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  • We need a budget that invests in Nova Scotians, not corporations
    Nova Scotians should be upset at what ISN’T in the Liberal government’s budget, says the President of CUPE Nova Scotia, Nan McFadgen. “What we didn’t see is money to improve the resident-staff ratio in nursing homes or for new long-term-care beds,” says McFadgen. “Instead, we saw a lot of self-congratulation and corporate handouts. “The corporate tax cuts […]
  • Scrap bank of privatization, says Hancock
    The federal Liberals want to “reboot” their bank of privatization. According to the Globe and Mail, some government officials are frustrated the Canada Infrastructure Bank hasn’t moved fast enough to privatize our water, roads, bridges and other infrastructure. CUPE National President Mark Hancock says we shouldn’t salvage the Canada Infrastructure Bank - we should shut it […]
  • Halifax municipal workers vote in favour of job action
    Talks have broken off between outside workers at the Halifax Regional Municipality and their employer. After 18 days of bargaining, including two days of conciliation, the members of the CUPE 108 voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action on Friday, February 21. The local has been without a contract since October of 2017. CUPE National Representative Todd […]
  • CUPE Ontario opposes Province’s privatization of employment services
     Late in the day on Friday, February 14th, before the long-weekend, the Ford Conservatives announced their next steps for their Employment Services System Managers pilot project that will impact three regions of the province: Hamilton-Niagara, Peel, and Muskoka-Kawartha. It’s part of a plan to shift employment services system management from the 47 Municipalities and District Social Services […]
  • CUPE Ontario joins thousands to demonstrate at Conservative Policy Convention
    On Saturday, February 22, CUPE Ontario joined thousands of labour and community allies for a rally outside the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s policy convention in Niagara Falls.  The rally was organized by the Ontario Federation of Labour and drew people from communities across the province to demonstrate against Conservative cuts to public services.  “This is a government which has […]
  • CUPE backs NDP’s pharmacare bill
    CUPE was thrilled to see the NDP introduce legislation to finally bring in universal, public, single-payer pharmacare on Monday. After decades of studies, recommendations, and foot-dragging by the federal government, the NDP is showing federal leadership to make life-saving medication more affordable for Canadian working families. “Too many working families in Canada are going broke and […]
  • CUPE 79 requests no-board in negotiations with the City of Toronto
    CUPE 79, representing over 22,000 inside workers with the City of Toronto, has requested a no-board report in their negotiations with the City, citing a lack of meaningful discussion on significant outstanding issues. “The City has been quite open about their attempts to seek significant concessions, erode job security and set the stage for further privatization […]
  • Union offers better contingency plan for the City of Toronto: negotiate a fair contract
    Following the City of Toronto’s announcement on contingency plans for a possible labour disruption, CUPE 416 offered their own plan, one that respects all parties: negotiate a fair contract and avoid a labour dispute. “How does the City Manager stand up there and say the City respects its workers and looks out for the best interests […]
  • NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York Code of Conduct
    Purpose NGO CSW/NY is committed to enabling events at which everyone can participate in an inclusive, respectful and safe environment. NGO CSW/NY events are guided by the highest ethical and professional standards, and all participants are expected to behave with integrity and respect towards all participants attending or involved with any NGO CSW/NY event. We are […]
  • CUPE to TDSB: stop using students as bargaining chips in local negotiations
    Thousands of young people in Toronto’s public schools are being short-changed because the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is playing games with their education. With hundreds of education workers’ jobs going unfilled in the city’s schools, TDSB is depriving students of the services they need by keeping hundreds of workers off the job, warn Toronto Education […]