Do You Suffer From Chronic Mental Stress

ATTENTION: All CUPE members who suffer from Chronic Mental Stress Do you suffer from Chronic Mental Stress brought on by workplace harassment, violence or bullying that occurred on or after April 29, 2014 and prior to January 1, 2018? If the answer is yes, you may qualify for WSIB compensation but only if you file your claim before July 1, 2018. See information below. What […]

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No room for complacency when it comes to PRIDE

No room for complacency when it comes to PRIDE

  While we have made much progress in the fight against homophobia and transphobia, the uprising of right-wing protesters at many of this year’s Ontario PRIDE events, shows just how vital PRIDE remains. Brandishing signs that state, “Hell awaits you” and “Turn or burn”, anti-LGBTQ protesters have been turning up at events, with some, screaming obscene taunts at participants. We cannot stand by and let […]

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National Indigenous Peoples Day, 2018

2018 marks the 22nd anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, held annually on June 21st.   Today we recognize and celebrate the contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We salute their strength and courage in the face of attempts to erase their cultures and express our gratitude for their stewardship of the environment over generations. We also pause to reflect on the continuing legacy of colonization […]

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CUPE members participate in first-ever National Women’s Shelter Conference

CUPE members proudly attended the first-ever National Women’s Shelter conference in Ottawa, June 13-15, 2018. The delegation included women’s shelter workers from across Canada representing decades of front-line experience who are celebrated for the difficult and important work they do to support women and children fleeing violence. Representing CUPE were Paula Gerrior, CUPE 4459; Sharon Llewellyn, CUPE 79; Nazanin Moghadami, CUPE 1936; Debbie Turner, CUPE 3762; and Karen Van Leusden, CUPE 2348-07. […]

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Strike vote taken at TVA Montréal

The Syndicat des employé(e)s de TVA held a special general meeting Tuesday night, with members voting 96.8 per cent in favour of resorting to pressure tactics up to and including an unlimited general strike. The some 830 employees of TVA Montreal have been without a collective agreement since December 31, 2016, almost eighteen months. “Negotiations have totally stalled. Talks are going nowhere, and we have noted that the […]

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CUPE celebrates Pride 2018!

CUPE and our 650,000 members across Canada join the global call for love and freedom as we celebrate Pride 2018! CUPE and our National Pink Triangle Committee will continue to advocate for LGBTTQI workers both inside and outside the workplace. Thirty per cent of members of LGBTTQI communities experience discrimination in the workplace. We recognize that transgender, gender-diverse and two-spirit people experience disproportionate unemployment levels, harassment […]

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CUPE BC members speak on Reconciliation

A new video released this week by CUPE BC explores the meaning of Reconciliation and what people can do collectively and as individuals to foster equality and make Canada a more just society for Indigenous peoples. “Reconciliation: CUPE Members Speak” is a thought-provoking, five-minute video in which delegates to the union’s April convention address different aspects of Reconciliation and what the concept means to them. The […]

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Premier Designate Ford’s hiring freeze demonstrates a lack of understanding of the scope of government services

Today’s announcement of a unilateral hiring freeze across all government services demonstrates Premier Designate Doug Ford’s lack of understanding of the overall scope of services the Ontario government provides, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Ford has not even been sworn in as Premier and he has made this sweeping decision without having had the time to actually understand the overall needs of each of the […]

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Premier Designate Ford’s hiring freeze demonstrates a lack of understanding of the scope of government services: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – Today’s announcement of a unilateral hiring freeze across all government services demonstrates Premier Designate Doug Ford’s lack of understanding of the overall scope of services the Ontario government provides, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. “Ford has not even been sworn in as Premier and he has made this sweeping decision without having had the time to actually understand the overall needs […]

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New collective agreement for RTL bus drivers

At a general meeting this past Saturday, bus drivers with the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) ratified their new collective agreement via a secret ballot. They voted 79% in favour of the tentative agreement that their union and the employer reached on June 5. The five-year agreement covers the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021 and calls for a total wage increase […]

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K-12 sector reaches tentative agreement with BCPSEA

A tentative agreement was reached between the K-12 Provincial Bargaining Council (PBC) and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) late Thursday evening on a provincial framework agreement for K-12 support staff. The three-year agreement takes effect on July 1, 2019 and remains in effect until June 30, 2022. Highlights of the agreement include: General wage increases of 2 per cent in each year of the three-year contract Language on violence […]

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CBA reaches tentative agreement for workers in community health

The Community Bargaining Association (CBA) and the Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) have reached a tentative deal on a new collective agreement. “We’ve made meaningful gains in a number of key areas. We’re pleased with the tentative agreement and are confident that our members in community health will be as well,” said CUPE Health Coordinator Chris Losito. “I’d like to thank the bargaining committee for […]

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CUPE 2073 and Canadian Hearing Society reach tentative agreement

CUPE 2073 and Canadian Hearing Society reach tentative agreement

  TORONTO, ON – 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, has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). The agreement comes after 18 days of bargaining and conciliation, beginning in February. “It was an intense round of bargaining, but […]

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CUPE 2073 and Canadian Hearing Society reach tentative agreement

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, has reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS). The agreement comes after 18 days of bargaining and conciliation, beginning in February. “It was an intense round of bargaining, but we are happy to come out of […]

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Tentative agreements reached for General Services and Community Living

The Community Social Services Bargaining Association (CSSBA) is pleased to announce that, after four weeks of negotiations and a 95‑hour push over the last six days for a deal without concessions, a tentative agreement has been reached for General Services and Community Living with the Community Social Services Employers’ Association (CSSEA). The tentative agreements are for three-year terms and provide significant compensation increases in terms […]

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Re-vote called for striking members of CUPE 3903, Unit 2 at York University

Striking members of CUPE 3903, Unit 2, will return to the polls for a second time to vote on ratifying a contract with York University. Wednesday evening, votes were cast by members of Unit 2 which represents over 1,000 course directors as well as some teaching assistants and instructors who are not full-time graduate students. However, a discrepancy between the number of ballots cast and […]

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An Open Letter to the Administration of York University from Fred Hahn

An Open Letter to the Administration of York University from Fred Hahn

An Open Letter to the Administration of York University, This is an urgent call for York University to reverse its decision to refuse a deadline extension to Monday, June 18th, as requested by CUPE Local 3903, in order to ensure a fully accessible and transparent democratic process for the re-vote on the CUPE Local 3903, Unit 2 ratification. As you know, polling stations are open […]

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Airport layoffs hurt service, safety: CUPE

The unexpected elimination of seven CUPE positions from the Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a hard hit to the already dwindling service levels at the airport, says the union representing employees of the Airport Authority. “These cuts follow the elimination of 50 custodian and security positions in 2015”, said Judy Collier, President of CUPE Local 1505. “The Bargaining Unit has gone from approximately 73 CUPE members […]

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Re-vote called for striking members of CUPE 3903, Unit 2 at York University

Re-vote called for striking members of CUPE 3903, Unit 2 at York University

TORONTO, ON – Striking members of CUPE 3903, Unit 2, will return to the polls for a second time to vote on ratifying a contract with York University. Yesterday evening, votes were cast by members of Unit 2 which represents over 1,000 course directors as well as some teaching assistants and instructors who are not full-time graduate students. However, a discrepancy between the number of […]

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Say No to Contracting Out in Saskatchewan's Health Care Security Services

On April 18th, 2018 the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) issued a memo announcing a province-wide review of security services, using an external consultant named Tony Weeks. In announcing the review, Saskatchewan Health Authority vice-president Andrew Will told media, “Definitely we’re seeing more events where staff and/or patient safety is jeopardized.” Many front-line health care workers in Saskatchewan can confirm that incidents of violence in health care facilities, […]

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