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CUPE municipal workers urge CBRM Council to proceed with caution on budget cuts

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:51
(Sydney) – The union representing three groups of municipal workers in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is urging the mayor and council to proceed with caution on budget cuts and possible service reductions.

Redacted P3 school information troubling

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:21
Despite providing assurances that the process surrounding its push to privatize the building of new schools through public-private partnerships (P3s) would be transparent, the response to an Access to Information Request demonstrates the Provincial Government is going to great lengths to shroud its P3 plans in secrecy.

Protect, strengthen and expand health care; town hall meeting in Winnipeg

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:10
Manitoba is facing a $1.4 billion cut to health care funding by the federal government over the next ten years. By refusing to sign a new health accord with the provinces, the federal government is abandoning its responsibility to protect quality public health care services for all Manitobans.

New contract reached between CUPE LPNs and Breton Ability Centre in Sydney

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:07
(Sydney) – Another union contract has been reached between Breton Ability Centre in Sydney and a group of its employees, this time it’s LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) in CUPE Local 1478.

Make CUPE stronger: Support the member survey

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:19
CUPE’s launching a survey that will help build a stronger, more inclusive CUPE– and every local has a leadership role to play.

Breakfast by the numbers with Paul Moist

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 16:41
Close to 100 delegates attended the economic breakfast at CUPE BC Convention Friday morning. “The Conservatives claim Canada’s economy and job market are outperforming other major nations. If that’s true,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist, “then for whom?”

Work week ruling sends community health employers back to Square 1

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 19:35
Employers who failed to follow a fair and negotiated process to transition employees to a 37.5 hour work week will have to start over, according to an arbitrator's ruling issued this week.

Moist: Our ultimate power is our solidarity

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:39
CUPE National President Paul Moist began his address to delegates at CUPE BC’s 51st annual convention with a nod to the solidarity demonstrated by CUPE across the country to members in B.C. facing very tough disputes over the past year.

CUPE Nova Scotia says new spending scandal at Alberta Superboard should be red flag for McNeil

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:49
(Truro) – CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says new figures out of Alberta that show the health care superboard there is spending more than $460,000 dollars a day on consultants should be a red flag for the McNeil government.

CUPE school board workers at Chignecto-Central Regional School Board ratify mediated deal

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:04
(Truro) – More than 400 CUPE bus drivers, custodians and tradespeople at the Chignecto Central Regional School Board have ratified a settlement in their contract talks.

CUPE outside workers react to St. John’s snow-clearing criticisms

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 14:27
The union representing outside workers with the City of St. John’s says it would like to set the record straight on recent snow-clearing efforts.

Maple Hill Manor employees ratify new contract

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:08
(New Waterford) - CUPE nursing home workers at Maple Hill Manor in New Waterford have ratified a new contract with their employer.

Portland Hotel Society staff committed to continuing vital work

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 22:44
Portland Hotel Society staffers are committed to continuing the vital work of the society’s many projects, facilities and services in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside despite the recent changes to the PHS’s board of directors and senior management.

Moose Jaw police support workers reject contract with 82 per cent vote

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 18:00
MOOSE JAW – Members of CUPE Local 9 who provide police support services in Moose Jaw have voted with 82 per cent majority against the final contract offer from the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners.

Construction of the new Champlain Bridge - CUPE urges Quebec to take back control

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:31
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on Quebec party leaders and elected officials of the Montréal Metropolitan Community to take back control of the Champlain Bridge file. While the Harper Government launches a Request for Qualifications for the construction of a new bridge, CUPE advocates the formation of a common front against Ottawa. For CUPE, there is only one way to end the lack of clarity: include Quebec and the municipalities at the heart of the process.

CUPE BC supports library conference

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:41
The 2014 BC Library Association conference themed Hello,World! opened last night with a keynote speech by award-winning author and engaging storyteller Ivan Coyote.

Montreal 2014: CLC Convention

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:45
The countdown is on for the Canadian Labour Congress’ triennial convention, May 5 – 9 in Montreal. CLC conventions are a wonderful time for union members from across Canada to share successes and find new ways to strengthen the labour movement.

McNeil government’s latest anti-strike bill a full frontal attack on labour – CUPE Nova Scotia

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 00:28
The McNeil Government’s latest anti-strike bill – Bill 37 – is being described as a full frontal attack on labour by CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh.

Health care providers warn of over $1 billion in federal funding cuts to Saskatchewan with expiry of Health Accord

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:25
Today marks the end to stable health care funding with the expiry of Canada’s Health Accord which will lead to cuts of $1.1 billion to Saskatchewan’s share of Federal Government funding over ten years beginning in 2017.

Demonstrations Organized Calling for the New Health Accord

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:06
Manitobans will be demonstrating outside the constituency offices of Conservative Members of Parliament in Winnipeg, on Monday, March 31st, calling for a new federal Health Accord.