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Day: March 6, 2018

On March 8, CUPE joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day

Women, feminists and gender justice activists are ramping up the battle against gender-based violence and oppression. Women and survivors of gender-based violence continue to come forward and name the harm done. And they continue to confront and transform the systems…

Carleton University’s staff on the picket lines in defence of pensions

In a fight to protect their pension rights, administrative, technical and library staff at Carleton University began job action on Monday at 6 a.m. After negotiations with Carleton University broke off in the early hours of this morning, the union that represents…

Nan McFadgen calls for meaningful consultation surrounding Bill 72

On March, 5, CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen presented to the Law Amendments Committee on Bill 72, the most significant restructuring of Nova Scotia’s public education system in decades. In her presentation, she highlighted the need for meaningful consultation,…

Statement by Nan McFadgen on Bill 72, the Nova Scotia Education Reform Act

The following remarks were made by CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen before the Law Amendments Committee on Bill 72, the Education Reform Act, in the Nova Scotia Legislature on March 5. Good morning. My name is Nan McFadgen and I am the President…

Solidarity on display as York University Academic workers strike

After six months of fruitless bargaining, 3,000 academic workers at York University, members of CUPE 3903 are on strike for less. Less precarious employment and less of a university system that is far too reliant on short-term, precarious work with little…

Iran: 10 detained after protests over unpaid wages of 4,000 steel workers

The ten workers were reportedly seized by police at their homes on the night of 1 and 2 March on arrest warrants issued by Ahvaz prosecutor’s office. The reason for their arrest has not been given. Workers at the steel plant…

Algerian unions work towards increased gender equality

Algerian education unions are working with Education International to address gender equality issues in their unions as part of a capacity development programme. Two Algerian education unions – the Syndicat National des travailleurs et de la formation (UNPEF) and the…