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Day: May 8, 2018

Statement from CUPE National President Mark Hancock on Ontario Bill 70

CUPE National President Mark Hancock made the following statement on the Ontario government’s Bill 70: The Canadian Union of Public Employees is disappointed at the Ontario Liberal government’s attempt to force back-to-work legislation on our 3,000 members at York University on…

Flawed Liberal anti-terror legislation adds new problems

The Trudeau government tabled Bill C‑59, the National Security Act, last June. They claimed it would fix the “problematic aspects” of Stephen Harper’s Bill C‑51 which undermined civil liberties in Canada. Bill C‑51 handed sweeping new powers to Canada’s spy…

Kenney’s tax proposals a gift to the rich

Jason Kenney’s proposal to bring back a flat tax is a gift to Albertans making high salaries, but it won’t put a dime into the pockets of regular Alberta families, said CUPE Alberta President Marle Roberts today. On the weekend, delegates…

Liberals and Tories team up in attempt to violate rights of striking York University Instructors showing their ‘true colours”

On the eve of the Provincial Legislature’s dissolution ahead of a June election, the head of CUPE Ontario called a failed last-minute effort by the governing Liberals and the Opposition PC Party to force striking academic workers at York University…

CUPE calls for end to Moncton water privatization

After 20 years of privatization, Moncton city council has the opportunity to take back control of the city’s drinking water treatment plant. On Monday, May 7, CUPE called on the city to develop a plan to run and maintain this…

Educators confront Pearson for funding profit driven Bridge International Academies

Education activists, teachers and global union leaders went to London to urge shareholders at the Pearson Annual General Meeting to stop funding Bridge International Academies, a for-profit company that makes money by shortchanging the education of thousands of at risk…

Unions demand LafargeHolcim keeps its word and respects workers’ lives

IndustriALL Global Union, the Building and Wood Workers’ International, the European Federation of Building and Wood Workers and Swiss affiliate Unia were joined by representatives of LafargeHolcim workers from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Uganda and the USA….

Young workers forum launched in South Africa

08.05.2018 The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), to which IndustriALL Global Union affiliates – the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union, the National Union of Mineworkers, and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union…

CUPE NL members support SKS Child Care Centre with $22,500 donation

This week, during the CUPE Newfoundland Labrador annual convention, members and locals came together to raise funds for the creation of the SKS Child Care Centre to be built in St. John’s, NL. In all, $22,500 was raised to support Susan…

Negotiation – not arbitration – key to resolving York University Strike, says CUPE 3903

The path to resolving a nine-week labour dispute at York University requires negotiation, not arbitration, the union representing 3,000 striking academic workers said today. “We reiterate the call we have repeatedly made over the past eight weeks for York University to…

Haida Gwaii School District to bring buses in house

CUPE Local 2020 will have new members driving school buses in Haida Gwaii next school year, as School District 50 has decided not to renew its contract with private company First Student Canada and will instead bring student transportation in house….

K-12 Presidents Council holds three-day meeting

The K-12 Presidents Council met May 1 – 3 in Burnaby. CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and Secretary Treasurer Trevor Davies attended. Faoro brought greetings from CUPE BC and announced that the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education will, for…

National Nursing Week 2018 and Personal Support Worker Day

National Nursing Week – May 7 to May 13 – is an opportunity to recognize nurses for keeping the pulse of Canada’s health care system strong. It is also a time to celebrate Care Aides, Continuing Care Assistants and Personal…