CUPE Connects!

Join us on Tuesday, November 24 at 6:30 pm for CUPE Connects Webisode 6: From Land Acknowledgements to Land Back—Supporting Indigenous Communities.

Read the panelist’s biographies, pose your questions, and register by clicking here.

Across Canada and specifically in Ontario, Indigenous people are under renewed attacks on their land and treaty rights.

Learn from a panel of Indigenous activists and leaders about the steps you and your local can take to support Indigenous communities and move toward reconciliation.

Bill 13 – Time to Care Act


After over a decade of work campaigning for a 4-hour legislated care standard for residents in long-term care, Bill 13, the Time to Care Act, has passed second reading under a Conservative majority government. There have been times along the way when our goal seemed unreachable – but we never gave up hope.

The Bill will now go to committee, then come back to the Ontario Legislature for 3rd reading before it becomes law.

Let’s be clear: Bill 13 passed second reading because of the work of CUPE members like you. Members across the province have met with, called, emailed, and tweeted at MPPs urging them to vote in favour of Bill 13 at second reading. For years, you have taken part in e-actions, written letters, and participated in rallies. You have made it impossible for MPPs from all parties to ignore the crisis in long-term care.

We know we have work to do to ensure that Bill 13 is not stalled at committee, and we need to make sure that it passes third reading. We need to make sure that 4 hours is calculated on hours worked and not hours paid.

But right now we want to celebrate this tremendous win for seniors and long-term care residents in our province. Together, we can make sure that 4 hours of hands-on care becomes law, improving living conditions for Ontario long-term care residents and improving working conditions for our members.

CUPE Connects

CUPE Connects!


Join us on October 20 at 6:30 pm for CUPE Connects Webisode 5: Reimagining the Future—A Just Recovery for All.

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On the front lines across the province, workers continue to risk their lives to keep people safe, and to keep services running for the good of the public. COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic we’re fighting.

From our workplaces, to our homes, workers are under attack. In a time when we need to invest in our public services, we are facing austerity measures from the Ford government and an agenda of privatization that will leave young workers further and further behind. But the path to recovery does not have to be this way.

We know that in order for there to be economic recovery we need to centre our most marginalized communities. We need to eliminate the discriminatory student minimum wage and ensure all workers are making a living wage. We need paid sick days for all to keep workers and our communities safe from the spread of disease. We need a fully funded education system from Kindergarten to Post-Secondary Education. We need more accessible housing to protect our vulnerable populations who are already at some of the highest risk of contracting COVID-19. We need environmental justice, immigration status for all and equity for Black, Indigenous, Racialized people, women and 2SLGBTQ+ people.

#OurFutureReimagined #JustRecoveryForAll





New email system is ready!!

CUPE Local 5678 members – the new email system is ready !!
After numerous complications with our previous web and email provider, we switched to a new system with new providers.
There were many obstacles during this process, hence the long turnaround time.
We are now very happy to provide you with the information you need to set up your CUPE emails.
You will be receiving an email with information to your personal email that was provided when you originally signed up for CUPE emails.
Please email if you have questions or concerns.

We appreciate all of you!

National Custodian's Day is October 2, 2020

Each year on October 2nd we celebrate our custodial, caretaker and maintenance folks. We have always known the importance of these members to keep our schools clean, sanitized, safe and secure. This year, despite understaffing and challenges, they have shown their professionalism in the face of the pandemic. Thank you to all of you for being one of the reasons that #safeschoolsdependoncupe

OLRB Complaint

Good afternoon;

As you may know, the unions that represent Ontario teachers filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board. They argue that the lack of provincial standards for health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic is a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

CUPE has filed to intervene in the proceedings in order to have a greater understanding of the issues that are being raised. As of this morning we have been granted standing. We will be keeping locals apprised of details as we are able.

We continue to advocate for members to contact MPPs and school board trustees to demand that the right investments be made in a safe reopening of schools.

Political action has worked: it has forced the Ministry of Education to put in additional resources, and can continue to work to get the investments we need.