Act today! Post-secondary scholarship contest deadline July 14

Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) is once again offering cash scholarships to graduating high school students heading for post-secondary education this fall. After a two-year hiatus forced by the pandemic, these scholarships and the fundraiser* that supports them are back. As in past years, students entering the 20th edition of the WHSC Student Scholarship Contest are asked to write an essay exploring a current occupational health and safety issue. COVID-19 theme for this year’s essay Read more [...]

2021 Children’s Christmas Event

Over 100 families participated in the CUPE 1287 Christmas Drive-Thru event held on Sunday, December 5th, 2021. Eligible children received cool gifts, fun crafts, and a yummy gingerbread house kit. There was even a surprise visit from Santa. Members of CUPE 1287 Executive and staff were on hand to distribute the items along with smiles and tidings for happy holidays. Members who registered but were unable to attend the event are invited to call the office by December 10th to make arrangements Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]