Contracting out bus services in Ile-a la-Crosse wrong choice for students

Ile-a la-Crosse School Division, in northern Saskatchewan, has decided to sell off its fleet of school buses and contract out bus services to a private bus operator. “The evidence from other school divisions shows that contracting-out is more expensive and is less accountable to the community,” said Tony Head, CUPE servicing representative for Local 4607. “Once the school division sells its buses, it has no control […]

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Contracting out bus services in Ile-a la-Crosse wrong choice for students, says CUPE

Ile-a la-Crosse School Division has decided to sell off its fleet of school buses and contract out bus services to a private bus operator. “The evidence from other school divisions shows that contracting-out is more expensive and is less accountable to the community,” said Tony Head, CUPE servicing representative for Local 4607. “Once the school division sells its buses, it has no control over price increases.” A […]

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What is a child care desert?

The Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives has released a report that maps a complete list of licensed child care spaces in Canada. The report sets in contrast the number of children in a given postal code against the number of licensed spaces in that postal code. The results are breathtaking. A number of “child care deserts” are identified as postal codes where there are at least three […]

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Village Workers reject ‘last offer’

CUPE 458 members have overwhelmingly rejected the Village of Harrison Hot Springs’ “last offer” in a vote administered yesterday by the Labour Relations Board at the request of the Village. Fourteen of 17 eligible voters participated, voting 86 per cent in favour of rejection. CUPE 458 President Darlene Worthylake says that union has already contacted the Village and that they are prepared to return to the bargaining table at […]

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National Executive Board Highlights – June 2018

In Memory The National Executive Board (NEB) observed a minute of silence to reflect upon the loss of members in our CUPE family. Remembered were: Brother Xiaochun Luo, Local 500, workplace fatality; Sister Renuka Amarasinghe, Local 4400; Brother Simon Cudworth, Local 1858; Sister Stacey Laidlaw, Local 873; Brother Ray Arsenault, retired staff; Brother George Wilson, retired staff; Brother Denzil D’Souza, retired staff. Canadian Labour Congress The Canadian Labour […]

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Union sends open letter to York University president, “Do better by our university and negotiate an end to this strike”

On the 115th day of the strike at York University, CUPE 3903, which represents contract faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and part-time librarians and archivists, has sent a letter to University President Rhonda Lenton outlining how the strike could end immediately should Lenton choose to do so. The letter acknowledges the recent communications of the incoming Ontario government, which has promised to use legislation to end […]

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CUPE wants justice for justice workers

Caseworkers at the Community Justice Society are optimistic going into conciliation talks next Tuesday that their demands for wage fairness will be respected. The seven employees, members of CUPE  4764, are asking for a similar wage structure to probation officers, who earn considerably more than caseworkers yet have almost identical qualifications and responsibility. “We have proposed a wage increase to 90 per cent of the pay of […]

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Bargaining Proposal Package Presentation Results

Bargaining Proposal Package Presentation Results

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Union sends open letter to York University president, “Do better by our university and negotiate an end to this strike”

Union sends open letter to York University president,  “Do better by our university and negotiate an end to this strike”

TORONTO, ON – On the 115th day of the strike at York University, CUPE 3903, which represents contract faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and part-time librarians and archivists, has sent a letter to University President Rhonda Lenton outlining how the strike could end immediately should Lenton choose to do so. The letter acknowledges the recent communications of the incoming Ontario government, which has promised to […]

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CUPE meets with Nova Scotia Minister of Labour to establish common ground

CUPE NS President Nan McFadgen along with senior CUPE staff met with Minister of Labour Mark Furey yesterday to highlight the work CUPE members are doing in the province and to establish neutral ground on which to work together on common interests. Both sides agreed that better communications, resources and timing could help resolve issues, especially in health care where reorganization has resulted in a lot […]

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CUPE 2073 ratifies three-year deal with Canadian Hearing Society

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing workers who provide services for the Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing community at 24 offices across Ontario, have ratified a new collective agreement with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). A vote was held across the province with 85 per cent of the members who cast ballots voting in favour of […]

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CUPE Ontario Statement on US Supreme Court ruling overturning requirement to pay union dues

CUPE Ontario Statement on US Supreme Court ruling overturning requirement to pay union dues

Today the United States Supreme Court ruled that government workers who benefit from a collective agreement but choose not to join the union, are not required to pay union dues. Though the ruling has no direct impact on workers in Ontario, this attack on unions and their ability to fight for better conditions for working people could have ripple effects that cross the border – […]

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CUPE 2073 ratifies three-year deal with Canadian Hearing Society

CUPE 2073 ratifies three-year deal  with Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO, ON – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2073, representing workers who provide services for the Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing community at 24 offices across Ontario, have ratified a new collective agreement with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). A vote was held across the province with 85 per cent of the members who cast ballots voting […]

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Bargaining Information – Presentation

Bargaining Information – Presentation

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Bargaining Proposals Presentation

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Janus ruling is a step back for workers in the United States and worldwide

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is disappointed in today’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), arguing it weakens the power of workers everywhere. The US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled to strip labour unions of their ability to collect “agency fees.” Agency fees are like union dues for workers who benefit from collective agreements but who […]

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CUPE delegates join forces to resist discrimination

A CUPE delegation joined over 200 trade unionists at the Toronto and York Region Labour Council’s recent Indigenous and Workers of Colour Conference. The CUPE delegation included Dawn Bellerose, member of the National Aboriginal Council; Larry Giffin, Co-chair of the National Aboriginal Council; Sharon Stanley, member of the National Rainbow Committee; and Rebecca Jageshar, member of the Ontario Racial Justice Committee. The conference was so well attended […]

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CUPE Ontario congratulates Toronto Overdose Prevention Society for opening new permanent site at Moss Park – and stands ready to help defend it

TORONTO, ON – The new permanent Moss Park overdose prevention site is a tribute to all the volunteers that have not only saved lives through their care but also fought to ensure our governments provide ongoing support to truly address the opioid crisis plaguing our communities, says CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn. More than a year after a collective of over 170 volunteers set up […]

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CUPE 4797 signs deal with Saskatchewan's Northwest School Division

Members of CUPE 4797 have ratified a new collective agreement with the Northwest School Division. The deal was signed by both the Board of Education and the Local’s bargaining committee on June 15, 2018. The new contract includes a wage increase of 3.75 per cent over three years, improvements to vacation entitlement for caretakers, and a number of improvements in language. “Our members are the backbone of […]

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CUPE asks: Why were stakeholders not consulted on Cape Breton hospital closures?

CUPE, representing clerical workers at the New Waterford Consolidated and Northside General hospitals, says the announcement to close both facilities came out of the blue with no prior consultation with employees or the communities served by the hospitals. “This is a huge loss for two communities that are already struggling with unreliable and inaccessible hospital services and beds,” says CUPE NS President Nan McFadgen. “To not […]

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