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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]