RSS CUPE National

  • Another summer of shortages in health and social services
    The Canadian Union of Public Employees has noted that the staff shortages have continued into the summer in the health and social services network in Quebec. The situation is serious and even critical in all institutions, in every region and in many job categories. The employees are paying the price as are members of the public. […]
  • Nanaimo/Ladysmith K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement
    CUPE 606, K-12 support workers at School District 68 in BC, reached a tentative agreement on Sunday, July 14 following many sessions of bargaining that began in early April. “Our committee was pleased with the outcome at the end of the day,” said CUPE 606 President Rob Zver. “We were able to achieve improvements that […]
  • Premier Ford can’t wish hallway medicine away and cut millions of dollars in 2019
    While Premier Doug Ford announced last week that, within a year, no more patients would receive care in hospital hallways, the spring 2019 provincial budget and an economic review by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Office (FAO) point to hallway medicine getting much worse as health care cuts intensify, reports released at Queen’s Park today show. Based on […]
  • Victoria outside K-12 support workers ratify tentative agreement
    CUPE 382, K-12 outside support workers at School District 61 in BC reached a tentative agreement on July 11 following four sessions of bargaining that began in June.   CUPE 382 President Fred Schmidt noted that bargaining was reasonable, with no outlandish demands on either side. “This was an amazing learning experience,” said Schmidt. “It’s so gratifying […]
  • Flight attendants quick to respond after Air Canada flight forced to turn around
    When an Air Canada flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Hawaii, flight attendants were quick to respond to the safety of those aboard. With 269 passengers and 15 crew, flight AC33 10JUL19 from Vancouver to Australia ran into sudden and unexpected turbulence and was forced to turn around just two hours past […]
  • CUPE Ontario members rally against cuts to Brant Family and Children’s Services as entire board resigns
    Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario (CUPE Ontario) joined front-line workers at Brant Family & Children’s Services (Brant FACS) and community members to rally against cuts to services for children and families, mandated by the Ford Conservatives, that prompted the entire Board of the Brant FACS to resign in protest today. […]
  • K-12 support workers in Delta, BC reach tentative agreement
    CUPE 1091, K-12 support workers at School District 37 in Delta, BC reached a tentative agreement on July 11 following 12 sessions of bargaining that began in early May. CUPE 1091 President Patti Price noted that each side of the table had three members with no previous bargaining experience. She said that it speaks well to […]
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and CUPE 118 reach tentative agreement
    CUPE 118 and the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District in BC have signed a memorandum of settlement to conclude contract negotiations that began in 2018. The agreement would end the month-long overtime ban by ACRD workers. Terms of the memorandum will not be made public until CUPE 118 members and the ACRD Board of Directors have an opportunity to […]
  • Convention Proceedings 2017
    Convention proceedings will be available here as soon as possible.
  • Brant Family and Children’s Services Board resignation: an undeniable statement of a system in crisis
    In an open letter to the community, the board of directors for Brant Family and Children’s Services, led by Executive Director Andy Koster, today sent a clear message to the Ford Conservatives that front-line service cuts need to stop, and funding needs to be restored to critical child and family services, says Fred Hahn, President […]