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  • Tell Newfoundland and Labrador’s MHAs we have the right to know how our money is spent November 14, 2018
    For too long, P3 contracts have been a black hole for accountability and transparency, with generally negligible disclosure by the provincial government. Meanwhile, the use of P3 deals has accelerated while providing sweet deals to corporations and private investors. We need to stop the drain on our finances and one of the first steps we can […]
  • Another painful chapter for Longueuil library workers November 13, 2018
    CUPE 306 is speaking out against recently announced budget cuts to the library network in Longueil, Quebec. The union, which represents the City’s 1200 white-collar workers, including 70 library clerks, believes it is these members who will end up paying the price of the cuts. The City’s decision is particularly surprising given that restructuring the library […]
  • Tell Nova Scotia’s MLAs we have the right to know how our money is spent November 13, 2018
    For too long, P3 contracts have been a black hole for accountability and transparency, with generally negligible disclosure by the provincial government. Meanwhile, the use of P3 deals has accelerated while providing sweet deals to corporations and private investors. We need to stop the drain on our finances and one of the first steps we can […]
  • Cafeteria workers at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières could go out on strike November 13, 2018
    Labour relations between cafeteria workers, represented by CUPE 2999, and the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières have taken a turn for the worst. At a general meeting last Saturday, employees of the Sodexo-managed cafeteria voted unanimously in favour of pressure tactics, up to and including strike action—and this after only one bargaining session. “The first time […]
  • Tentative agreement reached for B.C.’s Health Science Professionals November 9, 2018
    After almost 10 weeks of bargaining, a three-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) that is remarkable for the range of improvements included. Highlights of the proposed April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2022 agreement include a general wage increase of six […]
  • University of Regina Food Service Workers Deserve Respect! November 6, 2018
    Both students and long-time full-time employees work in Food Services at the University of Regina. They take pride in preparing and serving food for the campus community. However, these university workers in the Chartwells bargaining unit of CUPE Local 5791 are being confronted with harmful management decisions that erode their livelihoods and working conditions. These […]
  • CUPE 561 First Canada bus drivers ratify collective agreement November 6, 2018
    CUPE 561 bus drivers are back in uniform this week after ratifying a new collective agreement with First Canada ULC on Sunday night. The Local’s 160 members, based in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, had initiated job action with a uniform ban on October 10. The new three-year contract, retroactive to April 1, 2017, includes annual wage increases […]
  • CUPE stands behind CUPE 5362 and CancerCare Manitoba November 6, 2018
    With news of provincial plans for a value-for-money audit of CancerCare Manitoba, CUPE is backing CancerCare services, and the 300 CUPE Local 5362 members working to support Manitobans suffering from cancer. “The request for proposals to review CancerCare is not about improving health care for Manitoba families, it’s about justifying health care cuts,” said Shannon McAteer, […]
  • Lockout averted for Grey County roads workers November 6, 2018
    A potential lockout of road workers in Grey County has been averted, following a day of mediation between Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1530 and the County. A tentative settlement was reached on Monday, November 5th. No details will be released until Local 1530’s membership has had the opportunity to review the settlement and […]
  • Tough negotiations ahead with minority NB Conservative government November 2, 2018
    This morning, hundreds of citizens and union activists watched from the visitor gallery of the NB Legislature as Brian Gallant’s liberals lost power on a vote of confidence.  Tories propped up by the 3 MLA of the People’s Alliance Party (PANB), will attempt to hold power for the next four years as a minority coalition government. Immediately […]