News | Canadian Union of Public Employees

Syndicate content
Updated: 6 min 19 sec ago

Central bargaining for school board workers provides new opportunities to protect and serve public education

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 16:57
Central bargaining for school board workers provides new opportunities to protect and serve public education

Representatives of Ontario school board workers say they look forward to helping to shape and preserve vital elements of public education in Ontario.

Read more

CUPE demands end to threats on picket line at United Church centre

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:57
CUPE demands end to threats on picket line at United Church centre

CUPE is “extremely troubled” by reports of a manager’s aggressive and threatening behaviour on the picket line outside the United Church’s Naramata Centre. A union tent used by striking staff was damaged during an incident Monday night.

Read more

Taking Action Against Bill 3 – Retirees and Former Union Leaders Demonstrate

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:26
Taking Action Against Bill 3 – Retirees and Former Union Leaders Demonstrate

High spirits and the sound of whistles prevailed as members of the Coalition syndicale pour la libre négociation [Union Coalition for Free Negotiation] collected this morning outside premier Philippe Couillard’s Montréal office

Read more

Employee groups file grievances over pension deadlock; Ask for City to make required contributions

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 15:51
Employee groups file grievances over pension deadlock; Ask for City to make required contributions

Unions representing workers enrolled in the Regina Civic Employees Superannuation and Benefit Plan are reluctantly moving forward with grievances relating to the City of Regina’s refusal to implement rate increases.

Read more

Botched operations at private UK surgery clinics hurting patients, wreak havoc ... Cautionary lesson for Ontario to not expand use of private clinics here

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:44
Botched operations at private UK surgery clinics hurting patients, wreak havoc ... Cautionary lesson for Ontario to not expand use of private clinics here

Botched operations at private surgery clinics in the United Kingdom (UK) are costing UK patients their eyesight and mobility and the public health care system a lot of money, recent reports show.

Read more

CUPE “Superbugs” tour headed for Provincial Ex

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:54
CUPE “Superbugs” tour headed for Provincial Ex

CUPE hospital workers will be handing out free hand sanitizers at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, August 19-23 in Truro, to raise awareness about Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs), often referred to as “Superbugs”. HAIs are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.

Read more

Castlegar city workers serve first-ever strike notice

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:53
Castlegar city workers serve first-ever strike notice

CUPE Local 2262 city workers have filed 72-hour strike notice with the BC Labour Board. The 34 workers have been without a contract since February 2013. This marks the first time in 60 years that the union has been forced to a strike in its contract negotiations with the City of Castlegar.

Read more

CUPE 79 pledges to get answers in wake of bomb threat breakdown at city hall

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:45
CUPE 79 pledges to get answers in wake of bomb threat breakdown at city hall

The president of Canada’s largest local union is pledging to use ‘every tool at our disposal’ to identify why a ‘complete breakdown’ in city policies followed last Monday’s ‘bomb threat’ incident at Toronto City Hall.

Read more

FAQ: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:18
FAQ: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

There is a new law meant to stop, or at least reduce, spam emails. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, or CASL, prohibits people from sending commercial messages without consent of the receiver.

Read more

CUPE “Superbugs” tour headed to Shark Scramble

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:12
CUPE “Superbugs” tour headed to Shark Scramble

CUPE hospital workers will be handing out free hand sanitizers at the Shark Scramble in Yarmouth on Saturday, August 16, to raise awareness about Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs), often referred to as “Superbugs”. 

Read more

CUPE 1004 reaches tentative deal at PNE

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:24
CUPE 1004 reaches tentative deal at PNE

CUPE 1004 and the Pacific National Exhibition have reached a tentative three-year agreement.

Read more

City walks away from pension talks: Refuses to Honour Our Deal

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:55
City walks away from pension talks: Refuses to Honour Our Deal

After calling employees back to the table for pension talks, the City has walked away from further negotiations.

Read more

Castlegar workers push city for more talks

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 21:16
Castlegar workers push city for more talks

It was standing-room only as members of CUPE 2262 filled the Castlegar City Council meeting Monday night.  Armed with Support Public Workers pins and cards, the members of the unit and supporters showed up to let the city know where they stand on contract negotiations. 

Read more

2013 Audited Financial Statements of CUPE

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:39
2013 Audited Financial Statements of CUPE

CUPE’s financial statements are independently audited by Deloitte & Touche.

Read more

International Youth Day - 12 August 2014

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:09
International Youth Day - 12 August 2014

The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health”. Public Services International (PSI) takes this opportunity to call on young workers to get involved in the trade union movement and on trade unions to reach out to youth.

Read more

CUPE to United Church: stand up for workers

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 14:46
CUPE to United Church: stand up for workers

CUPE President Paul Moist called on the United Church to “do the right thing” and negotiate with striking CUPE workers at its Naramata Centre.

Read more

Facing lockout, Black River-Matheson workers urge mayor and council: “Protect services for residents by returning to the bargaining table!”

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:40
Facing lockout, Black River-Matheson workers urge mayor and council: “Protect services for residents by returning to the bargaining table!”

Township employees expressed deep dismay at the decision of Black River-Matheson’s mayor and council to deprive local residents of public services by locking workers out of their jobs at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 11.

Read more

CUPE Manitoba celebrates major victory for assisted community living workers

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 15:50
CUPE Manitoba celebrates major victory for assisted community living workers

CUPE Local 3085, representing employees at Assisted Community Living Selkirk, has postponed a strike that was due to begin August 8, 2014. In a welcomed move to support Assisted Community Living (ACL) employees in Manitoba, the provincial government announced on August 7 that $6 million in new funding will be earmarked to ensure ACL workers, province-wide, receive fair wages for their important work in supporting Manitobans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Read more

CUPE files Federal Court challenge on Air Canada exemption from safety regulation

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:15
CUPE files Federal Court challenge on Air Canada exemption from safety regulation

CUPE is challenging a Transport Canada decision to exempt Air Canada from maintaining the current ratio of one flight attendant for every 40 passenger seats on the airlines flights.

Read more