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Day: October 2, 2019

UVic sessional lecturers reach tentative agreement

The union representing sessional lecturers at the University of Victoria (UVic) has reached a tentative agreement that addresses low wages and job security. CUPE 4163 Component 3 reached the agreement after two days of mediation, and months of protracted talks. “It was…

Oil and gas unions in Indonesia unite to organize

The meeting, which was the first of its kind, included representatives from IndustriALL affiliates, FSP KEP-KSPI, CEMWU, FSPPB and the Federation of Oil & Gas SARBUMUS. Together, their members include workers at Air Liquide, Linde, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Pertamina, Chevron, Geoservices,…

As Ontario education workers give notice of walkout, CUPE urges province, trustees to focus on reaching a deal that secures services for students

In the face of mounting evidence that school boards are using education workers’ work-to-rule job action as an excuse to cut programs, services and staffing in Ontario schools, the union that represents these workers gave the required five days’ notice…

Victory for workers as shipyard is saved

The shipyard in Northern Ireland that built the Titanic, Harland and Wolff, has been saved with investment and a programme of future work to follow, by UK company InfraStrata. Harland and Wolff went into administration on 6 August, putting 120…

National Executive Board Highlights – September 2019

Our National Executive Board met September 17 – 19, 2019 in Ottawa. These are the highlights of their deliberations and decisions. In Memory The National Executive Board (NEB) observed a minute of silence to reflect onthe members of our CUPE family lost…

Northside Guest Home long-term care workers take strike vote

Members of CUPE 1876, workers employed by the Northside Guest Home in North Sydney, voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike at a meeting held September 25, 2019. “It’s been very disappointing that the employer has not taken our…

With many troubling allegations tied to closure of Hamilton/Niagara forensic pathology, CUPE calls on Conservatives to launch independent review

CUPE is calling on the provincial Conservatives to launch an independent review of the decision to close forensic pathology services in the Hamilton/Niagara region. “There are too many troubling allegations surrounding the motivations behind the closure to forge ahead,” says Dave…