CUPE Ontario alleges Liberals have contravened securities laws by eliminating board’s role in Hydro One sale

TORONTO – The Liberal government has sidelined the Hydro One board of directors in advance of the proposed sell-off of this public asset, according to a letter sent to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) on behalf of CUPE Ontario.

The letter charges that the Ontario government’s move contravenes securities laws and the public interest and erases fair representation of consumers, employees and investors during the planned sale.

CUPE 6079 wins Earth Day contest

Congratulations to members of CUPE 6079 of the Hospital Employees Union Division of CUPE for being selected the overall winner of the 2015 Earth Day contest. The top three runners-up are CUPE Locals 301, 556 and 4953. The entries were evaluated by members of the National Environment Committee. CUPE’s Earth Day contest highlights the progressive environmental steps that our members take where they work.

Who was Canada representing at the Financing for Development Conference?

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From July 13-16, heads of state, finance ministers and representatives from development banks met to discuss how the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be financed.

SDGs will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight international development goals established in 2000 and set to expire at the end of 2015.
The intent of the MDGs was to:

Who is Canada Representing at the Financing for Development Conference?

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From July 13-16, heads of state, finance ministers and representatives from development banks met to discuss how the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be financed.

SDGs will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight international development goals established in 2000 and set to expire at the end of 2015.
The intent of the MDGs was to:

Agency’s refusal to play by the rules on workers’ raises threatens government plans to improves services for people with developmental disabilities

OTTAWA – Tamir, an Ottawa community living agency for people with developmental disabilities, is one of a handful of agencies denying its frontline workers thousands of dollars in provincially funded wage increases.

The agency’s refusal to follow the rules laid out by Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services is also undermining government efforts to improve the quality of services for supported individuals, says a spokesperson for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents workers at Tamir.

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