Ottawa CUPE District Council Weeklong Spring School

<p><strong>IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR WEEKLONG SCHOOL 2015:</strong></p>
<p>Class sizes are limited, therefore registration is on a first come, first served basis. Please note: In order to be fair to all members, registration fee must follow online registration promptly, in order to maintain your spot.</p>
<p>Course payment may be done by cheque and payable to the Ottawa CUPE Council and mailed to:<br />
Martine Busque<br />
CUPE Ottawa Area Office<br />
1378 Triole Street</p>

Disability rights: fact sheet on what is the duty to accommodate?

<p>The duty to accommodate is a broad equality concept that applies to all grounds of discrimination covered under human rights legislation and the <em>Canadian Charter of Rights </em><em>and Freedoms.</em></p>
<p>Every human rights law in Canada protects workers from discrimination at work, including disability-based discrimination. Discrimination could occur any time that a workplace rule, job requirement, policy, or practice results in a barrier for a worker with a disability.</p>

CUPE Ontario calls on all parties to support bill protecting LGBTQ youth

<p><strong>TORONTO</strong> – Ontario’s largest union is calling on all parties in the legislature to support MPP Cheri DiNovo’s newly introduced bill, the Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Act.</p>
<p>“It amazes me that we even need a bill to stop a government from funding a completely discredited and dangerous practice such as so-called 'conversion therapy',” said Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.</p>

CUPE 3902 and University of Toronto reach tentative agreement

<p><strong>TORONTO</strong> – Negotiators for Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3902) have reached a tentative agreement with the University of Toronto.</p>
<p>The tentative agreement would, if accepted by the membership, cover 6,000 graduate and undergraduate teaching staff, members of CUPE 3902, Unit 1, who have been on strike since February 27 in an effort to secure improvements to poverty-level funding and precarious working conditions.</p>

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