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 [...]