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CUPE’s response to Nova Scotia Expert Advisory Panel to Recommend Improvements in Long-Term Care Report The Expert Advisory Panel to Recommend Improvements in Long-Term Care missed a golden opportunity to recommend the needed steps to fix the underlying problems in long-term care in Nova Scotia. The panel should have recommended a 4.1 hours of direct [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Opioid addiction
In a recent submission to Health Canada’s public consultation on the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy, CUPE recommended that the federal government increase funding to expand public harm reduction services. This will ensure that services are available based on need and not an ability to pay, and that there’s adequate [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE’S National Health and Safety Committee first proposed the creation of a national Day of Mourning in 1984. That idea came to fruition in 1991 when the federal government passed legislation to establish April 28th as the Day of Mourning. It has grown internationally as the World Day for Safety and Health [...]
Tue, Jan 15, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
The entire CUPE family is sending out its thoughts and sympathies for the victims of Friday’s tragic bus crash in Ottawa which took the lives of three people and injured dozens more. In particular, we are thinking of Bruce Thomlinson, Judy Booth, and Anja Van Beek, the three public service [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Late last year, the Government of Saskatchewan conducted a secretive library review. They held a series of meetings with employer groups, but library workers and the public were not included in the process. The Government of Saskatchewan has finally decided to let the public have a say. They are accepting public comments on [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Our National Executive Board met December 11 – 13, 2018 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: Carole Morin, Local 4979; Remy Brault, Local 4400; Rick [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Mark Hancock at CUPW rally December 2018
Sisters, Brothers and Friends: It’s been a busy fall, and just like that another year is coming to a close. It’s hard to know where the time goes! It was great to be able to spend time this fall with our members across the country. I was in almost every province these last couple months: [...]
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
At the national office of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). The ACT continues to organize and mobilize education sector workers, and recently exposed illegal profiling of ACT activists being carried out by the Philippine National Police.
Workers and defenders of human rights are facing growing repression and violence in the Philippines. A CUPE delegation recently visited two of our partner unions to shine a spotlight on these human rights violations and build cross-border solidarity. They also learned about community and trade union organizing to fight privatization [...]
Thu, Jan 10, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Check out the latest economic trends at a glance. Economic growth Canada’s economic growth has been stronger than expected this year, and is predicted to grow by 2.1 per cent in 2018 and 2019 before slowing to 1.9 per cent in 2020. There continues to be a risk that US President Trump will [...]
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Medications
Amanda Vyce | CUPE Research Canada’s recent agreement to join the United States and Mexico in a new trade deal makes CUPE’s call for a national public pharmacare plan more important than ever. That’s because the USMCA makes significant changes to the rules governing biologic medicines. Biologics are a class of drug made from [...]
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees