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OSBCC Central Bargainning

“We are looking forward to meeting with representatives from the

governmentand trustee associations as soon as possible to start

the negotiations process,”said Terri Preston, chair of CUPE’s

Ontario School Board Coordinating Committee (OSBCC).

Please click both links for more info and the lastest update.

OSBCC Bargainning Update

OSBCC Communications


Secondary School Supervisors of Students Sectional Meeting

Secondary School

Supervisors of Students

Sectional Meeting


Union Office, 209 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 1
 Tuesday September 30, 2014
 5:00 p.m.

1. Regular Business
2. Secondary School Supervisors of Students Bargaining Proposals and Adoption
3. Any other business
4. Angel Foundation 50-50 draw

Office, Clerical and Technical Sectional Meeting

Office, Clerical and Technical

Sectional Meeting


Bishop Marrocco/Merton Secondary School
1515 Bloor Street West
 Wednedsay September 24th, 2014
 Time: 6:00 p.m.



1. Regular Business
2. Office, Clerical and Technical Bargaining Proposals and Adoption
3. Any other business
4. Angel Foundation 50-50 draw

ESL Adult and Nursery Instructors Sectional Meeting

ESL Adult and Nursery Instructors

Sectional Meeting

 Mary Ward LINC and ESL Centre
 44 Kelvinway Drive (Pharmacy/below Finch) Room 106

Monday September 22, 2014
4:30 p.m.


1. Regular Business
2. ESL Adult and Nursery Instructors Bargaining Proposals and Adoption
3. Any other business
4. Angel Foundation 50-50 draw

September SBESS Sectional Meeting

SBESS Sectional Meeting

Catholic Teachers Centre
on 3rd Floor at CEC
80 Sheppard Ave east,
North York, ON M2N 6E8
Tuesday September 16th 2014 at 6:00 PM


1. Regular Business
2. re-do of Election of 8 Stewards (for only those who ran at the last Sectional meeting in June of 2014)
3. SBESS Negotiations Proposals & Adoption
4. Any other business
5. Angel foundation 50/50 draw



OCT Sectional Meeting Notice

Date and Time

Wednesday June 11th 2014 at 6:00 PM

St Timothy Elementary School (Library)

25 Rochelle Cres

Toronto, ON


Regular Business

Steward Elections

Any other business

Angel Foundation 50/50 Draw


SBESS June Sectional Meeting

Date & Location

Tuesday June 10th 2014 at 6:00 PM

The York Quigley Hall, CEC

80 Sheppard Ave East

North York, ON M2N 6E8


Regular Business

Steward Elections

Any other business

Angel Foundation 50/50 Draw


SSSS Sectional Meeting Notice

Date & Location

Wednesday June 4th at 4:30 pm at
CUPE Local 1328 Union Office
209 Sheppard Ave East Suite 1
North York, M2N 3A8
p) 416-512-9493


Regular Business
New Business

  • Steward Election - you must have 3 meetings in the past 12 months to qualify
  • Job Description
  • Benefits
  • Days of Work
  • Hours of Work
  • OMERS Contract with Employer, TCDSB
  • Negotiations
  • Any Other Business

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  • Save Our Health Care town hall in Sault Ste. Marie

    Health care town hall meeting in Sault Ste. Marie

    Protect, Strengthen and Expand Health Care: Why we need a new Health Accord

    When: Thursday, September 18, 06:30 pm – 08:30 pm

    Where: Delta Waterfront Hotel and Conference Centre, 208 St. Mary’s River Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.


    Paul Moist, National President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees

    Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians

    Cathy SyretteExecutive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre

  • More than just another long weekend: CUPE celebrates Labour Day

    For many, Labour Day marks the last weekend of summer. But we must still remember the original purpose when it was made an official holiday in 1894; as a time to reflect on the contributions made by working people through the labour movement to our communities and country.

    While some argue that Canada weathered the global economic crisis better than many other countries, the recovery from this recession has been tepid. In terms of economic growth, the recovery has been weaker than those following recessions in the 1980’s and 1990’s. With growth stuck around two per cent for the past four years many Canadians continue to experience challenges.

    Over 1.3 million Canadians are unemployed, and the unemployment rate for young workers is double that of the rest of the population in most regions of the country at over 13 per cent. One in five jobless workers has been out of work for more than 27 weeks.  None of these key economic indicators have returned anywhere near their pre-recession levels.

    Like other advanced economies, Canada has lost hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs in the past decade.  Most of these jobs were good paying union jobs with pensions and benefits. 

    Labour force development issues abound in our country. The Temporary Foreign Workers program has been exposed as not much more than a wage subsidy for the service sector and fast food industry. This is not what this program was designed for. 

    In terms of worker training, Canadian employers are near the bottom of the pack when compared to other industrialized nations on investment in their own workforces.

    Canadian workers levels of personal debt are at all time highs, because wages have gone up little in real terms for the past 25 years. Canadian corporations, the main benefactors of tax cuts, are sitting on a record amount of cash reserves - over $600 billion today.

    So on this Labour Day, we are calling on all Canadian governments to take real action on making our country a better place to live and recognize that fairness works for all Canadians. We need an immediate expansion of the Canada Pension Plan, so that all workers can retire in dignity.  We call for strong workplace health and safety laws so every worker can come home after every work day, and a national child care program to support all working families.

    And as CUPE members join our brothers and sisters in the labour movement to march in parades and attend picnics across the country, we will reflect on our accomplishments and celebrate on what we’ve done together to make Canada a better place to live for everyone over the past century - pensions, safer and healthier workplaces, raising the bar for wages and benefits for all workers, just to name a few.

    We will not just be celebrating our work, but we’ll also be supporting our communities, as unions have done for generations. We will reflect on our proud history supporting social justice, as Labour Day is a time to remember our role as trade unionists in fighting for equality and fairness.

    This Labour Day, the 120th as an official holiday, we will celebrate all we’ve accomplished, and to commit our support to all workers, whose collective efforts make Canada the great country it is today.

    In solidarity,

    Paul Moist
    National President

    Charles Fleury
    National Secretary-Treasurer 

  • CUPE Manitoba celebrates major victory for assisted community living workers

    Community Living Selkirk employees postpone strike action, province commits funding

    SELKIRK, MBCUPE Local 3085, representing employees at Assisted Community Living Selkirk, has postponed a strike that was due to begin August 8, 2014. In a welcomed move to support Assisted Community Living (ACL) employees in Manitoba, the provincial government announced on August 7 that $6 million in new funding will be earmarked to ensure ACL workers, province-wide, receive fair wages for their important work in supporting Manitobans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    “We are extremely pleased that the government of Manitoba has heard our call to support ACL workers,” said Kelly Moist, president of CUPE Manitoba. “Our members at CUPE Local 3085 worked diligently to raise awareness on the dire need for adequate funding for ACLs in Manitoba.”

    On July 9, CUPE Local 3085 members voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action, and held information pickets in Selkirk on July 15 and 22, as well as a demonstration on July 25 outside the office of Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister of Family Services and Housing, in an effort to support funding for ACL workers.

    “Many ACL workers live below the poverty line, despite being such an integral part of the lives of countless Manitobans who live with disabilities,” said Moist, “ensuring adequate funding for wages for these workers means that ACLs will be able to recruit and retain the dedicated staff they need to provide these important services.”

    Assisted Community Living organizations are non-profit support services that provide residential care to Manitobans living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Services include 24-hour supervision, recreational supports, help with meals, medication, and integration into the community which helps Manitobans with intellectual disabilities live with dignity and respect.

    “Employees at Community Living Selkirk take pride in the work they do,” said Sheree Capar, CUPE National representative. “Because of CUPE Local 3085’s dedication to their work and their willingness to stand up for fairness, we have helped to achieve fair standardized wages for all ACLs across Manitoba.”

    The provincial government announced $6 million in funding to help ensure that ACL workers across the province are compensated fairly for the work they do. This funding was desperately needed to recruit and retain dedicated staff who in-turn are able to provide the type of consistency in care that Manitobans with intellectual and developmental disabilities need on a day-to-day basis.

    “Many ACLs have reached a critical juncture in which retaining staff has become a major issue, and at Community Living Selkirk it became such an issue that staff were prepared to strike in order to bring attention to the dire need for funding,” said Capar. “In fighting for fairness for themselves, employees at Community Living Selkirk have helped achieve fairness for everyone in the Assisted Community Living sector.”

    CUPE Local 3085 represents approximately 100 employees at Community Living Selkirk providing residential support services to Manitobans living with intellectual disabilities. CUPE represents over 600 ACL workers province-wide.

    Click here to read the full Province of Manitoba media release.

  • Health care: public solutions fact sheets

    CUPE calls on the federal government to protect, strengthen and expand Medicare through six measures:

    • Stable and sufficient funding
    • National standards
    • A national healthcare associated infections strategy
    • New and expanded community health centres
    • ​A national continuing care program
    • Pharmacare

    Public health care is sustainable – in fact, it costs less and delivers more. Read our fact sheets to learn more.