Keep Guelph Services Public

The City of Guelph is reviewing whether to privatize your solid waste collection. Don’t let them make a decision that will hurt the environment, eliminate good jobs, result in sub-standard service and ultimately cost you more!

Studies have shown that private solid waste collection leads to poorer environmental performance, higher rates of customer complaints and rising costs over time. That is why many cities in Canada are bringing back public sol­id waste collection, at great expense, following years of sub-standard privatized service.

Back in House: Why Local Governments are Bringing Services Home explores the recent trend in Canada of cities bringing formerly privatized services back into public hands.

Effective public services are essential for reducing the environmental impact of our cities. Read Create Clean, Green Cities to find out more.

The City of Toronto recently voted against privatizing solid waste collection in the east side of the city. Protecting Scarborough’s Success: How Contracting Out Could Harm Scarborough’s Waste Diversion Performance is a case study on how public solid waste collection is more effective at diverting waste from landfills.

Our cities depend on public services. When our public services become part of a corporation’s bottom line, we all suffer. Protect Public Services We Depend On tells you what you can do to keep your services public.

To help keep Guelph services public please contact your city councillor or contact [email protected] for more information.


COVID-19 Update

241 Members, We understand that many of you may have concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and we are doing our best to address them.  With things changing daily, if not hourly we can assure you we are working with the City of Guelph to try and figure out how our...

March GMM Cancelled

Good afternoon members, CUPE Local 241 values the health and safety of all of our members with extreme importance to everyone’s well being at all times. Amid the recent outbreak the COVID-19 virus CUPE is encouraging all locals to limit gatherings in effort to do...

CUPE Ontario Alert

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Critical call on changes to your OMERS pension - July 11, 6 PM CUPE Ontario now has the details of the changes OMERS is planning to make to the pension plan and they are not good for you or the members of your local. You need to know the details...

MEMO – Take Action to Defend OMERS Pension Benefits

To: CUPE Local Presidents & Secretary Treasurers with Members in the OMERS Pension Plan From: Fred Hahn – President, CUPE Ontario RE: URGENT "Take Action" to Defend OMERS Pension Benefits Date: May 2, 2018 I’m writing to update you on discussions on OMERS Pension...

CUPE Ontario – Pride 2018

CUPE Ontario has a proud tradition of fighting for equality for all members, and as a union we have pioneered many advances in LGBTQ rights. Our union was the first in Canada to use collective bargaining to advance LGBTQ rights. We challenged the definition of...

Union to picket outside City Hall Monday

Picket prior to special council meeting to express concerns over potential privatization of garbage collection. The union that represents Guelph’s outside waste collection employees will be picketing outside Guelph City Hall Monday night. Members of CUPE Local 241 and...