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Day: December 13, 2017

Ontario P3 program draws auditor’s fire – again

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are once again drawing the criticism of Ontario’s auditor general, in her 2017 annual report. In 2014, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s wide-ranging report exposed major problems with Infrastructure Ontario’s entire P3 privatization program, known in the province…

Unions call for Universal Pharmacare Program

Pharmacare: A plan for everyone The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and allies are hosting a series of townhall meetings in communities across the country to spotlight the need for Canada to introduce a public, universal Pharmacare program for everyone. Canada is…

“Progressive” trade requires more than just titles and talking points

 This is a republication of an editorial by CUPE National President Mark Hancock which appeared in the Toronto Star on December 11, 2017. Look in any direction on Canada’s international trade landscape today, and you’ll find a situation in barely-controlled chaos…

Retooled CPP expansion still punishes parents and disabled Canadians

CUPE is calling on the Trudeau government to match its rhetoric with action when it comes to addressing the serious gap in the 2016 CPP expansion. The proposed fix to the government’s plan announced Monday at the meeting of Canada’s…

CUPE Manitoba supports Bear Clan Patrol and the Coalition for Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba

On Monday, CUPE Manitoba presented the Winnipeg Bear Clan Patrol a gift of 100 blankets for the community. CUPE Manitoba also presented a financial contribution to the Coalition for Families of Missing and Murdered Women in Manitoba’s 6th annual Christmas Party for MMIWG Families….

Parliamentary committee says keep airports public

Add the House of Commons finance committee to the growing list of groups calling for Canada’s major airports not to be privatized. The recommendation comes in the House of Commons finance committee’s report from its pre-budget consultations. The committee calls…

ArcelorMittal coal miners on strike in Kazakhstan

The strike started on 11 December when about 200 coal miners decided not to return to the surface after the end of their shift at four mines owned by ArcelorMittal. Workers at the mine are represented by IndustriALL affiliate Trade Union…

Minimum wage win for unions in Mauritius

The new monthly minimum wage announced in parliament on 8 December is Rs 8,140 (US$232) but various compensation payments by the government or the Mauritius Revenue Authority will mean that all workers will take home Rs 9,000. “I can assure…

Education International demands Iranian academic’s immediate release

Education International demands Iranian academic’s immediate release Topics in this post: Firmly standing behind Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali, Education International reiterates the need for affiliates to join in the call for his immediate release from jail. Education International (EI), as…