2016 Audited Financial Statements of CUPE

CUPE’s financial statements are independently audited by Deloitte & Touche. Source: CUPE National

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Hydro One’s purchase of U.S. utility puts empire building ahead of Ontario rate payers

Hydro One’s purchase of U.S. utility puts empire building ahead of Ontario rate payers

TORONTO, ON – Hydro One’s purchase of U.S. gas and electricity utility, Avista, saddles the company with $6 billion in new debt that puts Ontario rate payers at risk of further rate increases, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “If you needed proof that privatizing Hydro One is bad for the people of Ontario, this is it,” said Hahn. “Under public control the company’s mandate […]

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Early childhood educators in Nova Scotia say new pre-primary program is unrealistic and unsustainable

CUPE representatives are asking the McNeil Government to hit pause on the pre-primary program announced July 18 by Minister Zach Churchill, and to begin consultations with parents and the people who do the work – early childhood educators (ECEs), directors of non-profit centres and other stakeholders. “We’re asking the Premier and the Minister of Education to prevent another foreseeable failure,” says Margot Nickerson, an early childhood educator […]

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CUPE welcomes new members at Grand View Manor, Berwick, Nova Scotia

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is pleased to welcome our newest members, the employees of Grand View Manor in Berwick, Nova Scotia. Votes were counted by the Nova Scotia Labour Board today and CUPE is happy to welcome this newly certified local. “We are pleased to welcome the new members of CUPE Local 5183, Grand View Manor, and we will work hard to represent them,” says CUPE […]

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Congratulations from CUPE BC to Premier John Horgan and his new government

CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the following statement: “Finally, after 16 long years of BC Liberal government that favoured the wealthy and the well‑connected while raising the cost of living for the rest of us, we have a new government in British Columbia. Today, a new Premier and Cabinet have been sworn in, finally putting an end to the BC Liberal era of government in our province. “Congratulations to […]

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Health care workers hold info pickets at Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home Against Government Cuts

Health care support workers held coordinated noon-hour information pickets on July 18 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg and Middlechurch Home in West St. Paul, Manitoba, to protest against the provincial governments cuts and changes to health care. “We are very concerned that the government’s reckless changes will negatively impact patient care,” said Debbie Boissonneault, President of the CUPE Provincial Health Care Council, and support worker at Grace Hospital. “Health […]

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Government must address huge economic imbalance in Ontario: Hahn

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON – We have a huge economic imbalance in our province that continues to leave workers behind and the government must make the necessary changes if Ontario is going to thrive again, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, speaking to the Finance and Economic Affairs committee in Kitchener-Waterloo. “Anti-union policies brought in by the Conservatives in the late 1990’s have led to a drop […]

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Government must address huge economic imbalance in Ontario: Hahn

We have a huge economic imbalance in our province that continues to leave workers behind and the government must make the necessary changes if Ontario is going to thrive again, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, speaking to the Finance and Economic Affairs committee in Kitchener-Waterloo. “Anti-union policies brought in by the Conservatives in the late 1990’s have led to a drop in union density that […]

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Hancock supports Pacific Blue Cross workers on picket line

CUPE National President Mark Hancock had a sober message for Pacific Blue Cross when he joined locked out CUPE 1816 members at the picket line on Monday afternoon: cutting retiree benefits is a good way to ruin the PBC brand. “These workers are the heart and soul of Pacific Blue Cross. They’ve made the company what it is today, and they’re dedicated to making it the best […]

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CUPE Ontario President in Kitchener-Waterloo Tuesday for government hearings on labour reform

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON – CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be in Kitchener-Waterloo on Tuesday to present to the government hearings on Bill 148, the proposed legislation that would raise the minimum wage and make substantial changes to both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. Concerned that the misinformation being reported on the effects of increasing the minimum wage is overshadowing other critical […]

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Contract negotiations underway for Playland and Pacific National Exhibition employees

CUPE 1004 and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) met last week for their first bargaining session in this round of contract negotiations. CUPE 1004 President Andrew Ledger says that key issues for the union include wages, job security and improvements for precarious workers. He adds that in this round of bargaining CUPE 1004 focused on structuring their bargaining committee to ensure that all members’ voices are equally represented. “We […]

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Protesters picket Sask Party AGM

Members of SGEU and CUPE picketed outside Sask Party MLA Nadine Wilson’s Annual General Meeting for the Sask Rivers constituency to protest her support for the devastating 2017 provincial budget cuts and to highlight the impact that cuts are inflicting on northern communities. The group is part of a broad coalition that is organizing protests at Sask Party events throughout the summer as a way of […]

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Grand Falls: Union dissatisfied with slow negotiations

CUPE 886, representing municipal employees of the Town of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, is dissatisfied of the pace at which negotiations are advancing with the employer. The union is frustrated by the employer that insists on attacking the principle of seniority, a basic element in any collective agreement. Notably, the employer wishes to exclude new workers hired on temporary contract from the collective agreement. “Our demands are […]

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Union solidarity in Haiti

CUPE leaders are currently in Haiti on a trade union delegation hosted by the Confédération des travailleurs des secteurs publics et privés (CTSP). The delegation includes Brother Denis Bolduc, President of SCFP Québec, Sister Royse Henderson, provincial vice-president of the Conseil provincial des affaires sociales and member of the SCFP-Québec women’s committee, representatives from the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Canadian Union […]

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Fact sheet: Public transit, privatization and the Canada Infrastructure Bank

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) will create a pipeline of privatization for our public transit systems. Corporations will be able to extract long-term profit from public transit fares and public subsidies. Our governments subsidize public transit because it’s critical infrastructure for our communities: to get us from place to place, to reduce traffic congestion, and to green our environment. When we allow corporations to plan, finance, […]

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WRHA announces cuts to frontline workers, more health care closures

The WRHA has once again announced a slew of cuts to patient care and privatization of services that will directly affect Manitobans and the front‑line health care workers who provide the services. The WRHA announcement cuts deeper than before, with whole clinics being shut down, and promises to reduce staffing levels in WRHA facilities. Among those clinics being closed are: Four QuickCare clinics; The Corydon Primary Care Clinic, which […]

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CUPE BC announces fund to assist CUPE members impacted by wildfires

CUPE BC’s Executive Board has voted to create an emergency fund for CUPE members and their families impacted by the hundreds of wildfires in the Interior, CUPE BC Secretary‑Treasurer Trevor Davies said today. “We’re establishing this emergency fund with an initial contribution of $10,000 from CUPE BC,” said Davies. “We’re encouraging CUPE Locals and District Councils throughout the province to contribute what they can, as well as Locals […]

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University of Toronto students’ union cuts 40 per cent of their staff despite student concerns

Last week, the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU), went ahead with a controversial 40 per cent cut to their staff positions, telling two young women, Vita Carlino, Clubs and Service Groups’ Coordinator, and Maria Galvez, Health and Dental Plan Coordinator, to pack up their things and go home. Mathias Memmel, the new president of the UTSU, is terminating Vita and Maria and refusing to fill the […]

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University of Toronto students’ union cuts 40 per cent of their staff despite student concerns

University of Toronto students’ union cuts 40 per cent  of their staff despite student concerns

TORONTO, ON – Last week, the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU), went ahead with a controversial 40 per cent cut to their staff positions, telling two young women, Vita Carlino, Clubs and Service Groups’ Coordinator, and Maria Galvez, Health and Dental Plan Coordinator, to pack up their things and go home.   Mathias Memmel, the new president of the UTSU, is terminating Vita and […]

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CUPE 2087 and the Village of Montrose ratify new collective agreement

CUPE 2087 members (municipal workers in the Village of Montrose) and the Village of Montrose have both voted in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement. The three-year agreement includes wage increases of $0.65 in each year of the contract, a modest increase to the footwear and working clothing allowance as well as a premium for trades work. The new agreement runs from March 1, 2017 to […]

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