Reminder: Bylaws Meeting Wednesday July 14, 2021 @ 7 pm via Microsoft Teams.

Calendar invitation was sent to your CUPE email June 30, 2021.
Log in can also be found on the Events Calendar on this website.
We will be online at 6 p.m. to try to assist with any computer issues, as you MUST be logged on to Microsoft Teams with your CUPE email in order to be able to vote.
The online assistance will end at 6:50 pm so we can proceed with the meeting on time at 7:00 pm
You can also send a request for assistance to info@cupe5678.ca or call the CUPE office 1-877-342-2873

Microsoft Office Training

 

As a CUPE 5678 member, you can log in to office.com, use and watch videos for free about Microsoft applications such as:

Outlook, OneDrive, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and SharePoint.

If you would like to know how to use or more on how to use these apps, this is a great way to do that!

Here is the link, all you have to do is log in with your cupe email address and password:

Microsoft 365 Training

Here is help on how to set up your CUPE 5678 email if you haven’t done so already:  https://cupe5678.ca/email-instructions/.

If you require further assistance, email info@cupe5678.ca or call the office at 1-877-342-2873.

By-laws Meeting

Bylaws Meeting Saturday, June 26th, 2021

 

Virtual Team Meeting via teams

Time: 10:00 am

We will be reviewing sections 5, 8, and 13.

Disclaimer: As per CUPE Ontario Virtual procedures, for members to participate fully in online meetings, you must be logged in as a CUPE 5678 member, to chat, vote and see all materials needed for the meeting. This means raising your hands will not be counted as a vote.

 

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 437-703-5236,,696367870#   Canada, Toronto

Phone Conference ID: 696 367 870#

Bylaws Meeting Saturday June 26, 2021

Bylaws Meeting Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Virtual Team Meeting via teams

Time: 10:00

We will be reviewing sections 5, 8, and 13.

Disclaimer: As per CUPE Ontario Virtual procedures, for members to participate fully in online meetings, you must be logged in as a CUPE 5678 member, to chat, vote and see all materials needed for the meeting. This means raising your hands will not be counted as a vote.

 

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 437-703-5236,,696367870#   Canada, Toronto

Phone Conference ID: 696 367 870#

The new Edvantage website is here!

Edvantage, your exclusive member savings program,  has launched its new website and digital experience!

All Edvantage members will need to register for an account to continue accessing their discounts, to receive their digital membership cards, and to invite family members to join the program. 

Have questions?  Check out the Frequently Asked Questions when you visit edvantage.ca or email esupport@edvatage.ca.

 

OMERS Town Hall and Convention Caucus

On Tuesday, May 25 at 6:00pm, CUPE Ontario will hold an OMERS Town Hall and Convention Caucus on Zoom about the province-wide campaign to #FixOMERS. 

This event is also functioning as the CUPE Ontario OMERS Convention Caucus. As is tradition, the caucus is open to all members of CUPE in Ontario who are also members of the OMERS plan—whether they are attending Convention or not.

Yesterday, we released a comprehensive and third-party verified report detailing the long-term underperformance of investments at the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan.

The report revealed OMERS’ underperforming investments, over a ten-year period, compared to other large defined benefit pension plans and funds while also revealing that OMERS has failed to meet its own internal benchmarks over that same period. Click here to learn more and take action.

The town hall will bring OMERS members together to discuss the report and talk about our next steps to save our pension plan.

Click here to RSVP.

In solidarity,

CUPE Ontario

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Day of Mourning

Every year, on April 28, we pause to recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job. The Day of Mourning, created by CUPE members and first observed in 1984, is recognized by workers in communities across Canada and in more than 100 countries worldwide.

No one should die because of their work, yet in Ontario a worker dies almost every day because of workplace hazards and incidents. Worker deaths are tragedies not only for their families, but for the people they work with and for their communities. On this day, we stand in solidarity with workers around the world and share with each other a collective sense of loss.

By remembering those who have been killed or injured, we remember why we must continue to fight for the health and safety of workers. Our union bargains for health and safety rules to prevent such tragedies. We stand up for workers and provide the protection they need to feel secure in reporting incidents and workplace hazards. Through political action, we pursue laws to protect workers and make sure those laws are enforced.

Our Injured Worker and Health & Safety committees are working on new campaigns to raise awareness about workplace hazards, incidents and injuries, and to provide better support to workers who have been injured on the job.

On April 28, we ask all CUPE Ontario members to pause and remember our sisters and brothers who have lost their lives at work since the last Day of Mourning.

Bonnie Robson was a member of Local 1880 at Community Living Algoma. She died on the job while working alone in an overnight position at a group home. Bonnie was a union member for 25 years and a strong supporter of her union. While her tragic passing was not the result of a workplace accident, this member died while at work and we honour Bonnie and her family by remembering her today. Her daughter, Rochella Robson, is president of CUPE Local 1528, and credits her mother for her union involvement.

We must continue our fight to protect workers both here in Ontario and around the world. It is only days since the anniversary of the Bangladesh garment factory disaster that killed hundreds of workers. It is an anniversary that starkly reminds us of the importance of international solidarity and the need for workers around the world to stand up for each other’s health and safety.

On this Day of Mourning, we reaffirm our solidarity and commitment to workplace health and safety and as we mourn the dead, we pledge to continue fighting for the living.