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Harper cuts $8.2 billion for Ontario health care to spend a possible $100 billion on warships, announces tax cuts

Nov 26, 2013 03:05 PM In a stark example of policy choices that do not benefit Ontarians, recently the federal Conservative’s said they could spend in excess of $100 billion on two warships and will again cut corporate taxes, while standing firm on removing $8.2 billion in health care funding for Ontarians by 2023.

Belleville Children’s Mental Health Services’ workers hold ‘Stop the Cuts’ rally to protest continuous service cuts – Wednesday, November 27

Nov 26, 2013 11:39 AM In response to continuous service cuts due to mounting deficits at Children’s Mental Health Services, the agency’s front line workers will hold a ‘Stop the Cuts’ rally on Wednesday, November 27, to highlight the impact of these service cuts that hurt children and families in Belleville, as well as Hastings and Prince Edward counties, said the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 60 social workers who provide community services for children with mental health issues.

Abandoning families in need no solution to provincial funding shortfall, CUPE 2316 tells Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

Nov 21, 2013 02:29 PM The union representing hundreds of Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Toronto workers is warning that at-risk families need to be supported, not abandoned.

Blue ribbons on National Child Day remind MPPs of Ontario children and youth at risk from service cutbacks

Nov 20, 2013 01:33 PM Women and men working in child care, child protection and family services and community agencies, will gather at Queen’s Park to offer blue ribbons to MPPs on National Child Day (November 20).

Vital services to newcomers at risk unless COSTI Immigrant Services get serious about treating workers fairly, warns CUPE 2221-1 President

Nov 19, 2013 08:58 AM Vital services for immigrants and new Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are unnecessarily being put at risk by COSTI Immigrant Services' refusal to treat Language Instruction to Newcomers to Canada (LINC) instructors fairly, the President of Local 2221-1 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2221-1) warned today.

CUPE leaders to join striking Bonfield municipal workers Saturday for solidarity picket at Bonfield landfill

Nov 15, 2013 01:36 PM CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Henri Giroux, President of the North Bay and District CUPE Council, will be joined by CUPE leaders from across Ontario for a solidarity picket at the Bonfield Municipal Landfill on Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Municipal workers in Schreiber face strike or lockout deadline of December 4th after management continues to demand contract rollbacks

Nov 14, 2013 03:52 PM Local 87 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 13 municipal workers in the Town of Schreiber, Ontario, hopes upcoming mediation talks will assist the union and town management negotiate a fair collective agreement, but the union feels the threat of a strike or lockout is serious after Town management continued to demand cutbacks in recent conciliation talks.

As 'cash machine' Canadian Standards Association puts profits before pensions, CUPE 967 serves Monday strike notice

Nov 13, 2013 09:44 AM After refusing to accept substandard pensions for future generations, laboratory professionals and clerical staff at the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) will be on legal strike at 12:01 a.m., Monday, November 18.

Ontario government’s P3 plans a mistake

Nov 7, 2013 03:19 PM Ontario needs strong, stable infrastructure, but today’s announcement that the government will re-write rules to increase public-private partnerships (P3s) is a mistake, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

Bonfield Mayor rejects CUPE offer to send outstanding issues to arbitration after mediation talks fail to end strike – Mayor to contract out snow removal

Nov 6, 2013 09:54 AM Mediation talks that began last Friday and continued today aimed at ending the Bonfield municipal strike that began August 1st, broke down tonight after Mayor Randall McLaren refused CUPE’s offer to send outstanding issues to arbitration by a neutral third party, a move that would have allowed municipal services to be restored quickly.

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