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  • Poverty wages not on the menu at Laurentian U, CUPE 895 tells Compass Group January 23, 2020
    As bargaining resumed today, the President of the Union representing 140 Laurentian University food service workers, members of CUPE 895-05 had a message for the multinational corporation that holds the contract to feed students, faculty, and staff on campus. “It’s time for poverty-level wages to come off the menu at Laurentian,” said CUPE National Representative Michael Brady. “In […]
  • At times of viral global outbreaks like the Coronavirus, Ontario’s hospitals severely disadvantaged January 23, 2020
    Ontario’s overcrowded, understaffed and underfunded hospitals are already challenged under the strain of a growing and aging population and as a result, they are “severely disadvantaged at times of viral global outbreaks, like the Coronavirus now spread to North America from China,” says Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). […]
  • CUPE 363 takes strike vote in Revelstoke January 23, 2020
    CUPE 363 members working for the City of Revelstoke have voted to strike. With no significant progress being made in bargaining a fair collective agreement, members who voted gave an overwhelming majority in favour of taking job action. CUPE 363 President Jesse Adam says workers in Revelstoke are facing an affordability crisis that is threatening their […]
  • Mark Hancock joins labour leaders from across Canada to support Co-op picket line in Regina January 22, 2020
    National President Mark Hancock brought the noise to the Co-op picket line in Regina on behalf of CUPE members all across Canada today. Hancock was joined by labour leaders from across Canada, as well as CUPE Saskatchewan President Tom Graham and Secretary-Treasurer Judy Henley, along with union members and supporters from across the country, in a […]
  • CUPE National Officers express their appreciation for the workers of Newfoundland and Labrador January 21, 2020
    Mark Hancock and Charles Fleury wish to send their solidarity as well as their immense thanks to all CUPE members and workers who continue to provide important services to their communities as the city of St. John’s enters its fifth day in a state of emergency. A massive winter blizzard dropped close to 80 centimetres […]
  • Maple Ridge workers raise alarm over outsourcing at new community centre January 21, 2020
    Workers for the City of Maple Ridge are raising an alarm over plans to hand over the operation of the soon to be opened Albion Community Centre to an outside third-party. The workers, represented by the CUPE 622, say the City’s own policies are being broken in a move that will threaten services offered at […]
  • CUPE supports locked out Regina Co-op refinery workers January 21, 2020
    CUPE was shocked to learn that several members of Unifor, including National President Jerry Dias, were arrested Monday during a peaceful protest outside the Co-op Refinery in Regina. Co-op workers represented by Unifor Local 594 were locked out by their employer six weeks ago for resisting Co-op’s attempts to gut their pensions during bargaining. “All workers […]
  • CUPE Child Care Workers Celebrate Victory in Peterborough January 17, 2020
    The Ford Government was elected in Ontario despite making very few promises. Ontarians seemed willing to wait and see what they would do. But, after a series of high-profile cuts to services threatened his popularity, Ford decided to hide his austerity agenda behind municipal governments. Provincial funding adjustments put city councils in the position of […]
  • Janice Folk-Dawson January 17, 2020
    Janice Folk-Dawson, a long-time CUPE activist, Local Union President and CUPE Ontario Executive Board member, is now sporting a new title—Executive Vice-President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). In addition to serving for nearly two decades as Chair of CUPE Ontario’s University Workers Coordinating Committee, Folk-Dawson has also been the long-serving President of CUPE […]
  • In spite of surprising results, the NFB is a patient on life support January 17, 2020
    Since 1939, the National Film Board (NFB) has been creating award-winning work of world-wide renown. Its numerous artisans have made a significant contribution to promoting the Board and stand out by virtue of their commitment to social issues through their union. In 2019, the federal agency celebrated its 80th anniversary, and can boast that it has […]