Day: June 26, 2019

CUPE 779 K-12 Sea to Sky workers reach tentative agreement

CUPE 779 K-12 Sea to Sky support workers in BC reached a tentative agreement on June 21 following seven bargaining sessions with the employer. CUPE 779 President Andrea Smith said that bargaining was respectful on both sides and had high praise for her bargaining committee….

CUPE joins disability rights groups in celebrating the new Accessible Canada Act

On June 21, 2019, the Accessible Canada Act (Bill C-81) became law. This comes after years of activism by disability justice advocates, who pushed hard for meaningful federal laws to make sure persons with disabilities can exercise their full human rights. …

K-12 support workers in Bulkley Valley ratify tentative agreement

CUPE 2145 K-12 support workers at seven schools in Smithers, Telkwa and Houston BC have ratified a tentative agreement on June 24, following bargaining that began in April.  “I couldn’t be prouder of our bargaining team – they were great. We all worked really…

It’s our victory – ILO adopts new global standards to combat violence and harassment in the world of work

The IUF wholeheartedly welcomes the adoption on June 21 of new global standards on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work. The Convention and Recommendation, adopted at the 2019 International Labour Conference, are the outcome of sustained mobilization and…