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Day: September 17, 2019

CUPE 593 K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

CUPE 593 President Faye Howell said that bargaining was respectful, and that the employer wanted to listen. The local’s bargaining committee included both fairly experienced and new people, who worked together well. “I’m really proud of the work we did. Everyone…

Members in the Kootenays meet and learn

CUPE’s Kootenay District Council (KDC) met in Creston, BC from September 4 to September 7 to take care of business and upgrade their skills. The KDC executive kicked things off with an all-day session where they planned education for upcoming…

Appropriate funding for ICT in educational settings still needed

Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft expresses concern regarding the gap between the allocated 5.5 billion euros announced by the federal government and the 21 billion euros required to ensure the minimum equipment of all general and vocational schools until 2024. Insufficiently…

Engineering the future: mechanical engineering unions confront challenges

The meeting brings IndustriALL Global Union affiliates together to develop a collective action plan for the next four years. A major part of the discussion focused on the climate crisis. Because the sector develops both processes and products for transport,…

Historic demonstration and massive support for UQAM strikers

This morning, the 1800 support employees at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) staged a huge demonstration in front of the management offices of the university before heading off to rally again at the Ministry of Education offices. The event…

IUF and AccorInvest agreement on fighting sexual harassment

The IUF and the French-based transnational hotel chain AccorInvest have signed an agreement on measures to fight sexual harassment at work. The agreement was signed on July 15 by IUF General Secretary Sue Longley and AccorInvest CEO John Ozinga, in…

K-12 support workers in Okanagan-Similkameen reach tentative agreement

CUPE 523, K-12 support workers at School District 53 in Okanagan-Similkameen reached a tentative agreement after five sessions of bargaining that began in early June. The tentative agreement was reached Tuesday following a 14-hour bargaining marathon. CUPE 523 Acting President Tammie…

The FTQ invites itself to the election campaign in Trois-Rivières and Berthier−Maskinongé

The Quebec Federation of Labour (FTQ) will be tracking candidates from the various federal parties during the election campaign to promote four key issues: universal public drug insurance, a green economy, true tax fairness, and an effective employment insurance program. “We…