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Day: September 19, 2019

Hamilton hospitals funding cuts will climb to $255M by 2023 under Ford Conservatives

Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future funding cuts to health care that in 2023, will climb to $255 million for Hamilton’s hospitals.  Looking at detailed fiscal information from…

CUPE BC executive board members participate in training to end violence, bullying and harassment.

On Saturday, members of CUPE BC’s executive board who are men or identify as male participated in the “Be more than a bystander” workshop aimed at ending male violence against women. CUPE National President Mark Hancock joined them for the session….

Affordable housing is a key election issue

CUPE believes that housing is a fundamental human right and that the federal government has a key role to play in ensuring that everyone has a safe and affordable roof over their head. But years of government inaction mean that…

Quebec blue-collar workers reach a tentative agreement

After more than fifty negotiating sessions, outside municipal workers in Quebec City represented by CUPE 1638 reached a tentative agreement with la Ville de Québec on Tuesday, September 17. The collective agreement was renewed for five years – from January 1, 2019 to December 31,…

CUPE 873-02, E-Comm bargaining talks go to mediation

The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator Trevor Sones to mediate contract talks between E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia and CUPE Local 873-02 (Emergency Dispatchers of BC), which represents more than 500 emergency dispatchers, call takers and support…

CUPE Nova Scotia and CUPE National endorse Christine Saulnier for Halifax in federal election

“Christine Saulnier doesn’t just talk the talk. She walks the walk and we are proud to endorse her as the candidate for Halifax in the upcoming federal election,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. CUPE National President Mark Hancock is…

CUPE appalled by photos and video of Trudeau in brownface and blackface

CUPE is appalled, and deeply disappointed, by the images of Justin Trudeau wearing brownface and blackface. These are racist actions which make a mockery of other cultures and ridicule the historical and modern-day struggles experienced by racialized people in Canada…

Global call for climate action on 27 September

A global week of climate action has been declared for 20-27 September 2019. These dates bracket an important United Nations summit on climate change. IndustriALL’s general secretary, Valter Sanches, says: “IndustriALL Global Union has fought for a Just Transition to…

Ericsson global trade union network moves forward

The Network was launched in April 2016 with the purpose of uniting Ericsson trade unions from around the world; sharing essential information and practices; protecting workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively; and engaging with the company in global dialogue. The network is a…

Karnataka garment workers demand agreed minimum wage

Frustration among garment workers in Karnataka has been growing as a government proposal of minimum wage revision in February in 2018 from Rs 8,346 (US$117) to Rs 12250 (US$ 171) per month was withdrawn within a month after intense lobby…