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  • Carole Neill, Regional Vice-President, Quebec November 24, 2020
  • Saskatchewan health care workers are approaching breaking point November 23, 2020
    The largest union representing health care workers in Saskatchewan, CUPE Local 5430, says conditions are approaching a breaking point, and is calling on the provincial government to act quickly to avert disaster in the middle of the pandemic. “Cases of COVID are skyrocketing across the province, and infections and exposures among health care workers in particular […]
  • Clear and timely direction needed by Nova Scotia’s school support staff in event of outbreaks November 20, 2020
    CUPE Nova Scotia members are calling on the Minister of Education and the regional centres of education/school boards to work with them to improve communications between workers and their employers, reducing stress and ensuring support staff are able to do their jobs effectively and safely in the event of a school outbreak. “CUPE education members are […]
  • Health measures during the Christmas holiday season: Health and social services employees again left out in the cold November 20, 2020
    The Legault government’s announcement Thursday on health measures to be taken during the Christmas holiday season has caused some distress among employees in the health and social services system, as many of them will be on the job between December 24 and 27, which means they will not be able to see family and friends […]
  • Striking CUPE members at Blaisdale Montessori School reject contract offer November 20, 2020
    Montessori teachers and support staff at Blaisdale Montessori School have voted overwhelming to reject the employer’s latest offer, prolonging the strike for fair wages and a fair contract. “The CUPE Local 5257 members at Blaisdale Montessori School are dedicated, loyal, and highly-skilled Montessori teachers and support staff who deserve to be treated with respect,” says Sara […]
  • Rio Tinto – Tentative agreement ratified by the Electric Energy Workers Union-North November 20, 2020
    At a virtual general meeting last night, 84.7% of the 176 blue-collar and white-collar employees working in the Electric Energy Workers Union-North ratified the tentative agreement that was negotiated recently with multinational Rio Tinto. The collective agreement was set to expire on December 31, 2020. Following an initial series of negotiations in the summer, the parties […]
  • Canada’s flight attendants seeking early COVID-19 immunization November 20, 2020
    Canada’s flight attendants are asking Health Minister Patty Hajdu to consider their job classification for optional early immunization once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved in Canada. In a letter sent Thursday, Wesley Lesosky, President of the Airline Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), asked Hajdu to recognize the essential role of flight attendants […]
  • The mobilization continues with surprise visits to offices of elected officials November 19, 2020
    On Thursday, the Conseil provincial des affaires sociales (CPAS) paid a surprise visit to the office of Sonia Lebel, President of Conseil du trésor in Trois-Rivières, to pressure the government into expanding its financial framework at the bargaining table in the public sector. This visit was the fifth one to the riding offices of five […]
  • The CUPE Quebec Environment Committee levels harsh criticism at the CAQ’s 2030 Plan for a Green Economy November 18, 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic may have pushed climate change issues off the front pages of our newspapers, but the environmental crisis still poses a threat, and the Government of Quebec’s 2030 Plan for a Green Economy (2030 PGE) designed to deal with it falls well short of the mark according to the CUPE Quebec Environment Committee. The […]
  • “Renewed and reinvented public services” promised in NB Throne Speech November 17, 2020
    Today, Lt. Governor Brenda Murphy delivered Blaine Higgs’s first majority government Throne Speech. The provincial government rightfully underlined workers and civil services’ diligent response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The provincial government said they want to govern collaboratively and reinvent New Brunswick, and that is good. But I remind the Premier that if he wants to reinvent […]