CUPE National

The fact that all 60 public school districts have joined the BC SOGI Educator Network is another victory in the effort to make schools safe and inclusive for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI), CUPE 15 President Warren Williams said at an event marking the International Day Against [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
It’s time to end the chaos in health care says CUPE 204 President Debbie Boissonneault, in response to the government’s announcement that the Concordia Hospital Emergency Room will be converted to an Urgent Care Centre within the next five weeks. CUPE 204 represents 7,000 health care workers across Winnipeg. “CUPE members and [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
In the week since the Ford government announced it is freezing land ambulance grants at 2017-2018 levels, municipalities have been scrambling to sort out the full impact of what could be a cut of $40-50 million province-wide. Ontario paramedics, the bulk of whom are represented by the Canadian Union of [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Les 18 techniciens en mécanique du bâtiment et mécaniciens en machines fixes de l’Université de Montréal ont reçu un appui de taille lors du congrès du SCFP-Québec tenu à Québec cette semaine.
The 18 building systems technicians and stationary engineers at the Université de Montréal received a groundswell of support from delegates to the CUPE-Quebec convention in Quebec City this week. The striking workers, who were in Quebec City yesterday, received a rousing ovation for their determination in standing up to an employer which [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
After a successful year of bargaining that saw its members achieve solid new collective agreements, increased visibility and new ways to address workload, CUPE BC’s Health Care Presidents Council (HCPC) met on May 15 to review progress so far, identify ongoing challenges in the sector, and solidify its relationship to [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
School board support staff voice concerns about restructuring of the Saskatchewan education system
This week, families across Saskatoon learned that the Sask. Party’s refusal to properly fund Saskatchewan’s classrooms is again causing more support workers to be taken out of their children’s schools and thrown out of work. On top of cuts to teacher-librarian and other teaching positions, 16 secretaries in elementary schools across Saskatoon [...]
Thu, May 16, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
CUPE BC Trailer rolls into Creston for a community barbecue
Members of the CUPE Kootenay District Council could not have asked for better weather or a better location for their Mother’s Day weekend celebration. The temperature climbed to the high twenties as local activists from across the Kootenay region set up tables, tents, information and face painting at Creston Regional [...]
Thu, May 16, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
The union representing Air Canada’s and Air Transat’s flight attendants will hold the new employer accountable for promises made to employees if a merger agreement is finalized. “Air Canada President and Chief Executive, Calin Rovinescu said that employees of both companies will benefit from increased job security and growth prospects,” said the [...]
Thu, May 16, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Hundreds of people gathered in front of the National Assembly to remind the CAQ government that Quebeckers want to hang on to their public services. “The threat posed by a wave of privatization is very real. Whether it’s the privatization of the SAQ, or the Maisons des aînés (houses for seniors) being operated [...]
Wed, May 15, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees
Plane image credit Colin Brown Photography
The union representing Air Canada’s flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency. “The recent Aeroflot crash where passengers retrieving their luggage slowed the evacuation of the on-fire aircraft is just another example of the need to [...]
Wed, May 15, 2019
Source: News | Canadian Union of Public Employees