CUPE National

Paulette Robinson, a custodian at James L. Webster Elementary School in Trail, was the lucky winner of the $250 Grand Prize Draw held last week at CUPE BC offices. Robinson’s name was entered into the draw along with more than 1,200 other entries from custodians who completed the K-12 custodial [...]
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Following on the success of the Rethink Child Care campaign, CUPE will be launching an exciting new campaign, Child care for all.. We all have stories about the struggle to find and afford quality child care for ourselves, our family, or our friends. Through this campaign, we tell our stories [...]
Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Orange Shirt Day was created four years ago during the St. Joseph Mission Residential School Commemoration Project in Williams Lake. Phyllis Webstad, a former residential school student, told the story of her first day at residential school when the new orange shirt bought by her grandmother was taken from her. [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE members and staff were among the dozens of Canadian labour activists who took part in an environmental forum hosted by the Green Economy Network (GEN) at the Canadian Labour Congress convention in Toronto in May 2017. The GEN forum centred on its campaign to develop one million “climate jobs” in Canada. [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE 1983, whose membership includes bus drivers, paratransit drivers and fare collectors employed by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), launched a visibility campaign last month targeting the general public and public transit users in Montréal. As part of the campaign, 460 posters and panels featuring real STM employees will remain [...]
Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE welcomes the Canadian government’s intention to put stronger labour rights on the NAFTA negotiating table when talks resume this weekend. But National President Mark Hancock says this is the first of many fundamental changes needed to overhaul the trade deal. CUPE, along with the National Union of Public and General Employees, [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Our National Executive Board met September 12 - 14, 2017 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 upon the loss of members in our CUPE family.  Remembered were: Brother Tyson Titanich, Local 2515; Sister Stephanie Baron, [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Unions fight-back legislation in Nova Scotia Hundreds of union members from across the province descended on opening day of the Nova Scotia Legislature on September 21, 2017. The workers, from several public sector unions, drowned out the Throne Speech being given inside at the same time. They sent a message to the [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Health care workers lined the streets in front of the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) and CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg Thursday to protest government cuts to health care. “The government’s approach to health care has been confusing, hurtful, and has completely disregarded the needs of both patients and front-line health care workers,” said newly [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Negotiators for Local 74 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 74) and Clarington Museums and Archives have reached a tentative agreement Thursday evening, avoiding a strike which could have started as early as Sunday, September 24. No details will be released until both parties have ratified the agreement. Members of [...]
Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees