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Durham Care Mongers fighting coronavirus pandemic with kindness

Amid the stories of people hoarding toilet paper and others trying to sell hand sanitizer at 400 per cent markups online to take advantage of a global pandemic comes a genuinely good-news local story.

City-owned daycares avoid the axe

Recommendation to close two daycares and two after-school programs rejected; council agrees to funding through 2020, but it will increase the property tax hike another 0.13%.

Holiday-themed rally against provincial cuts planned for Thursday in Whitby

A festive group of activists will be showing their support for public services in Whitby.

CUPE Local 1339 members rally

CUPE Local 1339 members hosted a rally on Saturday in Powassan in support of health care providers.

There’s a huge rally in Toronto over Doug Ford’s cuts

Hundreds of rallyers hit the city streets today to protest a slew of budget cuts sanctioned by Doug Ford.

Protesters Are Marching A Giant Doug Ford Around Queen’s Park Right Now

After a nearly five-month-long hiatus, MPP’s will once again sit in Ontario’s legislative chamber at Queen’s Park.

Protesters welcome Doug Ford back to Queen’s Park

Ontario’s legislature is back in session and returning MPPs were greeted by protesters outside Queen’s Park.

MPPs returning to Queen’s Park greeted by protesters

CUPE and the Ontario Federation of Labour planned a massive “Day of Action” to bring attention to a number of different issues.

Hamilton Unity Fair

October 3rd, 2019 4-6PM   Uniting social services, community groups, and labour to build resilience against provincial and federal program cuts.

CUPE Ontario president speaks in Windsor, challenges cuts to public sector

The president of CUPE Ontario paid Windsor a visit Wednesday to unite union members against widespread provincial cuts to the public sector.

Stopping Child Care Closures in Peterborough

On Monday September 9, Peterborough councillors voted to defer the recommendation to close two municipally owned child care centres and two before-and-after school programs. Click Read More to watch a testimonial video.

CTV News – Union launches ‘aggressive’ campaign against the Ontario government

An Ontario union is launching an “aggressive, multi-year” campaign against the Progressive Conservative government, warning of the effects of future budget cuts on front-line services. Click Read More to read the full article on CTV News – CUPE Ontario campaign calls for reversal of public cuts

Click Read More to watch Fred Hahn speaking about the Communities Not Cuts campaign on CP24

Ontario school board workers could strike by end of September

The union representing the majority of workers in Ontario schools has triggered a move that would allow them to stage a work-to-rule or strike by the end of September. Click Read More to read the full article on the Ottawa Sun

Unions pushing for more rallies and scrapping Bill 124

Michael Hurley believes a rally in front of Vic Fedeli’s office today is the start of many that will be taking place in northern Ontario in the coming months.  Click Read More to read the full article on

CUPE set to rally outside Fedeli’s office

Northern Ontario Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will be rallying outside Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli’s constituency office Thursday at noon in an attempt to persuade the province to withdraw Bill 124. Click Read More to read the full article on the North Bay Nugget

Critiquing government cuts with a downtown Bowmanville party

CLARINGTON — Protesters dressed for a summer party and brought their red Solo cups to the sidewalk in downtown Bowmanville in a Community Tailgate for Public Services. Click Read More to read the full article on

‘Tailgate for public services’ happening outside Durham MPP’s Bowmanville office

The Durham Region Labour Council will be holding a tongue-in-cheek demonstration outside of Durham MPP Lindsey Park’s office in Bowmanville. Labour council president Tiffany Balducci says they’re holding a tailgate party in support of public services because of recent decisions made by the Ford government. Click Read More to the full article on the Durham […]

The Oshawa Express – Labour council protests on cuts target Durham MPP

Not even the supportive honking of horns could drown out the protesters gathered outside of Durham MPP Lindsey Park’s office. Click Read More to view the full article on The Oshawa Express


NDCC says thank you to Barry Conway for supporting us in developing our Community Not Cuts banner. thank you to NDCC Youth Committee for bringing all the locals together on this project.

If you are able, please consider donating to this community initiative: Caremonger Oshawa and Clarington #CommunitiesNotCuts

In this #MemberMonday video filmed last year, @cupelocal79 Personal Support Worker Florence Mwangi talks about how Conservative cuts have to led to burn out and frustration among PSWs and clients alike.


Our members want to focus on care, and they do not want to be distracted from that. We need the government to ensure that this order expires as scheduled. An extension would be very problematic. #CommunitiesNotCuts

No one should be left behind in #COVID19 response. We all need to support migrant and workers priorities right now who are being excluded. Read / Sign:
#Coronavirus #CommunitiesNotCuts

Workers at the City of Toronto, represented by @cupelocal79, are facing a tough round of bargaining with a strike deadline of 12:01am tomorrow.

It’s time for @JohnTory to come to an agreement with Local 79. #communitiesnotcuts #TOpoli

Workers at the City of Toronto, represented by @cupelocal79, are facing a tough round of bargaining with a strike deadline of 12:01am tomorrow.

Send a message to @JohnTory at

#communitiesnotcuts #TOpoli TOpoli

Tomorrow we’re launching our series of #CommunitiesNotCuts town halls in Ajax to tell
@RodPhillips01, MPP & the Conservatives' Finance Minister, we oppose their cuts. Join us:

When: March 12, 7-9 pm
Where: 75 Centennial Rd


#onlab #onpoli #Durham

It was great to accompany @OFLabour Exec VP @FolkDawson to speak to @CUPE905 in Newmarket last night about working together to fight the PC government cuts, defend public services and our communities and the #PowerOfMany campaign. #YorkHealthMatters #CommunitiesNotCuts #Onlab

I was glad to have the opportunity to speak to the steadfast labour activists of @CUPE905 in Newmarket. Together we will defend public services and our communities! #CommunitiesNotCuts #YorkHealthMatters #PowerOfMany

On March 12, join the @CUPEOntario #CommunitiesNotCuts Townhall in Ajax! Please join us for an important conversation on decent work and Bill 124! RSVP Here: #PowerofMany

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