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  • Wood Buffalo continues to push for fly-by-night contractors over employees July 9, 2019
    FORT MCMURRAY – As the lockout of Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) employees reaches the two-month mark, bargaining between CUPE 1505 and the housing authority continues at a slow pace. Earlier today, Wood Buffalo Housing issued a news release outlining its perspective on how bargaining has progressed.  CUPE 1505 President Judy Collier was unimpressed. “They did […]
  • Wood Buffalo Housing bans public from “public meeting” June 13, 2019
    FORT MCMURRAY – Last night Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) closed its public meeting and relocated behind closed and locked doors in a transparent attempt to avoid coming face to face with its employees. The corporation locked out employees on May 10th as part of an attempt to replace long time employees with fly-by-night contractors. “The […]
  • CUPE AB Committees send support to workers locked out at Wood Buffalo Housing June 3, 2019
    Members of CUPE AB standing committees want the locked out workers at Wood Buffalo Housing to know they are not alone.  Almost 700,000 CUPE members have their backs!  Keep fighting for good jobs, not fly-by-night contractors.  Stand for Wood Buffalo. The post CUPE AB Committees send support to workers locked out at Wood Buffalo Housing […]
  • Wood Buffalo Housing pays only lip service to talks – CUPE May 31, 2019
    FORT MCMURRAY – The union representing 46 locked out employees of Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) says the employer is still refusing to engage in serious discussion to end the lockout, despite finally agreeing to meet face to face. CUPE 1505 President Judy Collier said her union met with WBH today at the request of the […]
  • Wood Buffalo Housing members take to the radio May 29, 2019
    FORT MCMURRAY – CUPE members locked out by their employer at Wood Buffalo Housing are featured in two new radio ads that went on the air today in the Fort McMurray region. The ads feature a maintenance person, a housekeeper and a groundskeeper, all of whom have effectively lost their jobs to fly-by-night contractors retained […]
  • City needs to save transport for the disabled May 29, 2019
    GRANDE PRAIRIE – News that the Disabled Transportation Society (DTS) will be limited to only essential services as early as Friday and may completely close in June is alarming to the union representing DTS drivers. CUPE 787 President Randy Wald said that while he is concerned for his members, the bigger concern is for the […]
  • CUPE response to Onex deal May 13, 2019
    CUPE response to Onex deal CALGARY – The union representing almost 4,000 cabin crew members at WestJet and Encore expressed guarded optimism about the company’s sale to Onex.  However, CUPE 4070 President Chris Rauenbusch expressed some concern about the future of the employee share holder plan. “WestJet is a Canadian business success story, building from […]
  • Radio ads start today for locked out housing employees May 11, 2019
    CUPE pledges further campaign tactics to follow FORT MCMURRAY – Stand for Wood Buffalo. That’s the theme of an advertising campaign launched today by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in support of locked out employees of Wood Buffalo Housing. The 46 employees were locked out by the housing corporation last night. The corporation […]
  • Rally – Locked out Wood Buffalo Housing Employees May 9, 2019
    The post Rally – Locked out Wood Buffalo Housing Employees appeared first on CUPE Alberta.
  • Wood Buffalo Housing pushes staff to the street – Lockout notice served to employees May 6, 2019
    FORT MCMURRAY – Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) served its 49 employees lock out notice today, meaning that as of Friday at 4:30 pm, employees will be forced to hit the picket lines. CUPE Local 1505 President Judy Collier said her members do not want to stop serving residents and the community, but the WBH is […]