Convention is CUPE Ontario’s highest, democratic decision-making body. More than 1000 members from across the province come together to elect our leadership, debate resolutions and vote on an action plan for the year ahead.
This year’s Convention theme is “Privatization: Paving the Way to Poverty.” Privatization is at the root of deep cuts to public services in every sector across the province. As bankers push “alternative financing,” “public-private partnerships,” “contracting out” and “asset recycling,” the public is losing services and billions of dollars to the hands of profitable corporations. Today, under the Ontario Liberals, we are seeing the biggest wealth transfer in history from the public hands of the many to the private hands of the few.
Together, CUPE members will create a strong plan to resist the privatization agenda and instead build the better Ontario we all deserve.
CUPE is Ontario’s community union, with more than 250,000 members providing quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.