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  • CUPE welcomes Ontario government’s move towards a legislated care standard – urges swift action on Bill 13 October 29, 2020
    As the second wave of COVID-19 makes staffing a critical issue in long-term care homes, the CUPE is urging the Ontario legislature to pass Bill 13, the Time to Care Act. The proposed legislation passed second reading today but must go through a third and final reading before it becomes law. “We welcome this critical move by […]
  • New federal guidelines are one more important step towards national pharmacare October 29, 2020
    CUPE says new federal guidelines to regulate the cost of prescription drugs are an important step towards a national pharmacare program. The Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) released new guidelines on Friday, October 23, 2020, governing the cost of patented medicines in Canada. CUPE is pleased to see the updated guidelines will reduce prices on […]
  • CUPE flight attendants will take to the streets in Montreal and Toronto to demand support for jobs, industry October 29, 2020
    Flight attendants will join forces with other airline workers this Friday in Toronto and Montreal to send a unified message to the federal government: it’s time to support workers in the airline industry whose livelihoods have been shattered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of Canada’s flight attendant union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will […]
  • Tentative agreement reached at Université TÉLUQ October 28, 2020
    A tentative agreement was reached yesterday between the Université TÉLUQ – a remote educational institution affiliated with the Université du Québec – and the union representing its support employees. The some 250 members who belong to the office, technical and professional groups had been without a contract since March 31, 2019. The union and the Université TÉLUQ […]
  • CUPE statement on violence in Nigeria October 28, 2020
    CUPE expresses our solidarity with youth in Nigeria, whose courageous resistance in the streets has resulted in horrific violence and a massacre at the hands of the state forces. Peaceful protesters, with just demands to end police violence and corrupt undemocratic governance, have been met with excessive force from security agents and the military since protests […]
  • Global Day of Action: Invest in Care Now! October 28, 2020
    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called for a global day of action in solidarity with and support of the caring economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the devastating effects of decades of under-investment in care systems and the harmful politics of austerity. According to Child Care Now, 72% of child care centres have […]
  • Webinar Series: COVID-19 and long term care – building health justice in Canada and in Europe October 28, 2020
    Join us for a four-part webinar series organized jointly by PHM Europe, PHM Canada, CUPE Nova Scotia and the European Health Network, that explores the increasing commercialization and privatization of the long-term care industry in North America and Europe. Over three sessions, academics, activists and front line workers will discuss the impacts of this trend on […]
  • CUPE calls on public health officials to conduct immediate inspections of private personal care homes October 27, 2020
    CUPE Manitoba is calling on public health officials, including the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, to immediately conduct in-person inspections at each private personal care home that currently has COVID-positive cases, and automatically launch inspections for any future outbreaks. “We need to be proactive and have public officials inspect these privately-operated homes,” says Shannon McAteer, CUPE Manitoba Health Care […]
  • Help free CUPE member Cihan Erdal October 27, 2020
    It’s been more than a month since CUPE member Cihan Erdal was unjustly arrested in Turkey. You can help bring Cihan home by sending a message to government officials in Canada and Turkey. It only takes a minute. Erdal is a queer youth activist, PhD student and member of CUPE 4600 at Carleton University. He was […]
  • CUPE BC Congratulates Premier John Horgan and BC NDP Team October 26, 2020
    CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the following statement today: “On behalf of our provincial executive board and the more than 100,000 CUPE members across B.C., congratulations to Premier John Horgan and the entire BC NDP team of candidates, staff and volunteers for winning an historic majority government on Saturday. While there are many mail-in ballots yet […]