Workers Must Be Consulted About Emergency Orders: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO--()--MPPs will return to the legislature today, at 1pm, to extend emergency orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic by another 28 days.

The public sector and its workers, however, have yet again been left out of the discussion. The province has passed these orders without consultation. CUPE Ontario says that the best way to get through this crisis is by listening to those workers, to communicate openly with the unions representing them, and engage in a process to ensure those opinions are heard by all decision-makers charged with navigating us through this crisis. In British Columbia, for example, workers are included in some provincial sectoral working groups and have direct lines to all ministries.

The current emergency orders have also overridden public sector collective agreements which provide mechanisms for workers to raise issues, including ones concerning the delivery and accessibility of the critical services Ontarians rely on.

WHO:

President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn

 

 

WHAT:

Responding to the extension of emergency provisions.

 

 

WHEN:

April 14, 10am – 5pm

 

 

WHERE:

Via telephone or Skype. Call 647-220-9739 to be connected.

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Contacts

For more information:
Daniel Tseghay
CUPE Communications
dtseghay@cupe.ca | 647-220-9739

Contacts

For more information:
Daniel Tseghay
CUPE Communications
dtseghay@cupe.ca | 647-220-9739