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  • School support staff given no consideration in reopening plans June 11, 2021
    The union representing school support staff at all Regional Centres for Education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial is calling on Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin to listen to the educational support staff who do the actual work of maintaining schools and keeping students safe. “We should be given the same consideration as students when it […]
  • Sign the pledge: I support my library. I support my library workers. June 10, 2021
    Libraries are extremely popular with the Canadian public. However, library workers face many challenges that threaten the quality of services that people have come to expect and rely on.   Libraries benefit the economy. They help break the cycle of poverty by providing free access to the internet, job searching, and skills develop­ment. Libraries also promote […]
  • Interlake School Division school custodians, trades, and mechanics ratify new agreement June 9, 2021
    School custodians, trades, and mechanics represented by CUPE 2972 and the Interlake School Division in Gimli, Manitoba have ratified a new collective agreement. “Custodians, tradespeople, and mechanics have been critical throughout the pandemic in helping keep our schools safe and running,” says Lee McLeod, CUPE Regional Director. “The agreement between CUPE 2972 and Interlake School Division is the […]
  • Bois-des-Filion – The employer isn’t out of the woods yet June 9, 2021
    Did you know that employees in Bois-des-Filion earn on average 30 per cent less than their counterparts in nearby towns of comparable size? CUPE 4492, representing inside and outside workers in Bois-des-Filion, is denouncing this inequity. The town employs approximately 30 members from the local in public works, the town hall, the library, the bowling alley […]
  • Town of Saint-Constant facing lost expertise and higher costs June 9, 2021
    Last week, the Town of Saint-Constant announced to union employees who had been laid off, those still on the job and CUPE 2566 that it was considering contracting out horticulture and asphalting work. “This is totally befuddling. To show our openness and our spirit of cooperation, CUPE filed two submissions with the Town’s administration – one […]
  • CUPE Ontario applauds judge's decision on Ford's election Bill June 8, 2021
    An Ontario Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that the Ford Conservative’s expansion of the Election Finances Act to limit political advertising by unions, advocacy organizations, and concerned citizens is unconstitutional. CUPE Ontario welcomed the ruling, calling it an important victory for freedom of expression and association that bolsters the democratic process in Ontario. “The only way we […]
  • Cuts to staff at Saskatoon community schools devastating to staff and students June 8, 2021
    Saskatoon’s community schools are facing staffing cuts, which will negatively impact some of the city’s most vulnerable, warns CUPE 8443. “Community School Education Assistant III (EA) is a classification specifically designated to work within community schools to bridge the gap between students, their families and the broader community,” said Dene Nicholson, president, CUPE 8443. “By completely eliminating […]
  • Together we must fight Islamophobia and the rise of hatred June 8, 2021
    CUPE offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of the Muslim family who were victims of Islamophobic hate in London, Ontario. On an evening walk in their community, the family was attacked by a man, who used his truck as weapon of hate. This horrific act killed Salman Afzaal, his wife Madiha, their daughter […]
  • Evergreen School Division School Support Staff ratify new agreement June 8, 2021
    School support staff  represented by CUPE 3164 and the Evergreen School Division in Gimli, Maitoba have ratified a new collective agreement. “School support staff have been on the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, helping keep our kids and schools safe, and providing critical support in the classroom,” says Lee McLeod, CUPE Regional Director. “The agreement between […]
  • Final offer turned down at Université de Montréal June 7, 2021
    Tensions continue to rise at Université de Montréal where CUPE 1244, representing approximately 1800 members, is attempting to renew their collective agreement. Last Tuesday, the employer presented a comprehensive and final offer to the union, which held a vote on the offer at a general meeting. The offer was rejected with 177 voting for, 435 against […]