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Day: February 14, 2018

Support staff at Halifax Regional School Board ratify contract

CUPE 5047 is pleased to announce that members voted 96 per cent in favour of ratifying a collective agreement in meetings that took place February 10 and 11, 2018. CUPE 5047 represents school board support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board. “It’s our…

CUPE welcomes RCMP telecom operators and intercept monitor analysts

RCMP telecom operators and intercept monitor analysts have voted to join CUPE, according to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FSLREB). The results of the representation vote were not disclosed, but the FPSLREB expects to formally certify…

FAO Report confirms what people of Ontario already knew – sale of Hydro One was wrong

The report by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer (FAO) proves what the people of Ontario have always known, that the sale of Hydro One is bad for the province, says Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. The report uncovered that though the…

Workers at the CISSS-Bas-Saint-Laurent are close to burnout

CUPE 5007 is denouncing the untenable situation that patients and personnel have been enduring since the mergers that resulted in the creation of the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent (CISSS–BSL). The union has noted that the…

North Bay nurse fired for speaking out about violence ordered back to work by arbitrator with full compensation

An Ontario arbitrator has ruled that Sue McIntyre, a North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) nurse fired by the hospital after she spoke about workplace violence at a nursing conference and was quoted in a union media release, should get…

The Council of Global Unions condemns attacks on labour rights

The Council of Global Unions held its 12th meeting with a clear message in support of its members and against the attacks on trade union rights. During its annual meeting on 13 February in Paris, the Council of Global Unions…

More than 100 brands sign 2018 Transition Accord in Bangladesh

As of today, 101 brands have signed the 2018 Transition Accord, which goes into effect when the 2013 Bangladesh Accord expires in May. The 2018 agreement currently covers more than 1,200 factories and at least 2 million workers. With new…

Launch of first-ever independent federation of food workers in Indonesia

On February 2 and 3, sixteen independent unions came together in Yogyakarta to form the first ever independent union federation of food workers in Indonesia, FSBMM. Representing 20 years of organizing, fighting and winning together, the creation of this federation…