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Day: September 3, 2019

CUPE 1761 achieves new contract with the Town of Placentia

Members of CUPE 1761, municipal workers with the Town of Placentia, NL, have finalized a new collective agreement with their employer today. The union successfully pushed back the zero wage increase offered by the town. The new contract includes wage increases and…

Toronto education workers call on TDSB trustees to announce real numbers of program cuts

The union that represents education workers at Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is charging the board with hiding the real numbers of the budget cuts that TDSB has made to programs and services and with under-reporting the true impact the…

With $8 billion in cuts coming, new report finds Huron Perth shorted 21 hospital beds, 140 staff

When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Stratford today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) show. For Doug Ford’s government to keep its proposed budget…

CUPE K-12 Local takes strike vote in Saanich, BC

CUPE 441 members who work in K-12 have taken a strike vote in support of their bargaining committee. Voting was held on nine occasions at two locations during the month of August, concluding on August 27. A large number of…

Return to school disrupted with a strike set for Tuesday, September 3 at UQAM

The first day of the 2019 fall session at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) will not take place. The university’s support employees will go on strike on September 3, 2019 at 12:01 am for 24 hours. “The university community…

Our Work in Your Community: CUPE Nova Scotia

In Nova Scotia, we look out for each other and, from Yarmouth to Meat Cove, CUPE is looking out for you. You can find us providing service in hospitals; supporting seniors, children and people with disabilities; and working in our schools,…

CUPE 173 K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

CUPE 173, K-12 support workers at School District 74 in the northern Fraser Canyon reached a tentative agreement on August 28 following five sessions of bargaining that began in July. “Because this time we actually could bargain, and both sides wanted…

Boots on the Ground: CUPE NL Tour Dates

Calling all CUPE members in Newfoundland and Labrador! Please join President Sherry Hillier, Lead Negotiator Ed White, and Regional Director Jacquie Bramwell for one of these very important meetings. They hope to meet with and hear from every member at stops…

Labour Day 2019: keeping up the fight for a more inclusive Canada

As summer draws to a close and Labour Day weekend approaches, we celebrate the long list of collective achievements across our 56-year history, our successes over the past year, and the power and potential of worker solidarity for our future…

Ford government “worse than Mike Harris”: Durham Region shorted 40 hospital beds

When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative (PC) government is “worse than Mike Harris” new data reports released in Oshawa today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For Doug Ford’s government to keep its proposed…

Educators express solidarity with all those affected by Hurricane Dorian

The Bahamas: Educators express solidarity with all those affected by Hurricane Dorian Education International stands in solidarity with our colleagues, students and all communities impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian has caused massive flooding in the Bahamas,…

educators set up a trade union to open social dialogue and improve teachers’ conditions

Crowning a global development cooperation initiative, the 4th Congress of the Organizaçao Nacional dos Professores modified the organisation’s constitution to become a trade union able to engage in social dialogue and improve teachers’ working and living conditions. The main objective…