CUPE 500 speaks out against cuts at Winnipeg City Hall

CUPE Local 500 presented to all Standing Policy Committees at Winnipeg’s City Hall this week, with one message: Winnipeggers will not accept cuts to public services, programs, or staff. “This is an historic moment for our City,” CUPE Local 500 President Gord Delbridge told City Councillors at the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks on Wednesday. “It is a moment where Councillors can choose […]

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Federal tax cut hurts services, helps wealthy

One of the first priorities of the newly re-elected federal Liberal government is a $6 billion personal income tax cut. The Liberals and Conservatives campaigned on similar promises, but the Liberals claimed their cut was more progressive. No matter how you slice it, cutting taxes reduces the amount of money available to provide services, and this specific tax cut goes mostly to higher income earners. There’s nothing progressive about that.  It’s especially worrying that the new […]

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K-12 support staff bargaining wraps up province-wide

The K-12 Presidents Council in British Columbia announced today that all locals have now reached agreements with their respective districts, and that K-12 province-wide bargaining has been completed for support staff. K-12 Presidents Council President Warren Williams thanked everyone involved in bargaining at both union and employer tables. “Thanks to all the bargaining committees for their hard work and dedication, union business agents, and to our national staff […]

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CUPE education workers stand in solidarity with education worker allies

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Provincial funding cut to Kingston hospital will climb to $66.9 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

Kingston patients’ access to hospital care and services will be further diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $66.9 million for Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). These cuts will unfold as Kingston’s population is aging and KHSC struggles with insufficient patient beds, high overcrowding rates, hallway health care and patient surges due to […]

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Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair of CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Committee elected OFL Executive Vice-President

CUPE Ontario is thrilled to announce that Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair of CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC) has been elected as the Executive Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Having served on the CUPE Ontario Executive Board for almost two decades, Janice, who is also the President of CUPE 1334, has a long track record of vigilant labour activism and making […]

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CUPE 951 President calls for donations to United Way

CUPE 951 President Kirk Mercer, is urging other union locals to consider donating to the United Way on December 3, Giving Tuesday. Mercer is the Labour Committee Chair and a Director of United Way. He explains his reasons for donating in a video released this week. Mercer donates to the United Way because he believes that no-one should have to work two to three jobs to support […]

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Janice Folk-Dawson, Chair CUPE Ontario’s University Workers’ Committee elected Executive Vice-President Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)

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A message of solidarity from OSBCU and CUPE Ontario to ETFO and OSSTF

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Provincial funding cut to Kingston hospital will climb to $66.9 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

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Many CUPE education support workers not safe in Saskatchewan schools

The CUPE Education Workers’ Steering Committee has released a new report highlighting the increasing levels of violence facing workers in the K-12 education sector.  Over 1,000 CUPE education support workers from across Saskatchewan participated in a confidential violence survey.  The results were: Over 70% of workers experienced violence in their schools in the last three years.    Of those workers, 40% experienced violent incidents daily, weekly, or monthly.  […]

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Education support workers at Regina Public Schools file for impasse

Talks between the Regina Public School Board and CUPE 3766 have broken down, and the local has filed for an impasse.  The local has been bargaining for over two years.  Progress at the bargaining table has stalled, despite a strong 95 percent strike mandate from the local. “We presented a fair deal to our employer that reflected our beliefs.  It is disappointing that our employer continues to […]

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Valor y resistencias en Colombia

Valor y resistencias en Colombia

Mark Hancock | Presidente nacional de CUPE–SCFP En octubre tuve la oportunidad de visitar Colombia con una delegación de CUPE–SCFP para reunirnos con dos organizaciones increíbles con las cuales nos asociamos a través del Fondo par La Justicia Global de CUPE SCFP. Pasamos mucho tiempo con NOMADESC una organización de investigación y de defensa de derechos humanos liderada por la  intrépida Berenice Celeita que nos llevó a […]

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Courage and resilience in Colombia

Mark Hancock | National President In October, I had the opportunity to visit Colombia on a CUPE delegation to meet with two incredible organizations that we partner with through CUPE’s Global Justice Fund. We spent a lot of time with NOMADESC, a research and human rights organization led by the fearless Berenice Celeita, who toured us through places the Canadian government tells us not to go. We went to the […]

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Solidarity on the line in Prince George

CUPE members at the University of Northern BC in Prince George continue to support the Faculty Association who have now been on strike for 18 days. Members of CUPE 3799 representing support staff at UNBC and CUPE 2278 representing teaching assistants have supported striking faculty on the picket line since the strike began on November 7. “This is Day 18 and a month before Christmas,” said […]

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Kingston patients, hospital face grim future under coming PC funding cuts: CUPE to release projected shortfalls to 2023

KINGSTON, ON – Although Kingston’s population is aging and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), even before the flu season hits fully, is consistently struggling with patient overcrowding, Ontario’s Conservative government is planning multiple years of deep budget cuts to hospitals. “What’s coming will be bigger because the cuts compound,” says Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). Hurley and Barbara […]

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CUPE LHIN Sector Update

Click here to download the document The post CUPE LHIN Sector Update appeared first on CUPE Ontario. Source: CUPE Ontario

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CUPE 7000, SkyTrain return to the bargaining table

CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) have agreed to return to the bargaining table for more negotiations in advance of scheduled mediation. The two parties will sit down this weekend in a bid to reach an agreement. The discussions will continue through the weekend. A media blackout will be in effect until further notice. “The Company has informed us that they’re willing to take […]

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CUPE Ontario condemns the coup d’état and the repression of protesters in Bolivia

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TTC using legal tactics to prevent workers from joining union

Almost 90 per cent of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Operations Supervisors voted Thursday on joining CUPE, but their ballots have not yet been counted because of a technical objection raised by their employer. “The Operations Supervisors in TTC Transit Control came out in huge numbers to participate in a democratic process and, understandably, are frustrated that the TTC is blocking the votes from being counted,” […]

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