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  • To recognize Nursing Week, unions call on Saskatchewan government to end understaffing on nursing teams May 10, 2021
    Three unions representing health care providers in Saskatchewan are asking the provincial government to mark National Nursing Week by following through with their election promise to hire 300 additional Continuing Care Assistants (CCAs) across the province. “CCAs do the bulk of the hands-on care in long-term care, and are a vital part of the nursing team,” […]
  • Nursing Week 2021: Thank you to all nurses from CUPE Nova Scotia May 7, 2021
    Nova Scotians are grateful for all our health care workers. They’ve gone above and beyond this past year. Nursing is always challenging and stressful work and even more so during this pandemic. Thank you to all nurses for their continued courage and commitment to taking good care of our loved ones. Nova Scotia Nurses: Exceptional people. Essential care. National […]
  • Nursing Week 2021: Thank you to all LPNs and PCAs from CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador May 7, 2021
    CUPE NL is proud of the licensed practical nurses and personal care attendants we represent in hospitals, long-term care homes, and the community. It gives us peace of mind to know that you are looking after our loved ones – especially when we can’t be by their side. You are exceptional people. You give essential care. National Nursing […]
  • New collective agreement for TVA Rimouski employees May 7, 2021
    The thirty or so employees of TVA’s regional station CFER Est-du-Québec in Rimouski have a new five-year collective agreement. It was unanimously ratified this Wednesday evening at a general meeting and covers the period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024. The tentative agreement was reached on April 23rd after eight months of negotiations. […]
  • Regional Municipality of Waterloo inside workers vote to authorize strike action May 7, 2021
    With record voter turnout, inside workers for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, represented by CUPE 1883 voted 90 per cent in favour of authorizing their union to take strike action if they cannot reach a deal that protects vital services from the series of cuts that they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The union says […]
  • Strike looms in Ancienne-Lorette May 6, 2021
    Last night, approximately one hundred employees employed by the Town of Ancienne-Lorette, near Quebec City, voted 82% in favour of pressure tactics up to and including strike action. The group, which includes blue collar workers, staff in sports and aquatic facilities and school crossing guards, has been without a contract since December 31, 2020. The parties agreed […]
  • CUPE condemns lapses in protocol at the Institut Philippe-Pinel following planned hostage taking, escape attempt May 6, 2021
    Institut Philippe-Pinel in Montréal. Photo Wikipedia / Creative Commons CUPE 2960, representing workers at the Institut Philippe-Pinel, is concerned about a major lapse in protocol following the Thursday, April 22 discovery of a planned revolt in the F2 unit, which is dedicated to adolescents with a high risk of violent behaviour. Six adolescents were involved. Improvised […]
  • Greene Report recommendations will devastate Newfoundland and Labrador communities May 6, 2021
    Following today’s release of the long-awaited Greene Report, CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador President Sherry Hillier says the Economic Recovery Team’s recommendations will reduce quality of life in NL and further depress our economy. “Services have already been reduced, making life difficult for many people in our province. We hear stories every week about people travelling across […]
  • The Ford government’s racist scapegoating must be resisted May 5, 2021
    The Ford government’s escalating rhetoric about closing the borders and banning international students is racist dog whistle politics that has nothing to do with fighting COVID-19, and the Federal government must not enforce border controls unfairly targeting anyone, said CUPE Ontario. “This is part of a long-standing pattern by the Ford Conservatives of evading responsibility and […]
  • “Historic investment”? Funding for Ontario schools still shortchanges students, workers May 5, 2021
    Recycled money and not enough new funding to improve school safety and supports for students: according to the union that represents 55,000 education workers in Ontario, these are the two major takeaways from the provincial government’s announcement yesterday of the 2021-22 Grants for Students Needs (GSN). CUPE leaders offered this withering assessment after a review of […]