OPSEU reaches agreement on Public Sector Pensions

On October 23, 2012 the Ontario Public Service Employees Union reached an agreement with the Government of Ontario to maintain joint control of pension plans and ensure their viability over coming years. Read OPSEU news release here :http://www.opseu.org/news/press2012/october-23-2012.htm and CAAT-A bulletin here: http://www.caatpension.on.ca/en/about-us/promoting-your-retirement-security

Post-Secondary Education reform Article in the Toronto Star

Professors and students say higher education reforms a threat to academic freedom. Here is a link to the October 4, 2012 Toronto Star article about college and university teachers and students warning that reforms to higher education being considered by Queen’s Park are a threat to academic freedom. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1266370–professors-and-students-say-higher-education-reforms-a-threat-to-academic-freedom    

Rock for Public Services with Tom Cochtane & Red Rider-Free-Oct.06

Join us for this FREE EVENT with Tom Cochrane & Red Rider visit Scotiabank Place on Oct.6,2012-doors open @ 6:30 p.m. Click on the CUPE Local 503 link below to see event advertisement. Canadian rock legends http://www.tomcochrane.com/>Tom Cochrane & Red Rider will headline this year’s spectacular edition of Rock for Public Services at http://www.scotiabankplace.com/> Scotiabank […]

Ontario restraint bill much more than two-year wage freeze

An article written by Thomas Walkom PHD, Toronto Star national affairs columnist tells us how proposed legislation would give Ontario’s cabinet wartime -style powers over public workers until at least 2018, telling us what we are going to be entitled or not entitled to. Article Highlights: -If approved by legislature, the Protecting Public Service bill […]