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PC Leadership candidates embrace LRT without considering funding implications

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PC Leadership candidates embrace LRT without considering funding implications

All three Tory candidates seeking to replace Alison Redford as premier are firmly on board with mass transit as a priority; however, Jim Prentice, Thomas Lukaszuk and Ric McIver cannot unanimously agree on a method of funding. 

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CUPE lauds Minister for approving hub school model

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:40
CUPE lauds Minister for approving hub school model

The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, is pleased to see the Minister of Education approve in principle the Hub School Model, as recommended by the School Review Process Study Report.

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New agreement ratified for CUPE 2058 in the City of Langley

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:18
New agreement ratified for CUPE 2058 in the City of Langley

CUPE 2058 and the City of Langley have ratified a new collective agreement. 

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Real solutions needed to address crisis in developmental services, say frontline workers

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 16:05
Real solutions needed to address crisis in developmental services, say frontline workers

Mandated to develop a comprehensive developmental services strategy to address the urgent needs of those with an intellectual disability in Ontario, the committee was due to release their findings earlier this May, but the call for a provincial election halted their work.

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CUPE Ontario leaders join frontline workers in rally against care-hour cuts at Frost Manor long-term residence

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:26
CUPE Ontario leaders join frontline workers in rally against care-hour cuts at Frost Manor long-term residence

Beginning next month, residents of local long-term care home Frost Manor will receive 75 fewer hours of care biweekly, on top of the loss of 112 personal support hours biweekly last August.

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Celebrate Labour Day with CUPE

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:19
Celebrate Labour Day with CUPE Sep 1, 2014 Across Canada

Labour Day is more than just a great day to get together with friends and family.  It is also a day to celebrate the important contributions we have made as a movement to our economy and to our communities. Check out the Canadian Labour Congress’ list to find out where you can join CUPE in your community on Labour Day and contact your district labour council for details on their event.

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Solidarity water convoy to Detroit

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:31
Solidarity water convoy to Detroit Jul 24, 2014 Meet at Basic Foods, 880 Goyeau St, Windsor, ON

Join the @CouncilofCDNs water convoy with #CUPE to Detroit on July 24. #detroitwater 

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Save our health care: Town hall meeting in Charlottetown

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:00
Save our health care: Town hall meeting in Charlottetown Aug 26, 2014 Charlottetown, PEI

Health care town hall meeting in Charlottetown

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Regina civic employees shocked by pension announcement

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 21:41
Regina civic employees shocked by pension announcement

Regina - Employees enrolled in the Regina Civic Pension Plan are shocked by the news that the Deputy Superintendent of Pensions is considering cancelling their pension plan, considering the fact that a deal has been reached and only needs a final push to be implemented.

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Canadian Blood Services join CUPE

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:27
Canadian Blood Services join CUPE

Employees from Canadian Blood Services has successfully voted to join CUPE 1846. CUPE Local 1846 currently represents Canadian Blood Services employees in both Calgary and Lethbridge, and with this vote, it will now include Edmonton and Red Deer.  

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Case study: Alberta P3 schools

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:14
Case study: Alberta P3 schools

The Alberta government is using expensive and risky public-private partnerships (P3s) to build much-needed new public schools. To date, 18 have opened and 14 more are under construction. Corporations are also bidding on another 12 that are in development. The Canadian Union of Public Employees has looked into the community costs and consequences of the Alberta Conservative government’s school privatization policy. Since the first schools opened in 2010, parents, workers and school board officials have identified many problems with Alberta P3 schools. The P3 model for schools is not new. Nor is it successful.

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Case study: Ray Friel recreation centre P3

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:37
Case study: Ray Friel recreation centre P3

Over its 21-year life, Ottawa’s Ray Friel Centre has had both public and private operators. The Canadian Union of Public Employees has looked into the community costs and consequences of privatizing operations and maintenance at the Ray Friel Centre – interviewing people who work in and use the facility. This is a summary of a longer article documenting the problems with this P3 recreation facility, and the benefits of publicly-delivered recreation services.

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Building solidarity across borders

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 20:06
Building solidarity across borders

The growth and strength of unions in Canada and the United States helped build the middle-class, and unions on both sides of the border must increase efforts to pursue social justice at home and around the world. This was the message Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, brought to the AFSCME 41st international convention in Chicago. 

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Israel/Palestine: An immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:28
Israel/Palestine: An immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations

Public Services International is calling for an immediate long-lasting ceasefire and return to negotiations in the Israel and Palestine conflict.

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CUPE “Superbugs” tour targets Dragon Boat Festival

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:36
CUPE “Superbugs” tour targets Dragon Boat Festival

CUPE hospital workers will be handing out free hand sanitizers at the Dragon Boat Festival in Sydney this Saturday, to raise awareness about Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs), often referred to as “Superbugs”. HAIs are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.

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Profiles of Canada’s public-private partnership industry

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 18:26
Profiles of Canada’s public-private partnership industry

These corporate profiles are a series on the primary private water and wastewater services providers involved in the public-private partnership (P3) market in Canada.

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CBRM “Worst Pothole” contest winner announced!

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:59
CBRM “Worst Pothole” contest winner announced!

A pothole on Norwood Avenue in Ashby has scooped up first prize in the CUPE-sponsored CBRM Worst Pothole Contest. In the winning photo, submitted by Sandra Bobyk, residents of Norwood have tried to repair the pothole themselves with chunks of asphalt!

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Positive steps in budget, but wrong direction

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:58
Positive steps in budget, but wrong direction

Today’s Ontario budget includes several positive steps for developmental services, low-wage earners and tax fairness, but secretively delivers a nasty right hook to Ontarians. “There are several positives in this budget, but it still takes the wrong direction. It is paving the way for the privatization of public assets and services, and deep cuts to many programs,” said Fred Hahn, president of the CUPE Ontario.

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Ontario’s twice-tabled budget a double dose of campus disappointment

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:24
Ontario’s twice-tabled budget a double dose of campus disappointment

As it did when it was first tabled ten weeks ago, the Provincial Budget, tabled yesterday in Ontario’s Legislature, continues to shortchange students, staff and the communities that host the province’s universities, local and provincial leadership from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) warned today. “The Wynne government has now tabled the same budget twice, and that’s a double dose of disappointment for students, their families, as well as our members,” said Janice Folk-Dawson, chair of the Ontario University Workers’ Coordinating Committee (OUWCC), which speaks for university workers represented by CUPE in Ontario.

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