Pink Triangle Committee Vacancy

Are you looking to take a more active role with CUPE Ontario? If so, then you should know that nominations are open for members of the CUPE Ontario Pink Triangle Committee. This position is open to members who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ. If this interests you, click here to find out everything you need to know to get nominated. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON MONDAY, APRIL 1 AT 4:00 PM. Read the Nomination Form Read more [...]

OMERS Board Betrays Plan Members, Eliminates Guaranteed Indexing

Dear OMERS Plan members, CUPE Ontario is profoundly disappointed to report to you that the OMERS Sponsor Corporation Board of Directors has voted in favour of eliminating the guaranteed indexing of your pension for service worked after December 31, 2022. The “Shared Risk indexing” proposal passed. This means that for service worked after December 31, 2022, annual indexing for that portion of your OMERS pension could be reduced or even eliminated. It is especially bad for younger workers Read more [...]

Important OMERS Update from CUPE Ontario, Time Sensitive

For the 3rd time in 4 years, OMERS is trying to take away guaranteed indexing, an important benefit that protects our pensions from inflation when we retire. They cynically call their proposal to cut guaranteed indexing “Shared Risk Indexing” but fail to mention it is only workers and retirees, like us, sharing the risk. This proposal, if passed, will actually benefit employers by shifting risk from employers to workers and retirees. Get The Facts – Defend your OMERS Pension With Read more [...]

ACTION Required from L1287 Members

Dear CUPE 1287 members, There are 2 campaigns that CUPE Ontario is asking CUPE members to join in on: 1) Child Care members need our help. The campaign is: Child Care - Keep It Safe - Keep It Sustainable In Niagara Region, our Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE), transitioned doing their job in the Child Care Centres to doing Emergency Child Care for Essential workers. However they were not on the list for Pandemic Pay. Now with the upcoming Child Care Centres being re-opened Read more [...]

Message from President #3 re: COVID-19

Dear Members of CUPE 1287, Across our membership and various CUPE 1287 Units, we are going through a number of different transitions. Bottom line, our CUPE 1287 members are staying strong for their co-workers, their communities, the public and yes, for our most vulnerable population. THANK YOU!! It can’t be said enough. Some Units are experiencing lay-off. Some front-line Units are/will be receiving hourly premiums due to working directly with the public during this pandemic, while Read more [...]

Important OMERS Update

To Local leaders in OMERS, Thank you for all you are doing to keep our province safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you will find a copy of a letter CUPE Ontario sent to OMERS yesterday. During this time, CUPE Ontario believes the last thing our members and leaders should have to be focus on is a threat to their pensions. We’ve communicated as much to OMERS, asking that the June vote on a proposal to get rid of 100% inflation indexing be postponed. We will update you Read more [...]

Message from President #2, re: COVID-19

Dear Members of CUPE 1287, I know that we are all working hard and being asked to do things that we never thought we would be asked to do. It can’t be said enough, Thank you.  The work that you all continue to do is not going unnoticed.  Our clients and the communities that we live in need the supports that we, as members of CUPE 1287 provide every day in our jobs.  Each and every one of us is stressed, worried, frustrated…and the uncertainty goes on. There have been individual emails Read more [...]

Message from President #1, re: COVID-19

Dear Members of CUPE 1287, “These are unprecedented times.”  We will continue to hear this in the media, at work, from  our various levels of government and yes from our Union. With that out of the way, let’s get down to the heart of your president’s message. I want to acknowledge the concerns that our members have been bringing to the union office as  well as their unions representatives in the various workplaces that CUPE 1287 represents.    I want to assure the members that Read more [...]