CUPE National

In light of the federal government’s inaction, CUPE filed an injunction application in Federal Court to prevent the transfer of more RCMP civilian employees to the flawed Phoenix pay system. “On October 18, I wrote to the President of the Treasury Board urging him to stop the transfer of RCMP civilian employees [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE Manitoba is deeply concerned that the November 21st Speech from the Throne further opens the door to privatization of public services and programs, particularly services for children. “The Pallister government has spent the past year throwing our health care system into chaos, and introducing privatization schemes like P3 Schools and Social Impact [...]
Wed, Nov 22, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
The Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees is calling on the Saskatchewan Party government to drop the mandated 3.5% compensation reduction for public sector workers that was announced as part of its 2017 provincial budget. “CUPE is the largest union in Saskatchewan representing over 30,000 workers, with roughly two-thirds [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Staff at the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA), members of the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 416) have given their bargaining committee an overwhelming mandate in favour of strike action, if it is deemed necessary to secure a fair collective agreement with their employer. “Our [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Halifax Regional School Board sign
The union representing support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board has applied for conciliation in contract negotiations that broke off on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National Representative Karen MacKenzie says the union hopes to meet with the conciliator as soon as possible since negotiations have dragged [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
A Sunday spent in negotiations with a provincial mediator has yielded a tentative agreement between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Maison d’amitié, the francophone women’s shelter in Ottawa. The deal ensures that the members of CUPE 5237, who are employed by Maison d’amitié, will continue to deliver vital shelter [...]
Mon, Nov 20, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Despite attempts to intimidate them into accepting a deal that would degrade services at Ottawa’s only francophone women’s shelter, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at Maison d’amitié are determined to defend the vital services they provide to women and children who are fleeing violence. Despite two days of [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
black and white board room
The Trudeau government has unveiled the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s board of directors, and it comes as no surprise that the majority are connected to the world of privatization and private finance. The Liberals rushed legislation creating the bank through Parliament last spring in an omnibus bill. The Canada Infrastructure Bank Act doesn’t [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Need for a progressive new board all the greater with Jan Grude’s departure, says CUPE BC The sudden retirement this week of Pacific Blue Cross President and CEO Jan Grude, which takes effect immediately, only reinforces the need for a progressive new board of directors at the non-profit benefits provider, CUPE [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
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CUPE welcomes the tabling of Bill 157, which is aimed, in particular, at creating the Société québécoise du cannabis (SQC). In this case, Minister Lucie Charlebois opted to create a subsidiary of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) which will take responsibility for the purchase, storage, distribution and sale [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees