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Day: September 11, 2019

What’s wrong with the word ‘public’? CUPE suspects UCP has an agenda

CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill smells a rat. “Taking the word ‘public’ out of the names of public-school districts makes no sense, and is of such little value I have to believe something else is at play.” The leader of the 38,000…

CUPE AB disappointed in court decision

The President of CUPE Alberta is disappointed in the court ruling removing the injunction against Bill 9 – the Kenney Government legislation that rewrites collective agreements of many public sector workers. President Rory Gill said Alberta union members have a right to…

Kamloops school fire heartbreaking for community

Parents, children, support staff and teachers are trying to come to terms with a fire that burned down Parkcrest Elementary School on Thursday night. Two custodians and a teacher were inside the school when the fire broke out in one…

Feds consider for-profit schemes to address opioid epidemic

The federal government is considering a Social Impact Bond (SIB) to address the opioid crisis. This would allow private investors to profit from the health care and social services necessary to address this national health crisis. SIBs are a new form…

CUPE 5512 members vote to reject employer’s final offer

After three days of voting in over 15 communities, CUPE 5512 members who work for the Prairie South School Division, SK, have voted overwhelmingly (89 per cent) to reject the employer’s final offer. “This is a clear message that our members are…

CUPE offers one-day election workshop ahead of 2019 federal election

CUPE will once again be offering a one-day election workshop “Using Our Power at Election Time” for CUPE members and allies to learn more about the 2019 federal election and what they can do to make a positive difference in our politics…