PNE and CUPE 1004 reach tentative contract

The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1004, which represents approximately 3,300 PNE full time, part time and fair-time employees, are pleased to announce the successful completion of bargaining. CUPE Local 1004 and the PNE’s bargaining committees have reached a tentative four-year agreement, which must still be ratified by both parties.  CUPE 1004 members are expected to vote on […]

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Happy Labour Day everyone! – from CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick

Happy Labour Day everyone! – from CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick

Labour Day is a time for all of us to reflect on how working people and our communities are doing. To think about the challenges we face, the battles we’ve fought, and the victories we have won together. We’ve come through more than a decade of austerity that has resulted in job cuts, frozen wages, working short staffed, doing “more with less,” and with many […]

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Labour Day: Celebrating our progress and moving forward

As the summer comes to an unofficial close with its last long weekend, let us celebrate Labour Day by rededicating ourselves to our goal of improving working conditions for our members and all workers in Canada. Many of us will be marching in Labour Day parades or participating in commemorative events over the long weekend, and as we celebrate the progress and gains we have made […]

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CUPE files application to picket Pacific Blue Cross allies

LRB filing targets 29 insurance firms identified as ‘preferred brokers’ during labour dispute The Canadian Union of Public Employees today filed an application with the Labour Relations Board of British Columbia to allow picketing of 29 insurance brokers by declaring them to be “allies” of Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) during its labour dispute with CUPE Local 1816. The 29 insurance brokers, located in communities throughout the province, […]

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Constitutional Amendments and Resolutions 2017

In accordance with article 6.11 a) of the National Constitution, constitutional amendments and resolutions are posted on CUPE’s website.   The web version of the resolutions booklet is password protected. The password is included in the official call documents that were sent to your local. You must enter the password exactly as written, including numbers and uppercase and lowercase letters.   Please note that a […]

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Sisters in Spirit Vigil, 2017

Sisters in Spirit Vigil, 2017

Click here for more information View this page in full on the CUPE Ontario website: Sisters in Spirit Vigil, 2017. Source: CUPE Ontario

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Occupational Opioid Exposure

Please note: This sheet is for information purposes only. Any claims made in this sheet should not be considered medical or legal advice. For information related to treating overdoses, please refer to the CUPE fact sheet, Opioid Overdose Response. What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that are designed to reduce pain. Common opioids include codeine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone, methadone and fentanyl as well as […]

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Layoffs to Children’s Aid Society hurts an already vulnerable population

WINDSOR, ON – The president of the union representing workers at the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society is calling recently announced cuts to the agency, “a move that will only do further harm to an already vulnerable population in our community.”   Craig Hesman, president of Local 2286 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2286), which represents 350 Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society workers, expressed […]

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Layoffs to Children’s Aid Society hurts an already vulnerable population

The president of the union representing workers at the Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society is calling recently announced cuts to the agency, “a move that will only do further harm to an already vulnerable population in our community.” Craig Hesman, president of Local 2286 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2286), which represents 350 Windsor-Essex Children’s Aid Society workers, expressed his disappointment about the announcement […]

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$20,000 raised for Dans la Rue at the 28th CUPE-Quebec Golf Tournament

The 28th edition of the CUPE-Quebec Golf Tournament culminated in a donation of $20,000 to Dans la Rue. Founded by Father Emmett Johns almost 20 years ago, Dans la Rue helps homeless or vulnerable young people between the ages of 12 and 25. The organization’s cafeteria serves over 40,000 meals a year for people in need. Personal donations account for 94% of the organization’s operating budget, so […]

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Blue collar workers in Montréal ratify pension plan agreement

Blue collar workers in Montréal voted 97% in favour of their pension plan agreement this morning at a special meeting held at the complexe sportif Claude-Robillard. CUPE 301, Montréal’s blue collar workers’ union, reached the agreement with the City of Montréal this past July following intense negotiations. “Bill 15 imposes a much tighter framework that restricts us in negotiating multiple aspects of pension plan restructuring,” explained Frantz Élie, […]

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Patients deserve freshly cooked, nutritious food to heal… so why is Toronto’s St. Joe’s going to factory-made TV dinners? Media conference Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Patients deserve freshly cooked, nutritious food to heal…  so why is Toronto’s St. Joe’s going to factory-made TV dinners?  Media conference Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

  TORONTO, ON – Fresh, local, nutritious food is what’s best for convalescing patients. But St. Joseph’s Health Centre intends to close its in-house kitchens and buy plated, microwavable “TV dinner”-style food from a factory operation somewhere outside of Toronto.   “It’s the wrong decision,” says Anne Piper, a Registered Practical Nurse at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. “If the hospital plans to change our patient food […]

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Trampling on Freedom of Association: The arrogance of Stephen McNeil

The McNeil Government is failing Nova Scotians by not asking the courts to test all of Bill 148 against the constitution, says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. On August 22, the McNeil Government referred parts of Bill 148, the Public Services Sustainability Act, to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal to determine the constitutionality of the legislation. However, the government only asked the court to review […]

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Healthcare Benefits Trust to PBC: get back to bargaining

In a strongly worded letter to Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) CEO Jan Grude and PBC Board Chair Mark Olsen, Healthcare Benefit Trust (HBT) has urged the non-profit benefits provider to do everything in its power to end the labour dispute with CUPE 1816—now approaching its fifth month—and return service levels to normal. In the August 17 letter, HBT CEO Donnie Wing expresses the Trust’s “significant concern” about […]

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CUPE criticizes lack of transparency among Quebec’s public agencies and calls for improvements

As part of the general consultation held on the 2016 quinquennial report of the Commission sur l’accès à l’information, CUPE reported the ongoing challenges it has encountered seeking access to data from public agencies such as the provincial government, municipalities, health care institutions and school boards. “CUPE makes numerous access to information requests,” explained Benoît Bouchard, secretary general of CUPE Quebec. “Unfortunately, they are frequently refused […]

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ATI documents show government still spending millions on flawed Lean projects

Documents obtained through an access to information (ATI) request by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) show that the Saskatchewan government is still spending tens of millions of dollars on Lean or Kaizen staff across the province, despite the public backlash and poor track record. The Ministry of Health documents show that there are 17 continuous quality improvement offices (formerly known as Kaizen Promotion offices) in […]

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McNeil Government blatantly ignoring lessons of other provinces, moves ahead with attack on working people

The McNeil Government is blindly moving ahead with unconstitutional, anti- worker legislation, without learning any lessons from other provinces in Canada, says the President of CUPE Nova Scotia Nan McFadgen. Today, the McNeil Government proclaimed Bill 148, the Public Services Sustainability Act, capping wage increases and freezing the long-service award as of April 2015. This will affect almost 12,000 CUPE members. Although this move by the […]

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Paramedics Save Lives

Paramedics Save Lives
CUPE 1764 Paramedics are actively supporting our community by selling silicone bracelets with the inscription "Durham Paramedics Save Lives". All funds will be submitted to Habitat for Humanity as minimum pledges for volunteering CUPE 1764 Durham Paramedics. Habitat for Humanity has asked for volunteers in the emergency and first responder services to build several homes for Durham families. CUPE 1764 Paramedics will be assisting in building [...]
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CUPE Quebec Supports Locked-Out Workers at Pacific Blue Cross

The members of CUPE Quebec are standing behind 600 Pacific Blue Cross employees in British Columbia who have been locked out for the last month and a half. CUPE activists distributed flyers this past Saturday at Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montréal at a reception held by an international organization specializing in group insurance. Attendees at this event included Pacific Blue Cross, a British Columbia-based provider of […]

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Partial victory in ruling on hydro suit, but overall disappointment for Ontarians

Judge Cavanagh’s decision contains a partial victory, ensuring the Premier and Ministers can’t hide behind legislative privilege, but his overall decision to dismiss the misfeasance suit over the sale of Hydro One is a huge disappointment to the people of Ontario, says Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario. CUPE, along with Fred Hahn, Diane Dowling and John Clark, filed their suit against the Premier and Ministers […]

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