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  • CUPE signs agreement to make K-12 schools safe and inclusive for all students May 17, 2019
    The fact that all 60 public school districts have joined the BC Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Educator Network is another victory in the effort to make schools safe and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI), CUPE 15 President Warren Williams said at an event marking the International Day Against Homophobia, […]
  • Urgent Care at Concordia response to community mobilizing: now it’s time to end the chaos in health care May 17, 2019
    It’s time to end the chaos in health care says CUPE 204 President Debbie Boissonneault, in response to the government’s announcement that the Concordia Hospital Emergency Room will be converted to an Urgent Care Centre within the next five weeks. CUPE 204 represents 7,000 health care workers across Winnipeg. “CUPE members and the community fought to […]
  • In the face of dire funding cuts, Ontario paramedics ask: "Will there be an ambulance available when you need one?" May 17, 2019
    In the week since the Ford government announced it is freezing land ambulance grants at 2017-2018 levels, municipalities have been scrambling to sort out the full impact of what could be a cut of $40-50 million province-wide. Ontario paramedics, the bulk of whom are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are questioning […]
  • Massive support for striking union members at Université de Montréal May 17, 2019
    The 18 building systems technicians and stationary engineers at the Université de Montréal received a groundswell of support from delegates to the CUPE-Quebec convention in Quebec City this week. The striking workers, who were in Quebec City yesterday, received a rousing ovation for their determination in standing up to an employer which has resorted to questionable […]
  • A busy year for BC health care presidents May 17, 2019
    After a successful year of bargaining that saw its members achieve solid new collective agreements, increased visibility and new ways to address workload, CUPE BC’s Health Care Presidents Council (HCPC) met on May 15 to review progress so far, identify ongoing challenges in the sector, and solidify its relationship to CUPE BC. At the meeting, […]
  • Government cuts hitting Saskatoon Public Schools again May 16, 2019
    This week, families across Saskatoon learned that the Sask. Party’s refusal to properly fund Saskatchewan’s classrooms is again causing more support workers to be taken out of their children’s schools and thrown out of work. On top of cuts to teacher-librarian and other teaching positions, 16 secretaries in elementary schools across Saskatoon Public Schools are being […]
  • Celebrating Mother’s Day in the Kootenays May 16, 2019
    Members of the CUPE Kootenay District Council could not have asked for better weather or a better location for their Mother’s Day weekend celebration. The temperature climbed to the high twenties as local activists from across the Kootenay region set up tables, tents, information and face painting at Creston Regional Library on May 11. With the […]
  • Merger of Air Canada and Transat: CUPE will hold the new employer accountable May 16, 2019
    The union representing Air Canada’s and Air Transat’s flight attendants will hold the new employer accountable for promises made to employees if a merger agreement is finalized. “Air Canada President and Chief Executive, Calin Rovinescu said that employees of both companies will benefit from increased job security and growth prospects,” said the president of the Air […]
  • Demonstration for public services held in front of the National Assembly May 15, 2019
    Hundreds of people gathered in front of the National Assembly to remind the CAQ government that Quebeckers want to hang on to their public services. “The threat posed by a wave of privatization is very real. Whether it’s the privatization of the SAQ, or the Maisons des aînés (houses for seniors) being operated by the private sector […]
  • Transport Canada must implement now TSB recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency May 15, 2019
    The union representing Air Canada’s flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency. “The recent Aeroflot crash where passengers retrieving their luggage slowed the evacuation of the on-fire aircraft is just another example of the need to strengthen the actual regulation […]