Onboard Fume Events

Onboard Fume Events When flying at altitudes higher than 8,000 feet, airplanes need to pressurize the interior cabins to allow passengers to breathe normally. Most jet-propelled airplanes achieve this pressurization by “bleeding” a small percentage of highly pressurized air from within the engines into the air circulation of the internal cabin (the exception of this is the Boeing 787). [1]Figure: shows air entering the front of the […]

Read Me

Fred Hahn: Liberals sold out Ontarians when they sold Hydro One

Fred Hahn: Liberals sold out Ontarians when they sold Hydro One

Special to the Toronto Sun  By Fred Hahn, Guest Columnist People’s anger towards the Ontario Liberal government is well founded, according to the province’s Financial Accountability Officer (FAO). Not surprisingly, the new FAO report proves that the only people to benefit from the sell-off of Hydro One, were the Liberal party’s corporate friends and bankers – unless you also count the donations those friends gave […]

Read Me

Stop the preferential treatment for Internet giants – CUPE petitions the CRTC and says a feasible solution to inequity issues is in its reach

CUPE’s Provincial Council for Communications (CPSC) is asking the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to drop an exemption order for digital media broadcasting undertakings. “The CRTC has the power to act swiftly and put a stop to the preferential treatment internet giants are receiving from the federal government. We have petitioned the CRTC to reverse a decision made years ago which is completely obsolete. There is no […]

Read Me

CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council Statement on the Killing of Colten Boushie

CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council Statement on the Killing of Colten Boushie

CUPE Ontario and its Aboriginal Council wish to express our heartfelt sorrow and condolences to the family of Colten Boushie, his friends and all Indigenous peoples. The killing of Colten Boushie and the failure to convict the person who killed him is another stain on Canada’s justice system and how it deals with Indigenous peoples. Canada’s justice system does not work for Indigenous peoples. Their […]

Read Me

CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council Statement on the Killing of Colton Boushie

CUPE Ontario Aboriginal Council Statement on the Killing of Colton Boushie

CUPE Ontario and its Aboriginal Council wish to express our heartfelt sorrow and condolences to the family of Colton Boushie, his friends and all Indigenous peoples. The killing of Colton Boushie and the failure to convict the person who killed him is another stain on Canada’s justice system and how it deals with Indigenous peoples. Canada’s justice system does not work for Indigenous peoples. Their […]

Read Me

School board support staff voice concerns about restructuring of the Nova Scotia education system

“Support staff in schools across Nova Scotia are concerned that restructuring school boards will create unstable labour relations, much like what we’ve seen happen to our health care system,” says Nan McFadgen, president of CUPE Nova Scotia. “They feel this will also negatively impact quality of education for students.” “Any restructuring will create massive disruption to our education system – not just for teachers, but also […]

Read Me

Black History Month word search!

Play CUPE’s word search game! Available in English and French just in time for Black History Month. How to use: Printed: Print the PDF, use a pen or pencil to circle the words you find. Computer or tablet: Open in your PDF viewer and use the editing tools to circle the words. Source: CUPE National

Read Me

Remember Africville NFB film

Africville was a Black community in Halifax that was bulldozed in the 1960s in the name of urban renewal and integration. You can see the whole story as told by the National Film Board. Source: CUPE National

Read Me

Remember Africville

Africville was a Black community in Halifax that was bulldozed in the 1960s in the name of urban renewal and integration. You can see the whole story as told by the National Film Board. Source: CUPE National

Read Me

CUPE welcomes RCMP telecom operators and intercept monitor analysts

RCMP telecom operators and intercept monitor analysts have voted to join CUPE, according to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FSLREB). The results of the representation vote were not disclosed, but the FPSLREB expects to formally certify CUPE in mid-March. The new bargaining unit includes close to 1,300 members. “Our 650,000 members across the country warmly welcome the RCMP telecom operators and intercept […]

Read Me

North Bay nurse fired for speaking out about violence ordered back to work by arbitrator with full compensation

North Bay nurse fired for speaking out about violence  ordered back to work by arbitrator with full compensation

TORONTO, ON – An Ontario arbitrator has ruled that Sue McIntyre, a North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) nurse fired by the hospital after she spoke about workplace violence at a nursing conference and was quoted in a union media release, should get her job back. Further, in his decision, arbitrator Bram Herlich says that he found McIntyre had “no plan or intention to initiate […]

Read Me

North Bay nurse fired for speaking out about violence ordered back to work by arbitrator with full compensation

An Ontario arbitrator has ruled that Sue McIntyre, a North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) nurse fired by the hospital after she spoke about workplace violence at a nursing conference and was quoted in a union media release, should get her job back. Further, in his decision, arbitrator Bram Herlich says that he found McIntyre had “no plan or intention to initiate a media campaign […]

Read Me

Workers at the CISSS-Bas-Saint-Laurent are close to burnout

CUPE 5007 is denouncing the untenable situation that patients and personnel have been enduring since the mergers that resulted in the creation of the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent (CISSS–BSL). The union has noted that the CISSS is forcing and threatening personnel to work overtime every week. Those affected include orderlies, caseworkers, health and social services auxiliaries, housekeeping, food services, laundry […]

Read Me

FAO Report confirms what people of Ontario already knew – sale of Hydro One was wrong

Today’s report by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) proves what the people of Ontario have always known, that the sale of Hydro One is bad for the province, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. The report uncovered that though the sale of 53 per cent of the shares in Hydro One brought in $9.2 billion in one-time cash, that money only improves government revenue until the end […]

Read Me

Support staff at Halifax Regional School Board ratify contract

CUPE 5047 is pleased to announce that members voted 96 per cent in favour of ratifying a collective agreement in meetings that took place February 10 and 11, 2018. CUPE 5047 represents school board support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board. “It’s our understanding that the school board will hold their ratification meeting at the end of the month, however, we don’t anticipate any delays in finalizing the […]

Read Me

FAO Report confirms what people of Ontario already knew – sale of Hydro One was wrong

FAO Report confirms what people of Ontario already knew – sale of Hydro One was wrong

TORONTO, ON – Today’s report by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) proves what the people of Ontario have always known, that the sale of Hydro One is bad for the province, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. The report uncovered that though the sale of 53 per cent of the shares in Hydro One brought in $9.2 billion in one-time cash, that money only […]

Read Me

Ottawa care staff rally tomorrow to urge MPP Lalonde to “vote with her conscience” and support resident care legislation, “not lip service”

Ottawa care staff rally tomorrow to urge MPP Lalonde to “vote with  her conscience” and support resident care legislation, “not lip service”

OTTAWA, ON – Better and increased care for residents in long-term care should be a priority for the Ontario government, “but sadly isn’t,” say Ottawa direct care staff rallying Tuesday, February 13 (2018) at a local MPP’s office for a legislated four-hour daily care standard for residents. The Ontario New Democrats have put forward a private members Bill (Bill 33, The Time to Care Act) […]

Read Me

Colombia 2018: May peace not cost the lives of those who survived the war

For over 15 years, the four largest public-sector unions in Canada (CUPE, PSAC, CUPW and NUPGE) have been organizing worker-to-worker solidarity exchanges with Colombian popular organizations and trade unions. We have worked hard to establish what we call the Frontlines Initiative to support some of the most militant and vulnerable organizations and activists in the country. The goal of all our delegations is to build mutual […]

Read Me

Winnipeg solid waste privatization creates dangerous, unstable work

Privatization of Winnipeg’s solid waste collection has put vulnerable workers in dangerous, unstable and low-paid jobs with inadequate protection and training. Research by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that between 2012 and 2017, a significant proportion of daily collections was being done by workers hired through temporary help agencies on a day-to-day basis. The majority of these precarious workers were First Nation or Metis. The […]

Read Me

Cornwall municipal workers and their supporters to rally Monday evening outside City Council meeting

CORNWALL, ON – Municipal workers and their supporters will rally outside Cornwall City Hall on Monday evening, in advance of City Council meeting. The workers, who are represented by CUPE Locals 234, 1792, 3251, 3251-01 and 5734, work for the City in various “inside” and “outside” divisions, as well as at the library, municipal long-term care home Glen Stor Dun Lodge, and as paramedics. The […]

Read Me