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  • CUPE BC Community Health survey to seek member feedback on workload, COVID-19 issues April 16, 2021
    CUPE’s British Columbia Health Care Presidents Council has launched a survey canvassing CUPE members in B.C. Community Health about workload issues and the impacts of COVID-19 on their working lives. The survey will be used to give CUPE a greater understanding of workload concerns for our members in the Community Health Bargaining Association (CBA) and Health […]
  • Canada’s public pension plan must scrap water privatization deal April 16, 2021
    CUPE is demanding Canada’s public pension plan abandon plans to invest in a major water privatization scheme in Brazil. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is taking part in a massive selloff of public infrastructure being led by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro while the country is being ravaged by COVID-19. The affected workers are calling […]
  • A message from the National Officers on the Day of Mourning April 16, 2021
    On April 28, the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job, we remember all the workers we have lost, and we vow to keep fighting for safe and healthy workplaces for everyone. Every year in Canada, around 1,000 workers lose their lives on the job. Their deaths are preventable and should not […]
  • Frontline children’s aid workers in Windsor call for vaccine prioritization April 16, 2021
    Children’s aid society workers in Windsor, whose work requires daily in-person visits to multiple private homes, schools, and other congregated settings, call on Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, to use his authority to authorize vaccine prioritization for frontline workers as has occurred in other regions of the province. […]
  • CUPE calls for more accessible vaccine delivery for Saskatchewan health care workers April 15, 2021
    While CUPE is pleased that the Saskatchewan government has finally decided to prioritize remaining health care workers in the vaccination delivery sequencing, more needs to be done to remove barriers to access. “Accessing the vaccine has been complicated and plagued with administrative delays. Members have to wait to receive a letter from their manager, and then call […]
  • Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC) / Welcome Place provides CUPE two weeks notice of worker lockout April 15, 2021
    In a move that will see Manitoba refugees left without service as of April 27, 2021, MIIC provided two weeks notice of lockout to CUPE 2348 on Monday. A lockout occurs when an employer determines that they are no longer willing to engage in collective bargaining, and instead choose to close their operations and lock out […]
  • Indigenization of Post-Secondary Education April 15, 2021
    CUPE has produced a fact sheet on how Indigenization needs to take place across the post-secondary sector. Indigenization recognizes that post-secondary institutions, workers, and students all have a significant role to play in reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Indigenization of post-secondary education is the practice of acknowledging and redressing the ways in which Indigenous Peoples, their scholarship, […]
  • CUPE urges federal government to rebuild and expand Employment Insurance April 15, 2021
    CUPE is calling on the federal government to expand access to Employment Insurance and increase supports for unemployed and sick workers. For decades, EI has excluded many workers and paid benefits that are too low to survive on. It’s time to rebuild this essential part of Canada’s social safety net. The pandemic showed EI could not […]
  • CUPE lays out priorities for Budget 2021 April 15, 2021
    Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will unveil the Liberal government’s first budget in over two years on Monday, April 19, and CUPE is calling on the federal government to invest in the people and the public services that have been critical to getting Canada through the pandemic. CUPE is also calling on the federal government to […]
  • Decriminalization, overdose response funding critical to addressing opioid crisis: CUPE BC April 14, 2021
    CUPE BC’s Health Care Presidents Council (HCPC) said today that two moves by the British Columbia government to address the opioid crisis are important steps that will help save lives while reducing the stigma around drug use that often prevents people from seeking the help they need. On the fifth anniversary of B.C.’s declaring the overdose […]