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  • 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
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  • 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 […]
  • Encore for CUPE: Application filed with CIRB to represent WestJet regional flight attendants April 15, 2019
    CUPE has filed an application at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to represent flight attendants at WestJet Encore. A majority of WestJet Encore flight attendants have signed cards supporting unionization with CUPE, after citing the need for better schedules and better opportunities for career advancement among their reasons for seeking to unionize. CUPE is thrilled to […]
  • April 28, 2019 – National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job April 9, 2019
      CUPE’S National Health and Safety Committee first proposed the creation of a national Day of Mourning in 1984. That idea came to fruition in 1991 when the federal government passed legislation to establish April 28th as the Day of Mourning. It has grown internationally as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and […]
  • CUPE AB Members – Check out these events in Lethbridge, Calgary & Edmonton April 1-3 March 29, 2019
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  • Long-time City of Calgary foreman elected new president of CUPE Alberta March 21, 2019
    LETHBRIDGE, AB – Delegates at CUPE Alberta’s annual convention elected Rory Gill to be their new provincial president, Thursday, wrapping up the three-day event. “I’m very honoured that members elected me to further the mission of CUPE to protect workers’ rights, promote social justice and better our society,” said Gill, shortly after his acclamation. “My […]
  • CUPE AB Executive Election (2019) March 21, 2019
    The following people were elected to positions with CUPE Alberta: President: Rory Gill (Local 709) Recording Secretary: John Vradenburgh (Local 474) General VP South: Elizabeth Bonk-Richards (Local 4731) Diversity VP: Bukola Abiona (Local 8) Young Worker VP: Tiffany Out (Local 8) Trustee (3 Year): Inderjit Gakhal (Local 1158) Area VP Medicine Hat: Sam Ferrier (Local […]
  • Rachel Notley has had workers’ backs, now workers need to have hers March 21, 2019
    The work of reforming this province to serve every-day working Albertans has just begun, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips told CUPE Alberta convention delegates on Thursday. Phillips warned that the progress Alberta has made over the last four years could easily be undone by a UCP government—which is why it’s crucial we re-elect Premier Rachel Notley to a second […]