CUPE National

John Horgan
CUPE BC President Paul Faoro issued the following statement: “Finally, after 16 long years of BC Liberal government that favoured the wealthy and the well‑connected while raising the cost of living for the rest of us, we have a new government in British Columbia. Today, a new Premier and Cabinet have been sworn in, [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Manitoba Health Care Protest
Health care support workers held coordinated noon-hour information pickets on July 18 at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg and Middlechurch Home in West St. Paul, Manitoba, to protest against the provincial governments cuts and changes to health care. “We are very concerned that the government’s reckless changes will negatively impact patient care,” said Debbie Boissonneault, [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
We have a huge economic imbalance in our province that continues to leave workers behind and the government must make the necessary changes if Ontario is going to thrive again, said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, speaking to the Finance and Economic Affairs committee in Kitchener-Waterloo. “Anti-union policies brought in by the [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Mark Hancock on CUPE 1816 picket line
CUPE National President Mark Hancock had a sober message for Pacific Blue Cross when he joined locked out CUPE 1816 members at the picket line on Monday afternoon: cutting retiree benefits is a good way to ruin the PBC brand. “These workers are the heart and soul of Pacific Blue Cross. They’ve made [...]
Tue, Jul 18, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE 1004 and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) met last week for their first bargaining session in this round of contract negotiations. CUPE 1004 President Andrew Ledger says that key issues for the union include wages, job security and improvements for precarious workers. He adds that in this round of bargaining CUPE 1004 focused on [...]
Fri, Jul 14, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Members of SGEU and CUPE picketed outside Sask Party MLA Nadine Wilson’s Annual General Meeting for the Sask Rivers constituency to protest her support for the devastating 2017 provincial budget cuts and to highlight the impact that cuts are inflicting on northern communities. The group is part of a broad coalition that [...]
Thu, Jul 13, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Grand Falls, NB
CUPE 886, representing municipal employees of the Town of Grand Falls, New Brunswick, is dissatisfied of the pace at which negotiations are advancing with the employer. The union is frustrated by the employer that insists on attacking the principle of seniority, a basic element in any collective agreement. Notably, the employer wishes [...]
Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Haiti July 2017
CUPE leaders are currently in Haiti on a trade union delegation hosted by the Confédération des travailleurs et travailleuses des secteurs publics et privé (CTSP). The delegation includes Brother Denis Bolduc, President of SCFP Québec, Sister Royse Henderson, provincial vice-president of the Conseil provincial des affaires sociales and member of the SCFP-Québec women’s [...]
Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) will create a pipeline of privatization for our public transit systems. Corporations will be able to extract long-term profit from public transit fares and public subsidies. Our governments subsidize public transit because it’s critical infrastructure for our communities: to get us from place to place, to reduce [...]
Wed, Jul 12, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
The WRHA has once again announced a slew of cuts to patient care and privatization of services that will directly affect Manitobans and the front‑line health care workers who provide the services. The WRHA announcement cuts deeper than before, with whole clinics being shut down, and promises to reduce staffing levels in [...]
Tue, Jul 11, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees