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  • Manitoba Throne Speech threatens public education, child care, and continues to hurt front-line health care November 20, 2019
    The Manitoba Throne Speech offers little reassurance that the provincial government will support public education and child care. “With the elimination of the education property tax, we are concerned that the government will resort to school cuts, especially under the auspices of the K-12 review,” said Abe Araya, President of CUPE Manitoba. “Where is the government […]
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  • CUPE 556 welcomes Union Bay Improvement District workers November 20, 2019
    Workers at Union Bay Improvement District have voted to become members of CUPE 556 in a Labour Board certification on November 14. The four workers include inside administration and outside public works who maintain the water treatment plant and streetlights. “These workers provide the same services as the members we represent in surrounding communities,” said CUPE […]
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  • CUPE 2950 launches local history project at UBC November 19, 2019
    It was a night for labour history, feminist activism and digital technology, all wrapped into one. On November 13, union leaders and activists gathered with archivists and librarians to celebrate the 45th anniversary of CUPE 2950’s predecessor, the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE 1). This feminist union was the first to achieve fully funded […]
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  • CUPE 7000 calls strike vote as SkyTrain declines new talks November 19, 2019
    With the BC Rapid Transit Company turning down the union’s latest proposal for new bargaining dates, a strike vote is now underway for CUPE 7000 members working for SkyTrain. Last week, a BCRTC media release said that the Company “remain[s] committed to the bargaining process…” and is “open to further discussing what has been offered and […]
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  • Pharmacare now November 19, 2019
    CUPE, along with the Canadian Health Coalition and over a hundred allies, are calling on the federal government to act immediately to implement a national public prescription drug program that covers everyone. Released today, the new Pharmacare Now joint statement calls for the adoption of a comprehensive Pharmacare program within the Liberal government’s current mandate. Pharmacare […]
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  • Town of Tisdale stalling bargaining process November 18, 2019
    CUPE 777-2 has served written notice to the Town of Tisdale and the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety that the union and the town have reached an impasse in the current round of negotiations. “The current round of negotiations has been challenging. It has been difficult to get the employer to devote adequate time to negotiate, […]
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  • CUPE 5512 ratifies tentative agreement with Prairie South School Division November 18, 2019
    Members of CUPE 5512 have voted with a 71 percent majority to ratify a new collective agreement with Prairie South School Division. “We want to thank all of our members for staying strong and united through a difficult round of bargaining. The gains we made at the table would not have been possible without the strong […]
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  • CUPE 441 members ratify agreement, ending strike November 18, 2019
    CUPE 441 members voted to accept the tentative agreement at a ratification meeting on Sunday afternoon. CUPE members will be back in classrooms as schools reopen Monday morning. The agreement includes general wage increases of two per cent in each year of the three-year contract as per the Provincial Framework Agreement (PFA). The union and employer […]
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  • CUPE 441 and School District 63 reach tentative agreement November 16, 2019
    CUPE 441 and School District 63 have reached a tentative agreement. Members will be holding a ratification meeting on Sunday to vote on the agreement signed by both parties on Saturday morning. In a show of good faith, picket lines will come down and schools will be open on Monday. “This strike has been difficult and […]
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  • District of Coldstream and union for municipal workers to go to mediation November 15, 2019
    The District of Coldstream and CUPE 626, which represents municipal workers, will begin mediation on Monday after bargaining talks broke down in August, says the union.  The BC Labour Relations Board appointed mediator Grant McArthur to mediate contract talks between the two sides.  “Affordability is a real issue for our members, as it is for many residents of the Okanagan. We are hopeful we […]
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