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Day: October 1, 2019

CUPE concerned changes to pensions could be brought in through the back door

Today CUPE made an important submission on pensions to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI); the federal regulator who oversees pension plans. The submission highlights CUPE’s concerns that OSFI is quietly considering a major policy change that could…

CUPE Ontario OSBCU Job Action Statement

Today, more than 55,000 members of CUPE Ontario have begun legal job action to secure the education services students need at school. They are education workers, represented by CUPE’s Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU), working in our schools and…

Ambulance paramedics, dispatchers ratify new collective agreement

B.C.’s 4,500 ambulance paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers have voted to ratify a new three-year collective agreement, signing off on a tentative agreement reached on July 19 between the Health Employers Association of BC  and the Ambulance Paramedics & Ambulance…

DRC: EI and its affiliates campaign for free public education : Education International

While they welcomed the news that state sector primary education was to become completely free at the point of use when the government announced its decision to do away with school fees, teachers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

CUPE National Convention 2019 online tools available now

CUPE’s 29th biennial convention will be held October 7 to 11 in Montreal. We have prepared several tools to help you prepare for convention and to stay informed over the course of the week. Download our app You’ll find everything you need for the…

school collapse reveals the deadly toll of privatisation

Eight children died after a classroom collapsed at a private for-profit primary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi last week. Precious Talent Top School, as the private primary establishment is called, collapsed minutes after the start of the school day…

Indian unions call for sustainable trade and industrial policy

Meeting at a workshop in New Delhi on 25-26 September 2019, IndustriALL Global Union affiliates assessed the impact of India’s free trade regime across the manufacturing sector, including automobile, steel, coal, electrical and electronics, readymade garment and textiles, and chemicals….