil D’Souza, retired staff. Canadian Labour Congress The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has undertaken a review of their constitution. The NEB spent time reviewing the terms of reference, the consultation documents, and the constitution itself. In preparation for CUPE’s submission, the Board asked