Employer Vaccine Policy Town Hall

Join CUPE leaders, experts, and staff for a Zoom town hall about employer vaccine policies at 6:30pm this Monday, September 13th. We will be joined by CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, CUPE National Health and Safety Representative Paul Sylvestre, infectious disease expert Dr. Tara Moriarty, and Goldblatt Partners lawyer Daniel Sheppard. The townhall is open to all CUPE Ontario members and will provide opportunities to ask questions. Please Read more [...]

Celebrating Pride – A CUPE Webinar

Join us on June 9 at 6:30pm for a special pride month webinar where panelists will discuss the history of pride, the meaning of the Pink Triangle symbol, and the work of the CUPE Ontario Pink Triangle Committee. Guests: Fred Hahn – a former Pink Triangle Committee member and the first out gay President of CUPE Ontario Susan Gapka – the first out trans member on CUPE Ontario’s Executive Board Yasmeen Persad – the trans program coordinator for TPOC (trans people of colour project) @ Read more [...]

Referendum Results

The referendum ballot process is complete and the results are that the Niagara Region Unit will be staying with CUPE Local 1287.


Niagara Region Unit   Accept 109   Reject 239
Non-Regional Units   Accept 11   Reject 102

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 [...]