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  • UNBC and TAs reach first collective agreement after “speedy” negotiation September 20, 2019
    The first collective agreement for CUPE 2278 teaching assistants at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) has now been ratified by both parties, said the union. Getting to the table was a long process that began last year but once there, a deal was reached after just four days of bargaining. The new local will […]
  • North Bay hospital’s funding cut will climb to $32 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives September 20, 2019
    Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $32 million for North Bay’s regional hospital.  Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the provincial Conservatives own budget numbers, CUPE and […]
  • CUPE supports the Global Week of Climate Action September 19, 2019
    On September 18, CUPE’s National Executive Board adopted a resolution supporting the Global Week of Climate Action. CUPE encourages its members to participate in the youth-led Global Week of Climate Action. Actions will be taking place in communities across the country, in collaboration with youth, environmental and other groups. Check the website for local events […]
  • CUPE supports the NDP plan to expand health care to include dental September 19, 2019
    Thousands of CUPE health care workers across the country are on the frontlines every day to ensure that a strong public health care system is available to assist Canadians and grow our economy. These same people are the ones who know that it is time to expand public health care so it covers us head-to-toe, […]
  • City of Vancouver outside workers open municipal bargaining with eyes on affordability September 19, 2019
    Union concerned their members can no longer afford to live in the communities they serve This week the City of Vancouver and Local 1004 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing outside workers at the City and employees of the Vancouver Parks Board, opened collective bargaining in the first of several such negotiations taking […]
  • CUPE appalled by photos and video of Trudeau in brownface and blackface September 19, 2019
    CUPE is appalled, and deeply disappointed, by the images of Justin Trudeau wearing brownface and blackface. These are racist actions which make a mockery of other cultures and ridicule the historical and modern-day struggles experienced by racialized people in Canada and around the world. It sends a message to every person in this country that the […]
  • Help CUPE 1521 members get a fair contract September 18, 2019
    We are the members of CUPE Local 1521. We work hard everyday to provide the quality care at the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD). It can be difficult work, but we do it because we care about the individuals we support, and we love to make a difference for them and their families. […]
  • CUPE 873-02, E-Comm bargaining talks go to mediation September 18, 2019
    The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator Trevor Sones to mediate contract talks between E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia and CUPE Local 873-02 (Emergency Dispatchers of BC), which represents more than 500 emergency dispatchers, call takers and support staff in the province. The last three-year agreement expired on December 31, 2018. The parties have […]
  • CUPE Nova Scotia and CUPE National endorse Christine Saulnier for Halifax in federal election September 18, 2019
    “Christine Saulnier doesn’t just talk the talk. She walks the walk and we are proud to endorse her as the candidate for Halifax in the upcoming federal election,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. CUPE National President Mark Hancock is also pleased to add his endorsement for Saulnier. “Christine is there for workers, families and […]
  • Striking UQAM support workers reach a tentative agreement September 18, 2019
    The union representing 1,800 support workers at the Université du Québec à Montréal reached a tentative agreement with the university on Tuesday, September 17. Details of the agreement will be released to the members Thursday afternoon at the general meetings.