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Day: May 2, 2018

May is Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s and was officially recognized by the federal government in May 2002. Every year at this time, CUPE celebrates the contributions that members of Asian communities have made to Canada. We…

Sherry Hillier newly elected President of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador

Delegates at the 44th annual division convention elected Sherry Hillier as the new President of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador, in St. John’s on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. As a licensed practical nurse, Hillier has worked in long-term care for 24 years. She has been involved…

Executive Committee calls for greater solidarity

The meeting heard from trade union leaders directly affected by government oppression in Belarus and Algeria. There were also calls to better implement global framework agreements (GFAs) in companies that violate fundamental workers’ rights. “We must use GFAs to confront…

Executive Committee calls for greater solidarity

The meeting heard from trade union leaders directly affected by government oppression in Belarus and Algeria. There were also calls to better implement global framework agreements (GFAs) in companies that violate fundamental workers’ rights. “We must use GFAs to confront…

Effective school leadership should top global and national policy agendas

Supporting quality, inclusive and supportive school leadership should at the top of global and national development and education policy agendas. This was the call from education union officials, school leaders, educational leadership experts, policy makers and partners at the school…

Pakistan: Shipbreaking workers win union rights

02.05.2018 In a significant achievement, workers at so called re-rolling mills near Pakistan’s Gadani ship-breaking yard have received union registration and are now formally recognised as a collecive bargaining agent. The re-rolling mills downstream from Gadani shipbreaking yard use the…

Foundation laid for WestRock world trade union alliance

02.05.2018 WestRock trade union colleagues from US, Asia, Europe, Australia and Latin America, met on 20 April in London, UK. The meeting adopted a plan to establish a global alliance of all unions representing WestRock employees around the world. A…