Join union with more than 680,000 members in Canada
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) welcomed paramedics from Oneida Nation of the Thames in London, Ont., into Canada’s largest union, on March 4.
“We are thrilled to have the Oneida paramedics join CUPE’s paramedics,” said Jason Fraser, chair of the CUPE Ambulance Committee of Ontario (CACO). “With the Ford government upending so many important services in the province, a lot of workers are looking for a strong unified voice to advocate for protecting good jobs and strong public services.”
Representatives from CUPE and paramedics from Oneida Nation of the Thames gathered in London to discuss strategy and to welcome the new members into the union, said CUPE.
CUPE is Canada’s largest union with more than 680,000 members across Canada. Through the CUPE Ambulance Committee of Ontario, CUPE represents 5,500 paramedics in 22 municipalities throughout the province.The paramedics from Oneida of the Thames are expected to become a subunit of CUPE, Local 35 which represents municipal workers in the City of St. Thomas, said the union.