How is OMERS Handling Your Money?

CUPE Ontario has released a comprehensive and third party verified report detailing the long-term underperformance of investments at the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan.  Investment returns are a critical part of funding the pensions of front-line workers. We know defined benefit pension plans are the best and most efficient way for workers to make those invest and secure their income in retirement.

Read more and send a letter to OMERS today!

OMERS has been trying to convince plan members that our guaranteed indexing is the problem when it is more likely the failure to properly invest the plan members’ money.
As the largest representative of workers in the plan, CUPE is calling on OMERS to cooperate fully with an independent and transparent review of its investment performance conducted by Sponsors like CUPE and other unions representing plan members. To join us in that request, take part in the Phone Zap Action today: Phone_Zap


Media Release Re: Ontario Budget

The education unions have released their concerns regarding the budget recently announced by the Ontario Conservatives. The Ford government continues to insist that education is imperative for economic recovery, yet is not willing to seriously address the very issues that would ensure a better and safer education system for all.  They need to truly invest in Education!

RELEASE – Joint statement on Ontario budget from unions representing education workers


Violence is Not Part of the Job

Occupational violence is a daily reality for far too many workers in Canada.
It is preventable and should never be seen as just “part of the job”.

It's NOT part of the job poster | Canadian Union of Public Employees

If anyone ever tells you violence is part of your job, contact your union right away.  The most important first step of dealing with workplace violence is accurate reporting of all incidents. No worker should ever be deterred from or made to feel less than by exercising their right to report occupational violence.  In fact, it is the law in Ontario (Occupational Health and Safety Act).
See the link below for the definition and explanation of workplace violence.

Read moreOntario Health and Safety Act – Occupational Violence