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  • Temporary Bilingual Business Analyst July 10, 2020
    The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest labour union with over 700,000 members across the country, with offices in more than 70 locations and an annual operating budget of over $200 million. Applications are invited for the temporary bilingual position of Business Analyst within the Information Technology Branch of the Finance and Administration Department […]
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  • CUPE condemns Alberta government's assault on workers' rights July 10, 2020
    CUPE condemns the Alberta government’s draconian assault on workers’ rights in its recently tabled Bill 32. Bill 32 follows the lead of US Republican-led anti-union efforts, and would make Alberta the only jurisdiction in Canada to restrict the ability of labour unions to raise public awareness and campaign on issues critical to their membership and working […]
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  • Flawed Canada Student Service Grant should be replaced July 9, 2020
    Students urgently need income support but CUPE believes that help shouldn’t come at the cost of driving down wages and working conditions for all workers. The federal government’s new Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) has attracted attention because of the government’s highly unusual decision to offer a $900 million contract to a charitable organization with ties […]
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  • Health care workers reeling from Ontario government attack on their basic rights: CUPE seeks a mandate from its members to respond forcefully July 9, 2020
    On Tuesday, the provincial government introduced legislation suspending many workplace protections for health care staff for a period of at least one year. The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/Canadian Union of Public Employees is in the process of securing a mandate from its hospital members to oppose the legislation in a meaningful way. “Currently, there are […]
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  • In-house approach helps Regina municipal workers during pandemic July 8, 2020
    Regina’s outside municipal local, CUPE 21, is taking an in-house approach to keeping as many members working as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategy is protecting public services and saving good jobs. Before the pandemic, the local’s collective agreement required the employer to give notice of any work being contracted out, and the local would […]
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  • Front-line workers deserve better: CUPE Ontario opposes extension of emergency powers July 8, 2020
    The Ford Conservatives’ proposed legislation extending emergency powers will give the province significant powers at the expense of front-line workers, according to CUPE Ontario. “Emergency orders and the power to make immediate decisions to defend against a public health crisis are supposed to be temporary,” said Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario. “By extending their powers for […]
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  • University of Waterloo grad students launch organizing drive with CUPE July 8, 2020
    This week, teaching assistants, research assistants and contract instructors at the University of Waterloo launched the public phase of their campaign to become members of CUPE, Canada’s largest union for university workers. “We’re one of the only universities in Canada where TAs, RAs and instructors are not union members, and the result has been a lot […]
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  • Canada must stay the course on economic recovery July 8, 2020
    Today’s economic and fiscal snapshot by Finance Minister Bill Morneau largely lays out what we already knew: the federal deficit will be about ten times what it was expected to be pre-pandemic, reaching $343 billion. It’s a stark sum, but as we have seen, that spending was necessary to support millions of households and thousands of […]
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  • Workers in developmental services get hours cut during COVID-19 pandemic July 7, 2020
    In the attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19 the Government of Ontario recently introduced restrictions to limit the number of agencies that frontline workers can be actively employed in; however, the government’s actions made workers in developmental services fall through the cracks. The workers, who support people with disabilities, report significant cut to hours […]
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  • Bilingual Human Resources Assistant Director July 7, 2020
    The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canada’s largest labour union with over 700,000 members across the country, with offices in more than 70 locations and an annual operating budget of over $200 million. Applications are invited for the bilingual position of Assistant Director, Human Resources to work in the Human Resources Department at the National […]
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