CUPE National

Canada’s justice system is not working for Indigenous peoples. With the recent not-guilty verdicts given in two separate murder cases involving Indigenous youth, we clearly see our justice system is failing Indigenous peoples. However, something bigger has been revealed by our collective failing of Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie. We are broken as a society. Indigenous [...]
Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Cape Breton University
Support staff at Cape Breton University, members of CUPE 3131, are pleased to announce that the union reached a tentative agreement with their employer on Thursday, February 22, 2018. CUPE National Representative Kathy MacLeod confirmed that the deal was reached with the assistance of a conciliation officer supplied by the Nova Scotia Department of [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
While aspects of Bill C‑65 take positive steps towards the prevention of violence in the workplace, CUPE strongly believes that harassment and violence incidents should not be handled by the employer alone. “CUPE supports the federal government’s renewed focus on the prevention of violence, especially sexually related violence, but some of the [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
The 2018 Alternative Federal Budget provides a blueprint for more sustainable and equitable growth in Canada. Produced annually by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, this year’s edition maps out solutions for reducing child and senior poverty rates, transitioning to a green economy, eliminating inequities for First Nations communities, and [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
If they had to call for medical assistance for themselves or a family member, nearly 88 per cent of Sudburians who responded to a poll about provincial changes to 911 delivery, said they prefer a response by an ambulance service. Only 8 per cent said they preferred a response by [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE Quebec’s Provincial Council for Communications (CPSC) is asking the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to drop an exemption order for digital media broadcasting undertakings. “The CRTC has the power to act swiftly and put a stop to the preferential treatment internet giants are receiving from the federal government. We have petitioned the CRTC [...]
Fri, Feb 16, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
School board support staff voice concerns about restructuring of the Nova Scotia education system
“Support staff in schools across Nova Scotia are concerned that restructuring school boards will create unstable labour relations, much like what we’ve seen happen to our health care system,” says Nan McFadgen, president of CUPE Nova Scotia. “They feel this will also negatively impact quality of education for students.” “Any restructuring will [...]
Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Play CUPE’s word search game! Available in English and French just in time for Black History Month. How to use: Printed: Print the PDF, use a pen or pencil to circle the words you find. Computer or tablet: Open in your PDF viewer and use the editing tools to circle the words. [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Africville was a Black community in Halifax that was bulldozed in the 1960s in the name of urban renewal and integration. You can see the whole story as told by the National Film Board. [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
On this page, you’ll find some learning resources on Black History Month – including ways for you to get more involved in fighting anti-Black racism and all discrimination. Every February, CUPE celebrates Black History Month (also known as African Heritage Month) when we pause to reflect on the efforts of the many [...]
Wed, Feb 14, 2018
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees