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Day: May 3, 2019

CUPE 905 celebrates in-house snow clearing in Richmond Hill, ON

CUPE municipal workers in Richmond Hill, ON are pleased the town is expanding its windrow clearing services and bringing the work in-house. A windrow is the snow ridge left by plows at the end of a driveway. In March, town council…

Goal is to preserve and enhance services for students, say Ontario education workers heading into bargaining

As school boards across Ontario suffer deep and destructive cuts at the hands of the provincial government, CUPE’s 55,000 education workers are heading to the bargaining table. But as they give notice to bargain, they will also be giving notice to…

New Brunswick nursing home workers occupy minister’s office

For the past three days, the office of New Brunswick’s minister of social development in Fredericton has seen more activity than usual. That’s because members of the New Brunswick Council of Nursing Home Unions have been staging a peaceful occupation…

CUPE cleared for takeoff to represent WestJet Encore flight attendants

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has been certified by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to represent approximately 600 flight attendants at WestJet Encore. With the majority of Encore flight attendants having signed cards in support of unionization,…

Hong Kong, Indonesia: global support for Myanmar hotel workers fighting for rights

IIn March, IUF members around the world showed support for 6 imprisoned leaders and members of our affiliate HLOB in Burma. The 6 are now free after serving their sentences, but IUF affiliates worldwide are taking action in support of…

Los Mineros demand union representation at LafargeHolcim Mexico

A total of 12 workers at LafargeHolcim Apasco cement plant have lost their jobs for executing their right to join a union of their choice, in 2017 and more recently in April 2019. Los Mineros are appealing to the labour…