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Day: May 22, 2018

Nova Scotia Councils of Health Care Unions ratify agreement with NSHA and IWK

After more than 18 months of negotiations, over 40 bargaining dates, multiple pieces of Liberal anti-labour legislation and countless protests, members of the Health Care Councils of Unions have voted 92% to ratify an agreement put forward by the Province. This…

CUPE 998 looks forward to advocating for members with new Efficiency Manitoba Board

CUPE 998 congratulates the new board appointed to govern Efficiency Manitoba and looks forward to productive conversations in the future. “Our members want some certainty about their futures,” said Chris Mravinec, CUPE 998 President. “We hope that this board will be transparent and…

CUPE will now represent over 1,900 staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre

More than 1,900 Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) staff have voted to be represented by CUPE, Canada’s largest health care union. Clerical staff, registered practical nurses and care aides, porters, dietary, environmental, trades and other services staff at both KHSC sites (Kingston…

Voluntary Blood Donations Act receives unanimous support in B.C.

On May 17, the Voluntary Blood Donations Act passed in British Columbia with unanimous support from all parties. The legislation prohibits private companies from paying individuals for their blood and plasma province-wide. CUPE applauds the NDP government for acting to…

Korean union leader Han Sang-gyun released from prison

Brother Han served two years, five months and 12 days of a five-year sentence on charges related to protesting the corruption of the government of former President Park Geun-hye. Former KCTU general secretary Sister Lee Young-Joo remains in prison. Brother…

Pakistan: victims of Ali enterprises factory fire begin to receive compensation

22.05.2018 In September 2012, over 250 workers were killed and 50 more suffered serious injuries in a fire at the Ali Enterprises garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan. Now, after almost six years, victims have started receiving compensation payments based on…

Unions at Gerdau recommit to global struggle for workers’ rights

This was the decision of the Gerdau workers’ world council, which brings together unions representing Gerdau workers across the Americas, at its recent meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Gerdau, the largest steel company headquartered in the Americas, is reducing…