Public town hall meeting to discuss financing of new Corner Brook health care facilities on May 1

The Ball Government is about to build two health care facilities in Corner Brook using public-private partnerships (P3s), even though auditor generals, researchers and journalists across Canada continue to report on P3 failures and the waste of taxpayers’ money. Will these P3 deals be accountable, locally-controlled or a wise investment of tax dollars? Why would any provincial government rely on P3s with higher-cost private financing? […]

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Speak up for Saskatchewan’s education system

The Saskatchewan government’s plan for K-12 education is harmful to our children and our schools. In April, the Government of Saskatchewan introduced Bill 63, which amends The Education Act to give the Minister of Education more power and reduce the autonomy of school divisions. This Bill effectively removes the ability of locally elected school boards and educators to make decisions about education, and it places all decision […]

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CUPE celebrates big win in Saskatchewan as library funding is restored

Premier Brad Wall and his government have done something they rarely do – they admitted they made a mistake. After CUPE members from across the province of Saskatchewan joined forces with other community groups to organize over the past month against library cuts, Brad Wall is backing down and restoring funding for libraries across the province. The $4.8 million that was cut in last month’s budget […]

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Stand Against the Cuts – Saskatchewan

The provincial budget delivered on March 22nd was the cruelest, harshest budget in Saskatchewan’s history.    The Sask Party government’s cuts to public services, to public sector organizations and the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) will have devastating consequences for working families in this province. This mean-spirited budget means that hundreds of cancer patients no longer have STC to get to medical appointments.  Municipalities have […]

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Newfoundland and Labrador should follow Saskatchewan lead – restore all funding and save libraries

On Monday, April 24, Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan announced that the Provincial Government would be completely restoring the $4.8 million in funding cuts to Saskatchewan’s libraries. Don Morgan was quoted by CBC as saying “We’ve heard from people pretty clearly that they value the library in its present form. It’s important for them not just to have the electronic capability, but they also want […]

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Follow Saskatchewan lead – restore all funding and save libraries

On Monday, April 24, Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan announced that the Provincial Government would be completely restoring the $4.8 million in funding cuts to Saskatchewan’s libraries. Don Morgan was quoted by CBC as saying “We’ve heard from people pretty clearly that they value the library in its present form. It’s important for them not just to have the electronic capability, but they also want […]

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CUPE NB's 54th Annual Convention honours 1992 general strike veterans

Delegates at the CUPE NB’s 54th Annual Convention, which concluded this weekend after four days of speeches and debate, reelected Daniel Légère by acclamation to the position of president and Brien Watson to the position of first vice-president. “I’m honoured to receive the confidence of the members again this year. It is a privilege to serve and fulfill our work of advocacy and representation on behalf of […]

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Striking Canadian Hearing Society workers and their allies rally in front of Ministries of Health and Community and Social Services

Striking Canadian Hearing Society workers and their allies rally in front of Ministries of Health and Community and Social Services

TORONTO – Over the lunch hour, hundreds of people rallied outside government offices in support of members of CUPE Local 2073, the striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). The 227 workers, who provide vital services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, have been on a province-wide strike since March 6th.   “We know that negotiations require compromise and effort,” said Stacey […]

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CUPE Local 30 to mark 100th anniversary

The union representing Edmonton’s ‘outside’ municipal workers will mark 100 years of activism on Monday. Local 30 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees was known as the Civic Employees Federal Labour Union when it received its first charter on May 1, 1917. In 1951, the Local was one of nine unions to form what would become the Alberta Division of CUPE – now Canada’s largest union. Today CUPE 30 […]

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April 28 Day of Mourning: Remember Westray and press for justice for all workers killed or injured on the job

This year marks 33 years since CUPE’s National Health and Safety Committee first proposed the idea of a National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. April 28 was proclaimed by then-National President Jeff Rose at a health and safety conference in early 1985. In the same year, the Canadian Labour Congress and affiliated unions adopted the day across Canada. In many communities, local labour […]

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CUPE Ontario joins labour and community partners to demand Liberal government improve working conditions for all workers

CUPE Ontario joins labour and community partners to demand Liberal government improve working conditions for all workers

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – It’s time for the Liberal government to focus on improving working conditions for all workers rather than helping their friends and donors, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, standing in solidarity with dozens of community and labour organizations at a press conference held in advance of Thursday’s provincial budget. “This government has done a lot of talking about growing inequality and […]

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CUPE Ontario joins labour and community partners to demand Liberal government improve working conditions for all workers

It’s time for the Liberal government to focus on improving working conditions for all workers rather than helping their friends and donors, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, standing in solidarity with dozens of community and labour organizations at a press conference held in advance of Thursday’s provincial budget. “This government has done a lot of talking about growing inequality and the increase in temporary and […]

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CUPE Ontario Webcast

https://cupe.on.ca/about-us/cupe-ontario-convention-2017/#webcast View this page in full on the CUPE Ontario website: CUPE Ontario Webcast. Source: CUPE Ontario

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On April 25, striking CUPE 2073 members and their supporters will send a message to the Canadian Hearing Society and key government funders

On April 25, striking CUPE 2073 members and their supporters will send a message to the Canadian Hearing Society and key government funders

TORONTO, ON – After being on strike for nearly two months, members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) and their supporters will send a message to their employer, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) and the government ministries that provide a substantial portion of their funding. Beginning at 12 noon tomorrow, April 25, striking CUPE 2073 members will be joined […]

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Tuesday rally for increased health care funding at Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Tuesday rally for increased health care funding at Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital

KENORA, ON — There will be a rally to call for increased health care funding on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 noon at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora. The rally will feature Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National president Mark Hancock and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hospital staff from across Ontario are in Kenora for meetings from Tuesday, April 25 through […]

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Tuesday rally for increased health care funding at Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital

There will be a rally to call for increased health care funding on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 12:00 noon at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora.  The rally will feature Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National president Mark Hancock and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. Hospital staff from across Ontario are in Kenora for meetings from Tuesday, April 25 through Thursday, April 27, and will join the rally, along […]

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Workers’ solidarity delivers an end to four-month lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

Strong solidarity and enormous political pressure caused the Nipissing and Parry Sound Children’s Aid Society (CAS) to make an eleventh-hour decision to end the labour dispute it began four months ago. On Friday afternoon, the society’s executive director signed the return-to-work protocol provided by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and agreed to enter into binding arbitration. The society made this latest move in the face […]

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Workers’ solidarity delivers an end to four-month lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

Workers’ solidarity delivers an end to four-month lockout at Nipissing and Parry Sound CAS

NORTH BAY and PARRY SOUND, ON – Strong solidarity and enormous political pressure caused the Nipissing and Parry Sound children’s aid society (CAS) to make an eleventh-hour decision to end the labour dispute it began four months ago. This afternoon the society’s executive director signed the return-to-work protocol provided by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and agreed to enter into binding arbitration. The […]

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New analysis shows the decline of regional media in Quebec and its consequences

Quebec’s Provincial Council for the Communications Sector [Conseil provincial du secteur des communications – CPSC] has unveiled a hard-hitting report on the lack of media presence in Quebec’s regions. This document, prepared by Influence Communication, takes stock of the disturbing state of local information. The unveiling of the study is part of CUPE’s “Les nouvelles locales : un service essentiel” [Local news: an essential service] campaign. One of […]

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Add your voice to the No More Operating in the Dark campaign

In February 2016, CUPE participated in a multi-union delegation to Bangladesh. We were hosted by the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity (BCWS), a center founded in 2001 by garment workers who were organizing for better working conditions, wages and labour rights in factories sourced by some of the richest corporations in the world. Workers in Bangladesh, mostly women, are courageously organizing for better working conditions and […]

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