CUPE Education Workers’ Steering Committee launches new radio ad campaign

CUPE education workers in Saskatchewan have launched a new radio ad campaign to voice their concerns about the Sask Party’s cuts to education and Bill 63 – a new piece of legislation that removes power from school divisions and concentrates it in the hands of the Ministry of Education. The ads are running across the province over the next week prior to the final vote on […]

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Construction work downloaded onto volunteers draws concerns

CUPE via the Conseil provincial du soutien scolaire (CPSS) and the Conseil provincial des affaires sociales (CPAS) denounced the Quebec government’s decision to allow volunteers to perform repairs in schools, hospitals and businesses with under 10 employees. According to the draft regulation, volunteers will be allowed to replace windows, sand and varnish floors, and install drywall and countertops in schools, hospitals, daycare centres and non-profit organizations […]

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May 1 – International Workers’ Day

CUPE recognizes International Workers’ Day today, May 1, in solidarity with millions of workers around the world. In commemoration of the struggle for an eight-hour work day, we recognize the historic struggles of workers who have gone before us and their hard-fought gains we benefit from today. In 1884, a law was passed in the US declaring that as of May 1, 1886, an eight-hour workday would be the full […]

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Liberal government sells out people of Ontario to balance the Budget

Liberal government sells out people of Ontario to balance the Budget

TORONTO, ON – Life is harder for most Ontarians after 14 years of Liberal government and now they have balanced the budget by selling off shares in Hydro One that will hurt us all more in the long-run and reduce government revenue for future budgets, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “They keep saying that Ontario is going through an economic boom. A boom for […]

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CUPE will appear before the Supreme Court to defend women's right to pay equity in Quebec

CUPE will appear before the Supreme Court to defend women's right to pay equity in Quebec

CUPE will be in court once again to defend the right of women in Quebec to seek pay equity. This time, it will appear before the Supreme Court. The court will hear from the provincial government that is challenging a previous judgment in favour of women living in Quebec. “Rather than accept the judgment of the Quebec Court of Appeal, which found that the reform of […]

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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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First woman rector at Université Laval, and the employees' union is delighted

First woman rector at Université Laval, and the employees' union is delighted

The Syndicat des employés et employées de l’Université Laval (SEUL–CUPE 2500) welcomes the election of Université Laval’s first woman rector, Sophie D’Amours. Speaking this afternoon, union president Luc Brouillette said, “It was high time for a woman to hold this prestigious position, but beyond that, Madame D’Amours was named on her merits.” Brouillette noted that D’Amours “has favoured a consensual approach, in contrast to that of the […]

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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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