Deal reached between the City of Weyburn and CUPE Local 90

CUPE Local 90 has ratified a new collective agreement with the City of Weyburn.  The Union membership voted 90 per cent in favour of ratification. “The Union was adamant throughout bargaining that they would not accept concessions, and we did not back down on that,” said Sherri Blackburn, President of CUPE Local 90.  “It is unfortunate that it took until mediation for the Employer to realize […]

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CUPE Manitoba encourages members to get involved in provincial budget consultations

Citing the real danger of major cuts to education, health care and other frontline services, CUPE Manitoba is encouraging all their members to have their voices heard at public information sessions in the coming weeks. “This is a government that wants to make cuts,” said Gord Delbridge, President of CUPE Manitoba. “It’s important they hear from Manitoba families that there will be a political cost to […]

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Surrey, BC Librarians vote to join CUPE

Professional Librarians at Surrey Public Library have voted to become CUPE members in a Labour Board vote held on Wednesday. Issues important to professional librarians included organizational change that impacts services to the public and having a voice at work. “We warmly welcome professional librarians to our union, especially since October is National Library month” said Sub-local Chair, Denise Parks. “We look forward to representing them in […]

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Far from ending hallway medicine, Windsor / Essex stands to lose 81 more hospital beds, more than 390 staff under Ford programs

Far from ending hallway medicine, Windsor / Essex stands to lose  81 more hospital beds, more than 390 staff under Ford programs

WINDSOR, ON – Hallway medicine, hospital overcrowding and bed crisis will deepen at Windsor’s hospitals under Premier Doug Ford’s public service “efficiency” program, proposed tax cuts and his promise to scrap the cap and trade program that generates billions of dollars in revenue, the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) warned today in Windsor. OCHU, the hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees […]

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“Library workers make libraries great”: Markham and New Tecumseth library workers celebrate Library Week

“Library workers make libraries great”: Markham and New Tecumseth library workers celebrate Library Week

MARKHAM, ON – Public library workers in Markham and New Tecumseth, members of Local 905 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and their supporters, are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week with the message that great libraries depend on great workers. “We’re very proud of the relationship we have developed with our patrons in the community. Our residents love their libraries and their library […]

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CUPE Québec applauds the City of Montreal decision to cut funding to NPOs that do not publicly disclose their documents

CUPE is thrilled to learn that the City of Montreal will cut funding to non-profit organizations (NPO) that are not transparent and do not publicly disclose their documents. “CUPE has been demanding for years that NPOs receiving public funding publicly disclose their documents as if they were subject to the Access to Information Act. We salute this excellent decision by the Plante Administration and urge other […]

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Tell U of S: Paws off our Pension

For decades, CUPE 1975 and the University of Saskatchewan have negotiated changes to the pension plan at the bargaining table. But now the University wants to leave workers out of the conversation about their retirement security. The U of S is threatening to make unilateral cuts to the pension plan outside of the collective bargaining table – even though the Local is currently in bargaining. The Employer […]

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PWU calls for more investment in the Thunder Bay Region’s biomass innovation cluster

The Power Workers’ Union (CUPE 1000) believes the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation to close the world’s largest generating station to be converted from coal to advanced biomass in Thunder Bay, is short-sighted. “It will ultimately lead to the disappearance of the region’s established biomass innovation cluster and most importantly the significant economic, environmental and social benefits it provides,” stated PWU President, Mel Hyatt. “We […]

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CUPE Ontario calls on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children”

Today (October 16) is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario. Coming just days before the municipal election, educators and their supporters are calling on municipal and school board politicians to join them as “Champions for Children” by committing to three big ideas to build a better child care system in Ontario: affordable fees for families, decent work for educators and an […]

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CUPE Ontario joins early childhood educators and child care workers in calling on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children”

Today (October 16) is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario. Coming just days before the municipal election, educators and their supporters are calling on municipal and school board politicians to join them as “Champions for Children” by committing to three big ideas to build a better child care system in Ontario: affordable fees for families, decent work for educators and an […]

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CUPE Ontario joins early childhood educators and child care workers in calling on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children”

CUPE Ontario joins early childhood educators and child care workers in calling on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children”

  Today (October 16) is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario. Coming just days before the municipal election, educators and their supporters are calling on municipal and school board politicians to join them as “Champions for Children” by committing to three big ideas to build a better child care system in Ontario: affordable fees for families, decent work for educators […]

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Northwest School Division worker wins CUPE Saskatchewan's provincial award for education activism

Denis Ouellette, President of CUPE Local 4797, has been awarded the CUPE Saskatchewan Education Workers’ Steering Committee activist award. Ouellette works at the Northwest School Division as a caretaker.  He has been a CUPE member for 12 years, and has served as a steward, a member of the executive, and as the president of his local.  Ouellette has participated in four rounds of bargaining and achieved gains […]

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Northwest School Division worker wins CUPE's provincial award for education activism

Glaslyn resident Denis Ouellette, President of CUPE Local 4797, has been awarded the CUPE Saskatchewan Education Workers’ Steering Committee activist award. Ouellette works at the Northwest School Division as a caretaker.  He has been a CUPE member for 12 years, and has served as a steward, a member of the executive, and as the president of his local.  Ouellette has participated in four rounds of bargaining and […]

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CUPE welcomes new members at South West Crisis Services

Eleven workers at the South West Crisis Services Inc. (SWCS) are the latest members to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Based in Swift Current, the SWCS is a non-profit, community-based organization that operates a safe shelter for women and children leaving abusive situations.  SWCS also operates a confidential 24-hour help line for anyone needing support and provides outreach support counselling to help women, men […]

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WorkSafe NB: CUPE reaction to Taskforce recommendations

CUPE New Brunswick held a press conference this Monday to challenge the recommendations made by the Taskforce responsible for evaluating WorkSafeNB. “Like the NB Ombuds has said, the Taskforce produced “simplistic” recommendations, and they kept a decidedly pro-employer, rather than a pro-worker stance when they proposed changes to a system made to help injured workers,” said Daniel Légère, President of CUPE NB. While the union does […]

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Join CUPE library workers across Ontario for a celebration of Library Week at a branch near you

TORONTO, ON – Across Ontario, library workers are extending an invitation to the public to join them this coming week for a celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.   Library workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold celebrations in communities across Ontario, highlighting the important role libraries play in enhancing the quality of life for all residents, as well as […]

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Come celebrate Library Week in Ontario at a location near you

Across Ontario, library workers are extending an invitation to the public to join them this coming week for a celebration of Ontario Public Library Week. Library workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold celebrations in communities across Ontario, highlighting the important role libraries play in enhancing the quality of life for all residents, as well as the vital role library workers […]

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Education Workers from Saskatchewan Meeting to Discuss Cuts and Bargaining

Education support workers from across the province are meeting in Regina from October 11-13 to discuss the impact of education budget cuts on student learning and support staff. Coordinated bargaining and violence in the workplace will also be discussed. Over 100 education workers are gathering for CUPE’s Education Workers’ Conference. CUPE represents 7,000 support workers in PreK-12 education, including education assistants, facility operators, administrative and clerical […]

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Report calls for end to P3s as Trudeau steps up global privatization push

As the Canadian government steps up the push for privatization in developing countries, a new report “raises serious red flags” about P3s. In a recent speech at the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted private sector investment in infrastructure to meet UN goals to end poverty, address climate change and tackle inequality in the developing world by 2030. Trudeau also announced Canada will pay $20 million […]

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

  Today is World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10 each year to encourage mental health awareness, education, and advocacy against social stigma. Today is an opportunity to thank CUPE members working on the front lines as social service workers delivering mental health recovery and wellness programs that benefit thousands of Ontarians. It is also a chance to acknowledge how job insecurity, work intensification, […]

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