CUPE 3906 Supports Hamilton Take Back the Night

Brad WalchukEquity, Events, General, News, Political Action

CUPE 3906, and our semi-autonomous Political Action Committee (PAC), are proud to be involved in the upcoming Take Back the Night event in Hamilton. Take Back the Night, an annual event organised by SACHA — Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) — is a powerful opportunity for all woman-identified individuals to actively build connections, assertively reclaim our right to safety, … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Update from CUPE Ontario

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Political Action

May 14 – May 18 Mobilizing Mondays – Week Seven One section of the Ontario budget bill will wipe out public services as we know them. We must mobilize immediately to get Schedule 28 removed! This section, called the Government Services and Service Providers Act, 2012, opens the door for government to privatize any public service. This would be done … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Info from CUPE Ontario

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Political Action

Mobilizing Mondays – Week Six With about two weeks until the final budget vote, this is one of our last chances to get changes made to protect the vital public services that support our communities. Over the last week, voters in France, Greece and the United Kingdom soundly rejected their governments’ austerity programs. We too can reject the cuts and … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Information from CUPE Ontario

Brad WalchukGeneral, News, Political Action

Mobilizing Mondays – Week Five Last week, the Ontario Liberals swung a deal that allowed the budget to pass a key vote. One important change introduced a new 2% surtax for people making more than $500,000 a year. That’s something almost every Ontarian agreed is an important step in preserving the vital public services on which our communities rely. But … Read More

Weekly Mobilizing Message from Cupe Ontario

Brad WalchukFinance, General, News, Political Action

Whack ‘Em Wednesday – Week Four On Monday, the Ontario Liberals swung a deal that allowed the budget to pass a key vote. Because so much was changing, CUPE Ontario decided to delay our weekly Mobilizing Mondays email until today. As a result, here is Whack ‘Em Wednesday. We need to whack the MPPs with the message that the budget … Read More

International Womens’ Day Events in Hamilton

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

Thursday, March 8th: 11:30 – 12:30 pm, Rally at City Hall, then 12:30 – 2:30 pm, March to YWCA. Entertainment and refreshments. Presented by the International Women’s Day Committee coordinated by SACHA.  Click here for more info. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning (MDCL) room 3024, McMaster University “The BIAS FREE Framework – How to Avoid Biases Deriving from Social … Read More

Rally & March for International Womens’ Day

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

The annual rally and march to commemorate International Womens’ Day will be taking place in Toronto on March 3rd (see details below). This year’s theme will be “Reclaim the City: Good Jobs, Services, Dignity – Together we are Stronger” The rally will take place: Saturday, March 3, 2012 11:00am  OISE (252 Bloor St W)  The rally will be followed by … Read More

Algonquin Resistance to Assimilation: Barriere Lake Speaks in Hamilton

Nancy MacBainEvents, News, Political Action

2:30-4:30pm Monday, March 5, 2012 Wentworth Lounge Join us for light refreshments and a talk by Michel Thusky, a community spokesperson from the Algonquin community of Barriere Lake Come hear about the long-standing resistance of Mitchikanibikok Inik, the Algonquins of Barriere Lake, to forced assimilation and cultural extinction. Michel Thusky, a spokesperson from the Algonquin community, will talk about community identity in the context of his … Read More