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  • Stand! a movie musical opens across Canada on Friday, November 29th – Get your tickets today
    With much gratitude to the labour movement, Stand! a movie musical will have its Canada-wide release at select Cineplex theatres on Friday, November 29. The movie, already called the “next Norma Rae”, is the result of a partnership between the labour movement in Canada and the United States, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and […]
  • Employer and union “hit a home run” with new contract for Chetwynd municipal workers
    CUPE 3052 and the District of Chetwynd in northeastern B.C., have ratified a four-year collective agreement, that for the first time includes recognition of a new category of workers. The deal, reached after just three days of negotiations, gives employees better scheduling of overtime, annual pay increases of two per cent, a $600 signing bonus as […]
  • Manitoba Throne Speech threatens public education, child care, and continues to hurt front-line health care
    The Manitoba Throne Speech offers little reassurance that the provincial government will support public education and child care. “With the elimination of the education property tax, we are concerned that the government will resort to school cuts, especially under the auspices of the K-12 review,” said Abe Araya, President of CUPE Manitoba. “Where is the government […]
  • CUPE 556 welcomes Union Bay Improvement District workers
    Workers at Union Bay Improvement District have voted to become members of CUPE 556 in a Labour Board certification on November 14. The four workers include inside administration and outside public works who maintain the water treatment plant and streetlights. “These workers provide the same services as the members we represent in surrounding communities,” said CUPE […]
  • CUPE 2950 launches local history project at UBC
    It was a night for labour history, feminist activism and digital technology, all wrapped into one. On November 13, union leaders and activists gathered with archivists and librarians to celebrate the 45th anniversary of CUPE 2950’s predecessor, the Association of University and College Employees (AUCE 1). This feminist union was the first to achieve fully funded […]
  • CUPE 7000 calls strike vote as SkyTrain declines new talks
    With the BC Rapid Transit Company turning down the union’s latest proposal for new bargaining dates, a strike vote is now underway for CUPE 7000 members working for SkyTrain. Last week, a BCRTC media release said that the Company “remain[s] committed to the bargaining process…” and is “open to further discussing what has been offered and […]
  • Pharmacare now
    CUPE, along with the Canadian Health Coalition and over a hundred allies, are calling on the federal government to act immediately to implement a national public prescription drug program that covers everyone. Released today, the new Pharmacare Now joint statement calls for the adoption of a comprehensive Pharmacare program within the Liberal government’s current mandate. Pharmacare […]
  • Town of Tisdale stalling bargaining process
    CUPE 777-2 has served written notice to the Town of Tisdale and the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety that the union and the town have reached an impasse in the current round of negotiations. “The current round of negotiations has been challenging. It has been difficult to get the employer to devote adequate time to negotiate, […]
  • CUPE 5512 ratifies tentative agreement with Prairie South School Division
    Members of CUPE 5512 have voted with a 71 percent majority to ratify a new collective agreement with Prairie South School Division. “We want to thank all of our members for staying strong and united through a difficult round of bargaining. The gains we made at the table would not have been possible without the strong […]
  • CUPE 441 members ratify agreement, ending strike
    CUPE 441 members voted to accept the tentative agreement at a ratification meeting on Sunday afternoon. CUPE members will be back in classrooms as schools reopen Monday morning. The agreement includes general wage increases of two per cent in each year of the three-year contract as per the Provincial Framework Agreement (PFA). The union and employer […]