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  • Sister Gina McKay elected CLC Equity Vice-President for LGBTQ2+ Workers
    CUPE congratulates Sister Gina McKay on her election as Equity Vice-President for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-spirit, Intersex Workers at the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress Convention. A queer, Métis activist, Gina currently serves as Recording-Secretary for CUPE 2348, a diverse local representing a number of community health and social services workplaces on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg. […]
  • Telus sending jobs overseas
    This week, Telus Quebec offered voluntary departure bonuses to 1,100 employees, nearly 200 of whom are members of CUPE. On the pretext of rationalization and reorganization, the employer is making major cuts in its staff by relocating good jobs abroad. “This worrisome trend has been accelerating since 2014. Of the 43,700 Telus employees around the world, […]
  • Employers refuse to meet for Health Care bargaining
    Nova Scotia’s 7,500 health care workers have spent the past year-and-a-half providing outstanding service to help protect and care for their fellow citizens through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and IWK have proposed about a dozen concessions and then stalled bargaining making it difficult to conclude a fair collective agreement with […]
  • Sister Gloria Lepine elected CLC Equity Vice-President for Indigenous Workers
    CUPE congratulates sister Gloria Lepine on her election as Equity Vice-President for Indigenous Workers at the 2021 Canadian Labour Congress Convention. Lepine is a member and Chief Steward of CUPE 3550, representing educational support staff at Edmonton Public Schools. She has also served as CUPE National Diversity Vice-President on our National Executive Board. Lepine has been a […]
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board workers join CUPE
    Supply and contract employees who perform Library Technician duties in the Toronto Catholic District School Board voted this week to join CUPE. “For too long, casual and supply Library Technicians have had no one to help them raise grievances or advance their rights in the workplace. Today that changes,” said Lina Naccarato, President of CUPE […]
  • CUPE delegation prepares to define the future at CLC Convention 2021
    CUPE is getting ready for the 29th constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress, which will take place virtually from June 16-18. CUPE has a sizable delegation of 600 members attending the convention. Our goal is to define the future of the labour movement in Canada by electing a team of leaders who will enact a […]
  • Everyone Deserves a Fair Wage
    What can you buy for 36 cents? One Tim Bit? A quarter litre of gas? Doesn’t seem like a lot, does it? But that didn’t stop the Sask Party government from patting itself on the back earlier this month when it announced it was increasing minimum wage by a paltry 36 cents. At a time when low-wage earners […]
  • Private sector not a magic bullet solution, warns CUPE 87
    Public-private partnerships (P3) are not the magic bullet solution for building an indoor turf facility, Thunder Bay’s municipal union warns, after city council voted in favour of launching an expression of interest (EOI) process to solicit new proposals for how to finance the long delayed project. By rejecting the $39 million tender for the project that […]
  • Temporary bilingual senior officer (new media)
    Applications are invited for the temporary bilingual position of Senior Officer (New Media) to work in the Communications Branch of the National Services Department, at the CUPE National Office located in Ottawa, Ontario. This position will be available on June 21, 2021 and is expected to continue until June 3, 2022. GENERAL FUNCTION Under the direction of the Director, Communications Branch, the Senior Officer (New Media) will be responsible for coordinating CUPE’s social […]
  • CUPE 15 members ratify three-year deal with City of Vancouver
    CUPE 15 members who work at the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Parks, Britannia Centre, and Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre ratified a three-year agreement with the City last week. The agreement, retroactive to January 1, 2020, remains in effect until December 31, 2022. CUPE 15 President Warren Williams noted that bargaining although protracted, was respectful. “We are pleased […]