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Day: February 5, 2018

Operation of the future Desjardins sports complex in Rimouski is a victory for transparency and efficiency

CUPE applauds the City of Rimouski’s decision to manage the day-to-day operations of its new Desjardins sports complex. City-run is the best choice in terms of transparency, in-house expertise and the local economy. “Rimouski’s city workers are proud to take over…

Workers’ rights prevail once again in the Supreme Court

On February 1, 2018, the nation’s highest court endorsed the union position that the duty to accommodate is applicable in the case of workplace injury. CUPE was an intervenor in the case. That means unions must now ensure that the rights…

Surfing the wave of uprising for women’s rights globally

Women’s economic and political empowerment was at the heart of presentations by key speakers at the opening of Education International’s Third World Women’s Conference. Claim your space “We will not be silent anymore.” That is the rallying cry of…

Who do Ontarians want to respond when they call 911? – 83 per cent say ambulance paramedics, not fire for medical response

A new provincial poll shows that Ontarians aren’t on board for recent Liberal government changes that would redirect 911 medical calls away from paramedic ambulance services to fire departments.  If they had to make a 911 call for medical assistance for themselves or…

Union reaches tentative deal with Halifax Regional School Board

Support staff represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE 5047, is pleased to announce that the union has reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the Halifax Regional School Board, on Thursday, February 1, 2018. No further details will…

Overload and burnout are affecting every position in Quebec’s health care system

Recent news shows that nurses in Quebec’s health care system are experiencing serious difficulties in their work. This is also true for other health care employees. For example, CUPE is seeing an alarming spike in work overload, burnout and stress…

IndustriALL and global unions protest against trials of Algerian trade union leaders

05.02.2018 Global unions IndustriALL, ITUC, PSI and IUF, representing some 200 million workers, delivered a letter to the permanent mission of Algeria in Geneva, Switzerland, today (5 February), to protest against the repression of independent trade union leaders in Algeria….

Belarus: Being unemployed continues to be workers’ fault!

The new decree No.1 “On promotion of employment of population”, adopted on 25 January 2018, replaces heavily criticized decree No. 3 “On prevention of social dependency”, dubbed ‘decree on social parasitism’, which resulted in mass protests in the beginning of…

International unions press Algerian government to respect trade union rights

On February 5, an international trade union delegation of representatives of the IUF, our sister internationals PSI and IndustriAll and the ITUC delivered a letter to the government of Algeria at the country’s Geneva embassy condemning the ongoing repression of…

Win for Bajaj Auto workers in India

On 29 January, Bajaj Auto workers took action against management’s delaying tactics over unfair terminations and wage revision, and went on a hunger strike. There was massive participation of Bajaj autoworkers in the Chakan and Akurdi plants, along with their…