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Day: June 21, 2019

50 Years of Struggle: CUPE LGBTQ2+ History

CUPE members fight for inclusion of sexual orientation in employer anti-discrimination policies, e.g. Toronto municipal and library workers. New CUPE “Standard Agreement” (model collective agreement language) emphasizes equality. National Convention calls on all governments to extend human rights protection to sexual orientation…

We did it! New ILO Convention on violence and harassment at work

The adoption of the Convention and Recommendation is a huge victory for workers and the trade union movement, which has been fighting for years to get an international labour instrument to address gender-based violence (GBV) in the world of work. The…

Study highlights value of public services

We all rely on public services, and now Statistics Canada has put a number on exactly how much value we get from public spending on health care, education, and other public services like housing, recreation and culture. The study found…

IndustriALL sexual harassment policy | IndustriALL

Statement of Principles Sexual harassment is a violation of human and trade union rights and dignity. IndustriALL Global Union is committed to provide a safe environment free of any form of sexual harassment during activities and meetings that it organizes,…

Sherbrooke municipal workers and bus drivers take action against contracting out

This past Monday, the CUPE locals that represent municipal outside workers and bus drivers in Sherbrooke, QC, held a day of action to protest the contracting out and privatization of public services. From 4 to 6 pm, they held a…

2019 Centenary International Labour Conference adopts new Convention and Recommendation on violence and harassment in the world of work

Education International warmly welcomes the historic move by the 108th Centenary International Labour Conference, which has just adopted a first of its kind global instrument: a Convention and Recommendation on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. The document…

Experts group explores transformation in the auto industry

The meeting was attended by experts from auto unions affiliated to IndustriALL: IF Metall in Sweden, IG Metall in Germany, the KMWU in Korea, the JAW in Japan, NUMSA in South Africa, Unifor in Canada, the UAW in the USA,…

Snow removal contracts beset by fraud in Montreal

Blue collar workers point out that they are the best bastion against corruption The Office of the Inspector General of the City of Montreal has cancelled two contracts worth more than $9.3 million with subcontractors providing snow removal services, after noticing…

Asia-Pacific unions call for day of action for trade justice

The union leaders were participating in a meeting on Asia-Pacific Trade and Industrial Policy, organized by IndustriALL Global Union and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) on 10-11 June 2019 in Singapore. They echoed the ten guiding principles of IndustriALL’s global…

CUPE 4992 K-12 maintenance workers reach tentative agreement with SD59

CUPE 4992 reached a tentative agreement yesterday with Peace River South schoold district (SD59). The agreement was reached in one bargaining session. CUPE 4992 President Darcy Whetter noted that the smaller local did not have a lot of requests and the employer…