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  • Newfoundland and Labrador sign child care agreement with Federal government July 30, 2021
    The Federal government has reached an early learning and child care agreement with the government of Newfoundland and Labrador that commits the province to building a publicly funded and managed not-for-profit and public system of early learning and child care, starting in 2022. Newfoundland and Labrador will receive more than $347 million between 2021-22 and 2025-26 […]
  • Toronto community housing workers trigger countdown to legal job action to enhance services for residents July 30, 2021
    Workers at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), represented by CUPE 79, are bargaining to enhance safety, improve quality, and ensure affordability for Torontonians who rely on social housing. The union has requested a “no-board” report from the Ministry of Labour, following TCHC’s targeting of job security, seniority rights, parental/maternity leave, and its refusal to […]
  • “Profit has no place in senior’s care” – CUPE Saskatchewan calls for public delivery of new long-term care beds July 29, 2021
    CUPE 5430, the union representing public health care providers in Regina, Saskatchewan and area, is calling on the provincial government to ensure that all new long-term care beds remain publicly funded and administered. “The provincial government announced 600 new beds in Regina, but has only confirmed that less than half of the beds will remain publicly […]
  • Tip sheet for dealing with Governmental Health and Safety Inspectors July 29, 2021
    Introduction Occupational Health and Safety legislation across Canada is based on the idea that employers and workers are best placed to resolve hazards and dangers at the workplace. This is known as the internal responsibility system. This system works best when employers and workers are able to work together to meet or exceed the minimum […]
  • PEI signs historic child care agreement with Federal government July 28, 2021
    The Federal government has reached an early learning and child care agreement with Prince Edward Island that commits the province to building a publicly funded and managed not-for-profit and public system of early learning and child care. The agreement will cover children under the age of six. The plan is to provide parents $10 a day […]
  • CUPE 391 members ratify tentative agreement with Vancouver Public Library July 26, 2021
    CUPE 391 members who work at Vancouver Public Library (VPL) ratified a three-year agreement with the employer on July 21. The settlement followed a challenging round of bargaining that concluded on July 6. The VPL board and the City of Vancouver have also ratified the new agreement. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that […]
  • New survey shows growing support for overhaul of long-term care: CUPE Ontario July 26, 2021
    A new Angus Reid survey reveals that a clear majority of Canadians support an overhaul of the long-term care system, including supporting more extensive inspections, greater funding to ensure adequate staffing levels, and paying workers better, said CUPE Ontario. “This growing consensus about what we need to ensure that long-term care residents and workers are safe […]
  • Workers at John Howard Society of Durham Region vote to join CUPE July 22, 2021
    Workers at the John Howard Society of Durham Region voted to join CUPE on Thursday. “CUPE supports the right of every worker to have an equal voice at the table. We’re thrilled to welcome such a strong group of new members, who want to work together to improve their workplace and contribute to the future of […]
  • Jailers at Sydney Lock-up launch campaign for wage parity July 22, 2021
    Special constables working as jailers at the Cape Breton Regional Police Lock-up say they have waited long enough for the employer to address wage inequities and are now going public. The eight members of CUPE 933 earn about 25 percent less than the special constables working at the Cape Breton Correctional Centre, and about 35 […]
  • Wage cut and attack on working conditions not the thanks “pandemic heroes” can accept July 22, 2021
    Hamilton and Niagara hospital workers took a visible stand today, rallying outside area hospitals, frustrated with the “lack of respect” they are getting from both their hospital employers and the provincial government in contracts negotiations. Provincial bargaining for nearly 70,000 registered practical nurses, personal support workers, clerical, cleaning, maintenance, dietary and other staff who are members […]