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  • Parents in Saanich rally in support of striking CUPE members November 8, 2019
    CUPE 441 members are being joined on the picket line today by parents and their children. The community group “Families Rally to Support CUPE 441” have organized the event on Facebook. They will be holding a rally and walking the picket lines with CUPE members this morning from 9 to 11 am at Brentwood Bay School […]
  • Bill 124 is unconstitutional, unfair and unnecessary – it must and will be challenged November 7, 2019
    Ontario’s provincial government has passed Bill 124, which empowers the Ford Conservatives to override collective bargaining and impose settlements that lock front line workers into wages that cannot keep up with inflation. “This is a regressive bill that for years will prevent the majority of Ontario’s 280,000 CUPE members, as well as tens of thousands of hardworking […]
  • CUPE calls for action to end violence in the Philippines November 7, 2019
    People working to defend trade union and human rights in the Philippines are being targeted for their activism, and CUPE is calling for Canadian government action to help stop the violence and repression. In the latest crackdown on October 31, 57 rights defenders were arrested, and their offices raided. The leaders were targeted because of their […]
  • Traditional funding and operation for Cape Breton hospitals in the public’s best interest: CUPE Nova Scotia November 7, 2019
    “Reversing the decision to construct two new health centres in Cape Breton through public-private partnerships (P3s) was the right one,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. “The traditional model that includes public funding, maintenance and operations is in the best interest of Nova Scotians.” At a panel discussion held in Halifax on Tuesday, the Nova […]
  • CUPE 411 education support workers in Chilliwack reach tentative agreement through mediation November 7, 2019
    CUPE 411, K-12 support workers, reached a tentative agreement with School District 33 in Chilliwack, BC, on November 6. The parties had 18 bargaining sessions as well as two sessions with Mediator Grant McArthur since bargaining began in April.  “We are pleased that mediation helped us reach an agreement, so we are able to meet the […]
  • Talks break off between CUPE 441 and School District 63 November 6, 2019
    Bargaining broke off late last night after three days of the latest round of negotiations between CUPE 441 and School District 63. “I am disappointed that we did not reach an agreement that the bargaining committee felt they could recommend to members,” said CUPE 441 President Dean Coates. “Our efforts to be creative and move toward […]
  • CUPE 3906 requests 'No Board' report after hours of fruitless bargaining with McMaster University November 6, 2019
    Following a fruitless day of negotiations, the union representing 2,900 teaching assistants, research assistants, demonstrators, tutors and markers at McMaster University announced late last night they would be seeking a ‘No Board’ report from the Provincial Ministry of Labour. The decision by Unit 1, Local 3906 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3906-1) means […]
  • Laval blue-collar workers demonstrate at city council over the privatization of snow removal November 6, 2019
    A large delegation, including hundreds of representatives of the Syndicat des cols bleus de Laval (CUPE 4545) and many of their colleagues from the municipal sector and CUPE-Québec, showed up at Laval City Council to question elected officials about the privatization of a portion of snow removal service in Laval. This decision was made in spite […]
  • Hockey Day in Chilliwack: Chiefs team up with Local 458 for hat trick of victories November 5, 2019
    The Junior A home team lost the game but CUPE Local 458 scored a hat trick Sunday when it hosted its first Hockey Day in Chilliwack. “It was a win, win, win because we succeeded in engaging with our members, the broader community and the children from the elementary school our local has adopted,” said Darlene […]
  • Kingston Child Care Workers Locked Out by Something Special Children’s Centre November 4, 2019
    Members of CUPE 3625, who work as Early Childhood Educators at Something Special Children’s Centre, have been locked out of their workplace since Friday November 1 at 5:30 p.m.   The decision was made by Something Special after they rejected the union’s latest offer on Thursday afternoon. “It’s really unfortunate for the parents and children that it has […]