Time to Care!!









Let’s Take Action. Make a care standard for nursing home residents the law.

Since 1992, the complexity of care needs of Ontario’s long-term care residents – the majority of who are 85 years of age or older – has increased significantly. 73 per cent of residents have some form of Alzheimer’s or dementia and most need help with feeding, bathing, toileting and getting out of bed.

Yet Ontario funds long-term care at a lower level than just about any other Canadian province. The result of provincial underfunding is that there isn’t enough staff to provide residents with the care time residents need each day to live with dignity in Ontario nursing homes.

Here’s how you can help make a 4 hour daily care standard the law.
Print out our Time to Care petition and get your family and friends to sign it.  Since this petition is being submitted to the Ontario Legislative Assembly we require that ALL petitions be original copies signed and returned to:  Kerry Davenport, CUPE Ontario, 80 Commerce Valley Drive East, Suite 1, Markham, ON, L3T 0B2.

Source: http://cupe.on.ca/campaigns/time-to-care-long-term-care/


City Unit – Collective Agreement Update


The rate increases, including the lump sum biweekly red circle payment, were applied on the salary pay of June 19, 2015 and on the upcoming wage pay of June 26, 2015.

The retro is scheduled to be paid on the salary pay of July 17 and the wage pay of July 24, 2015.


All changes to the City Collective Agreement language will be effective the date of ratification (June 3, 2015) with the exception of the 2015 wage increases (retroactive to Jan 1, 2015) and the benefit changes (August 9, 2015).

Trustee Election Process Error

A 3 year Trustee position is elected yearly at June General Membership Meeting (GMM).

Nominations for the Trustee position should have taken place at the April GMM.

A notice of posting is going out for Nominations and Elections a 3 year Trustee position for the June GMM.

We apologize and we will put a process in place to ensure this type of error does not happen.

Attention City 5167 Members


We have reached a tentative agreement with the employer.  This meeting is to review the proposed changes to the Collective Agreement.

Date:         Monday, May 25, 2015

Time:         12:00 p.m. (daytime) OR  6:00 p.m. (evening)

Location:  Liuna Station, 360 James Street North

King George Ballroom (lower level around back)

Please note the May General Membership will be postponed to Monday June 1, 2015 at 6pm.

Please note the same information will be presented at both sessions

Ratification VOTE

The Ratification vote is for Members to vote on accepting or rejecting the tentative agreement.

Please bring your identification.

Date:         Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time:         7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Local 5167 Union Office 818 King Street East