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Day: June 12, 2019

Fighting poverty wages in Zimbabwe

Lameck Chineuruve, an artisan at the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company, has worked for the power company for 11 years and earns less than seven years ago. “In 2012, I earned US$800 per month, but currently I earn less than US$200….

Hamilton CUPE member wins province-wide skilled trades award

Jim Johnston, a long-time plumber and steam fitter at the General Hospital campus of Hamilton Health Sciences, is being feted on Tuesday night for helping to keep mostly hidden piping and equipment systems in top notch form.   Johnston is the winner…

French court orders Saint-Gobain to pay compensation to Oise workers

According to the court verdict, the company must pay compensation of 20,000 euro to each worker for “psychological harm” resulting from their exposure to asbestos in previous years. According to media reports, the council of labour judges ruled that the…

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District workers issue 72-hour strike notice

Workers at the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) in BC served 72-hours strike notice Friday following more than seven months of bargaining. The outstanding issue between the workers and the district is fair treatment of casual and temporary staff. “We have long-serving,…

Inclusive quality public education crucial in ending child labour

On the occasion of the 2019 World Day against Child Labour on 12 June, Education International General Secretary David Edwards has emphasised that “inclusive quality public education is the key to eradicating child labour”. Around the world, education unions play…

Peterborough VON home care staff reach tentative contract

A fruitful day of mediation on Monday, June 10 has resulted in a new tentative collective agreement between home care and other health staff who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 4419 and the Victorian Order…

Unions launch campaign calling on Sask Party government to provide multi-year funding to Community-Based Organizations

Community workers represented by SGEU, SEIU-West, and CUPE Saskatchewan are asking Saskatchewan people to lend their voices in support of their call on the Saskatchewan government to provide multi-year funding to our province’s Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). “CBOs provide vital services…

Comox Valley Early Years and K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

Early Years and K-12 workers who are members of CUPE 439 reached a tentative agreement with School District #71 last week. According to CUPE 439 President Denise Bullock, it was a productive and energetic round of bargaining. She noted that working…

CUPE Swoops in to represent final group of WestJet flight attendants

The Canadian Union of Public Employees has been certified to represent flight attendants at Swoop, a fully owned subsidiary of WestJet. CUPE has previously been certified by the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to represent flight attendants at Westjet mainline and Encore, Westjet’s…