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  • CUPE Nova Scotia to host Anti-Black Racism Panel Discussion July 7, 2020
    CUPE Nova Scotia is proud to be hosting a virtual discussion panel: Anti-Black Racism Within Our Union. Join us on Wednesday, July 8 at 7 PM AST (6 PM EST) on Zoom! The discussion will be moderated by the very talented artist, educator and activist EI Jones. Panelists include:  Calvin Scott, African NS student support worker Yolanda McCLean, CUPE National […]
  • Majority of NB nursing home workers ratify new agreement July 6, 2020
    Today, the majority of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Union (NBCNHU) members approved the tentative agreement reached between their bargaining team and the provincial government. Over the last two weeks, the 51 nursing homes represented by the NBCNHU participated in the ratification process of the tentative agreement that was reached on May 26, 2020. The […]
  • Care aides at Lynn Valley Care Centre join HEU July 6, 2020
    Care aides at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver voted to join the Hospital Employees’ Union in a mail-in ballot overseen by B.C.’s Employment Standards Branch and counted last Friday. HEU is CUPE’s BC health care services division, representing most of CUPE’s health care workers in the province. Lynn Valley Care Centre was the site of […]
  • Imminent pivotal moment in telecommunications for the relaunch of the Canadian economy July 3, 2020
    At a time when the federal government is about to announce the terms and conditions of its $1.7 billion Universal Broadband Fund, CUPE Quebec is calling for rules that will maximize the relaunch of the economy and job creation in Canada. For starters, CUPE salutes the initiative of the government to expand access to high-speed Internet, […]
  • CUPE supports global union meetings to build post-COVID world July 2, 2020
    CUPE is working with trade unions and labour activists from around the world to organize a series of digital meetings that will share information and build solidarity during the time of COVID-19. The global trade union assembly, Pandemic and Beyond: Workers Organizing for a Public Future, is a forum to strategize about issues linked to […]
  • National Secretary-Treasurer's Report - June 2020 July 1, 2020
    Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends: COVID-19 Pandemic Shortly after our last National Executive Board meeting in March 2020, our world was suddenly upended, and we found ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic. Just like most of the rest of the world, CUPE National, our chartered bodies, our workplaces and communities have faced unprecedented challenges. I […]
  • Layoffs at the Société des casinos du Québec: CUPE will honour the collective agreements June 30, 2020
    At a time when it was informing the public that activities at the four casinos in the province would be gradually resuming, the Société des casinos du Québec (SCQ) has announced layoffs of 2,250 employees across the province. CUPE represents close to 50% of the unionized employees in these establishments. “Whether the issue is honouring the […]
  • CUPE Ontario members in Children’s Aid Societies take stand against anti-Black racism June 30, 2020
    Children’s Aid Societies must acknowledge and take action on anti-Black racism in sector, says CUPE Ontario. “Now more than ever, we must use our collective voice to make real change in Children’s Aid Societies across the province,” says Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam, CUPE Ontario Social Services Chair. “As long as employers and powerful elites try to divide […]
  • National President's Report - June 2020 June 30, 2020
    Sisters, Brothers and Friends: It is pretty surreal to try and put into words just how much has changed since my last report to you in March – and just how much work our union has done to address those changes in the last three months. While our National Executive Board was last meeting, in March, the […]
  • National Executive Board Highlights - June 2020 June 30, 2020
    Our National Executive Board (NEB) has been meeting regularly, by teleconference and videoconference, since March 2020, in order to monitor and discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our members and our union. Our regular June meeting was also held by videoconference, from June 16-18, 2020. These are the highlights of their deliberations and decisions. In Memory […]