Ontario long-term care staff at “breaking point;” new study and poll on workplace violence released Monday in Cornwall

CORNWALL, ON – Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario long-term care homes, are being released at a media conference on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Benson Centre, Corus Room, 800 Seventh Street West, Cornwall. The study titled, “Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-term Care Staff,” is a just-published, in-depth study […]

Read Me

Ontario long-term care staff at “breaking point;” new study and poll on workplace violence released Monday in Kingston

KINGSTON, ON – Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario long-term care homes, are being released at a media conference on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kingston City Hall, Councillors’ Lounge, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston. The study titled, “Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-term Care Staff,” is a just-published, in-depth study […]

Read Me

CUPE 8443 reaches deal with Saskatoon Public Schools

CUPE 8443 has ratified a new collective agreement with Saskatoon Public Schools. Over 450 members cast ballots, and the result was a 67% vote in favour of the proposal. “We are pleased we were able to reach a deal that saw modest wage increases for our members,” said Scott Barrett, President of CUPE 8443. “Our schools work because we do, and this deal recognizes the hard work of our members.” […]

Read Me

Myth buster: The corporatization of post-secondary education

As public funding has fallen, universities and colleges have increasingly turned to private funding to fill in the gap. But many donations and corporate contracts come with strings attached and can end up compromising academic freedom, re-directing the priorities of post-secondary institutions away from the public interest, and eroding public faith in the quality of research and teaching. Don’t fall for these common excuses as […]

Read Me

Collingwood Neighbourhood House workers reach tentative agreement

Community Social Services workers, members of CUPE 1936, have reached a tentative agreement with Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) in Vancouver. The parties held five face-to-face bargaining sessions beginning on December 18. At the conclusion of the final session on March 26, the employer and union signed off on a five-year agreement that will include an 8.5-per-cent increase over the next four years, with an extra 3.3 […]

Read Me

Regional District Workers in Powell River ratify new five-year agreement

Both the qathet Regional District and their workers, represented by CUPE 798, are celebrating the ratification of a new collective agreement. The five-year agreement will bring a host of benefits and stability for workers and the community. “Workers at our regional district have a strong connection to the communities they work and live in,” said CUPE 798 President Graham Tonks. “Our members were seeking important improvements […]

Read Me

Protected: CUPE Ontario Committees Information Update

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: CUPE Ontario Committees Information Update appeared first on CUPE Ontario. Source: CUPE Ontario

Read Me

Ontario long-term care staff at “breaking point;” new study and poll on workplace violence released Wednesday in Kitchener

KITCHENER, ON – Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario long-term care homes, are being released at a media conference on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Kitchener Public Library Boardroom, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener. The study titled, “Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-term Care Staff,” is a just-published, in-depth study […]

Read Me

Educational assistants shape anti-violence policy in Edmonton schools

David Robbins | CUPE Communications Gloria Lepine had had enough.   “I need danger pay,” Lepine told her employer, Edmonton Public Schools. That comment got the employer’s attention.   Chief Steward for CUPE Local 3550, Lepine, along with hundreds of other educational assistants (EAs), was getting more vocal about the ongoing violence in their workplace. As a member of CUPE’s National Executive Board, Lepine was instrumental in her local’s decision to work with the employer to create a […]

Read Me

CUPE members take frontline stories to Parliament Hill in fight for universal child care

Emily Turk | CUPE Communications For Lee-Ann Lalli, November 20th, 2018 will always be a day she remembers with pride. “It was amazing to share my story,” said Lalli, an early childhood educator with CUPE 1936 in Vancouver. “I was able to use my own voice to lobby the government to do a better job in supporting parents, children and child care workers.” In November, Lalli and the […]

Read Me

National Secretary-Treasurer's Report – March 2019

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends: Division Conventions Division Convention season is underway, with the Saskatchewan Division convention which took place during the first week in March. The conventions provide an opportunity for delegates to set the direction and priorities for their Division for the year ahead. I was very pleased to see that thanks to recent constitutional amendments, the CUPE Saskatchewan Division convention allows for non-voting young worker delegates to […]

Read Me

Locals want more staff to better support our members and CUPE National delivers

In today’s bargaining and political climate, our locals and chartered organizations face complex new realities. In many regions, locals are merging into big provincial locals, and we have more central and provincial bargaining tables. This requires much more team work and provincial coordination. Small locals are a big part of our union, and we needed to look at how we could service them better. The National Task Force […]

Read Me

What is a “staffless library”?

Staffless libraries are libraries that are—thanks to technology—accessible to the public, for certain periods, without the presence of staff. To use a staffless library, patrons must first register. They can then access the library outside staffed hours by scanning their library card under a keypad reader and entering their PIN. Patrons also have to sign a waiver that legally indemnifies the employer against any lawsuits […]

Read Me

Bloodied, broken and burned out: 88% of long-term care staff experience violence

Two new reports are being released concurrently that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff employed in Ontario’s long-term care homes. An in-depth, peer-reviewed investigative study on violence against staff in Ontario long-term care homes has just been published. The study Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-term Care Staff was conducted by Canadian researchers, Dr. James Brophy and Dr. Margaret Keith, who are associated with […]

Read Me

Bloodied, broken and burned out: 88% of long-term care staff experience violence

TORONTO, ON –Two new reports are being released concurrently that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff employed in Ontario’s long-term care homes. An in-depth, peer-reviewed investigative study on violence against staff in Ontario long-term care homes has just been published. The study, titled “Breaking Point: Violence Against Long-term Care Staff,” was conducted by Canadian researchers, Dr. James Brophy and Dr. […]

Read Me

Toronto library workers sound alarm on ‘staffless libraries’

Pierre Ducasse | CUPE Communications A dangerous new experiment is currently underway at the Toronto Public Library. Two of the library’s branches will now be open and operate without staff on site during hours they would otherwise be closed. A risky proposition given there has never been a “staffless library” in a large urban centre like Toronto. What are staffless libraries? Rightfully, library workers are fighting back. CUPE 4948 is […]

Read Me

MONTREAL becomes a BLUE COMMUNITY

The City of Montreal has been certified as a Blue Community, as part of World Water Day celebrations on March 22. To be certified, cities pledge to recognize the human right to water and wastewater services and to promote public management of water. Montreal joins about 40 Blue Communities around the world, including major cities like Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Victoria. “CUPE is proud Montreal has […]

Read Me

McNeil government fails to ask people living in Cape Breton how they want their public health care services delivered

“Mounting public pressure on the McNeil government to address the health care crisis in Nova Scotia seems to be the main reason for today’s announcement,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. “We welcome the improvements to be made to the hospital; however, the Liberals were clearly in a rush to make their announcement,” says McFadgen. “We are deeply disappointed that Minister Delorey and others on […]

Read Me

Increased daily care for residents must come with Ontario’s new long-term care beds

TORONTO, ON – While new long-term care beds, announced by the provincial government today, are badly needed in Ontario, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario is calling for long-overdue investments to increase resident quality of life and care levels which, in Ontario, are dismally low compared to other provinces. Failing to do that, says Candace Rennick, CUPE Ontario secretary-treasurer, “means our government will […]

Read Me

Increased daily care for residents must come with Ontario’s new long-term care beds

While new long-term care beds, announced by the provincial government today, are badly needed in Ontario, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario is calling for long-overdue investments to increase resident quality of life and care levels which, in Ontario, are dismally low compared to other provinces. Failing to do that, says Candace Rennick, CUPE Ontario secretary-treasurer, “means our government will continue to fail the 80,000 frail […]

Read Me