The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest union, with 700,000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines and more. We have more than 70 offices across the country, in every province.
Important announcements from CUPE National. Visit CUPE National www.cupe.ca
March 1, 2020
Join the CUPE contingent at the 2020 International Women’s Day rally and march.
Sunday March 8, 2020
OISE Auditorium 252 Bloor St. W.
Rally starts at 11:00am | March starts at 1:00pm
Fair at Ryerson University, 55 Gould St. starting at 2pm
January 27, 2020
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Over the last two years, some members of the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board have attempted to remove the guaranteed indexing of your pension. So far, CUPE Ontario, allies, and plan members have been able to defeat these attempts.
Unfortunately, there is a good chance that this year another attempt to remove your pension’s guaranteed indexing will be made.
Let’s be clear. The OMERS plan is doing well and when you retire you deserve to have a pension that keeps up with inflation.
Please take a moment and send this email to OMERS CEO Michael Rolland and other members of the SC board.
Let them know you want pension indexing preserved.
January 14, 2020
As you are probably aware, late last year the OMERS Sponsors Corporation (SC) Board passed a series of dramatic by-law changes. CUPE Ontario launched a campaign to protect members’ rights and OMERS plan members were able to successfully push back several of the changes. Unfortunately, many others were adopted.
As a result of OMERS’ refusal to formally provide CUPE Ontario and plan members with the actual text of the by-law changes, the only way to do a full analysis of what the OMERS SC Board voted to change was through a side by side reading of the ‘old’ and ‘new’ by-laws. CUPE has now completed that process which is summarized below
Throughout this incredibly frustrating process, CUPE Ontario worked with our allies, our SC Board Representatives and thousands of OMERS plan members to fight for our rights at our pension plan. While there were some important victories, we are deeply disturbed by the changes that were made to OMERS’ governing documents without proper notice, disclosure, or consultation.
As the union representing almost half the active plan members in OMERS, CUPE Ontario knows it is our duty to act as the guardian of not only plan members’ assets and retirement benefits, but their central role in the governance of this plan. We will continue to take whatever steps are necessary to protect CUPE members’ rights and retirement income security in OMERS.
January 14, 2020