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  • Organizing drive in Northwest School Division successful as new members join CUPE 4797 April 7, 2020
    CUPE 4797 is welcoming new members into its ranks after a successful organizing drive in the Saskatchewan Northwest School Division. CUPE’s organizing drive, which started in November, has added 43 workers in numerous classifications at the Turtleford Community School and wellness coordinators across the school division to the CUPE 4797 bargaining unit. “In these uncertain times, it […]
  • A video message from Mark - Let's fix the system April 7, 2020
    Front-line workers are doing their part in the COVID-19 crisis. But there’s a problem: governments have been starving public services for years. First we fix the crisis. Then we fix the system.
  • “Keep municipal staff working”: CUPE Ontario calls on the province to defend services and workers April 7, 2020
    CUPE Ontario is calling on the provincial government to fund municipalities during the pandemic in order to keep staff working and on the payroll. “Municipal services matter, now more than ever - and many municipal governments are doing the right thing by keeping workers on staff,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, which represents close to 80,000 […]
  • Ontario health care workers need protections now, Premier must use emergency powers to order mass production of masks April 6, 2020
    Ontario’s Premier today told health care staff fighting COVID-19 that following next week, they will be left exposed, without the personal protections needed to keep them from getting infected. Michael Hurley President of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is urging the Premier to use the government’s considerable […]
  • Thank you front-line workers April 6, 2020
    We are so proud of the extraordinary courage and commitment shown by CUPE workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic. Show your appreciation for their vital work, and the work of all front-line workers, by downloading and printing our poster (also available in French). Post it in your window to show your solidarity!
  • Public services in a global pandemic? Priceless April 6, 2020
    This excerpt is from an op-ed by CUPE National President Mark Hancock that was originally published in the Toronto Star on April 6, 2020. With shops and stores shuttered, streets empty, and the country on lockdown, we are living through unprecedented and drastic measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. For most of us, this global pandemic is […]
  • CUPE calls on federal government to close gaps in critical support for workers April 6, 2020
    The Canadian Union of Public Employees is urging the federal government to increase the accessibility of benefits for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough on April 3, CUPE National President Mark Hancock called for significant changes to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to […]
  • Kent Peterson, Regional Vice-President, Saskatchewan April 6, 2020
  • Windsor municipal workers reach agreement with City April 6, 2020
    Workers represented by CUPE 543 have reached an agreement with the City of Windsor that will secure crucial services for residents through redeployment of employees into needed areas, and protect a greater number of people from layoffs than would have been the case without an agreement to do so. “This agreement keeps more of our members […]
  • CUPE calling for immediate provision of proper PPE and sick pay for home care workers April 6, 2020
    The union that represents home care workers in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Southern Health-Santé Sud, and Northern Regional Health Authority, sent a letter today to Cameron Friesen, the Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, asking that home care workers immediately be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), in accordance to the April 4th […]