RSS CUPE National

  • North Bay hospital’s funding cut will climb to $32 million by 2023 under Ford Conservatives
    Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future funding cuts to health care that, in 2023, will climb to $32 million for North Bay’s regional hospital.  Looking at detailed fiscal information from Ontario’s financial accountability office and the provincial Conservatives own budget numbers, CUPE and […]
  • CUPE supports the Global Week of Climate Action
    On September 18, CUPE’s National Executive Board adopted a resolution supporting the Global Week of Climate Action. CUPE encourages its members to participate in the youth-led Global Week of Climate Action. Actions will be taking place in communities across the country, in collaboration with youth, environmental and other groups. Check the website for local events […]
  • CUPE supports the NDP plan to expand health care to include dental
    Thousands of CUPE health care workers across the country are on the frontlines every day to ensure that a strong public health care system is available to assist Canadians and grow our economy. These same people are the ones who know that it is time to expand public health care so it covers us head-to-toe, […]
  • City of Vancouver outside workers open municipal bargaining with eyes on affordability
    Union concerned their members can no longer afford to live in the communities they serve This week the City of Vancouver and Local 1004 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing outside workers at the City and employees of the Vancouver Parks Board, opened collective bargaining in the first of several such negotiations taking […]
  • CUPE appalled by photos and video of Trudeau in brownface and blackface
    CUPE is appalled, and deeply disappointed, by the images of Justin Trudeau wearing brownface and blackface. These are racist actions which make a mockery of other cultures and ridicule the historical and modern-day struggles experienced by racialized people in Canada and around the world. It sends a message to every person in this country that the […]
  • Help CUPE 1521 members get a fair contract
    We are the members of CUPE Local 1521. We work hard everyday to provide the quality care at the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD). It can be difficult work, but we do it because we care about the individuals we support, and we love to make a difference for them and their families. […]
  • CUPE 873-02, E-Comm bargaining talks go to mediation
    The BC Labour Relations Board has appointed mediator Trevor Sones to mediate contract talks between E-Comm Emergency Communications for British Columbia and CUPE Local 873-02 (Emergency Dispatchers of BC), which represents more than 500 emergency dispatchers, call takers and support staff in the province. The last three-year agreement expired on December 31, 2018. The parties have […]
  • CUPE Nova Scotia and CUPE National endorse Christine Saulnier for Halifax in federal election
    “Christine Saulnier doesn’t just talk the talk. She walks the walk and we are proud to endorse her as the candidate for Halifax in the upcoming federal election,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. CUPE National President Mark Hancock is also pleased to add his endorsement for Saulnier. “Christine is there for workers, families and […]
  • Striking UQAM support workers reach a tentative agreement
    The union representing 1,800 support workers at the Université du Québec à Montréal reached a tentative agreement with the university on Tuesday, September 17. Details of the agreement will be released to the members Thursday afternoon at the general meetings.
  • Quebec blue-collar workers reach a tentative agreement
    After more than fifty negotiating sessions, outside municipal workers in Quebec City represented by CUPE 1638 reached a tentative agreement with la Ville de Québec on Tuesday, September 17. The collective agreement was renewed for five years – from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023. The 1,100 municipal workers had been without a collective agreement since December 31, 2018. The union […]