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  • What members in Nova Scotia need to know about the proposed CCA Registry Act
    CUPE NS member update Legislation making it mandatory for all continuing care assistants in Nova Scotia to register annually was introduced on Wednesday, April 7 by Minister of Health and Wellness Zach Churchill. Bill 92, entitled the Continuing Care Assistant Registry Act, was developed based on recommendations made by the Expert Advisory Panel on Long Term Care in 2019. The stated purpose of the bill is to improve workforce planning, recruitment and retention efforts. CUPE represents the majority of continuing care assistants (CCAs) […]
  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Frequently Asked Questions
    CUPE has been receiving many questions from members concerning COVID-19 vaccines. This document addresses some of the most frequently asked questions. People are trying to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during the pandemic. It can be hard to know what information can be trusted. Members who have questions or concerns about taking the vaccine […]
  • CUPE calls Manitoba’s provincial budget out of touch
    Manitoba’s largest union is calling the provincial budget out of touch on every major issue facing the province.  A budget that many were hoping would finally invest in front-line services instead delivered on tired Conservative ideology of tax cuts.   “We were hoping to see real investments into the services that have been helping Manitobans through this pandemic. […]
  • CUPE BC, Local 8911 celebrate Emergency Services Dispatchers and 911 Awareness Week
    Emergency dispatchers and 9-1-1 call takers are the life line for our communities and their work has become all the more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today, noting the Province of British Columbia’s proclamation of Emergency Service Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week (April 4-10, 2021). “These workers provide such critical […]
  • “Any successful stay-at-home order must include legislated paid sick days”: CUPE Ontario
    The stay-at-home order is yet another sign of the Conservative Government’s deep political failure during this pandemic, says CUPE Ontario. “Every single expert makes it clear that the people contracting COVID-19 in this third wave are essential front-line workers and members of racialized communities,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. “A stay-at-home order not only […]
  • CUPE 543 pushes back against Windsor contracting out
    Windsor City Hall, PMT 92, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons The City of Windsor has abandoned plans to contract out custodial work at City Hall after the contractor who had won the bid revealed that they would not be able to honour the price they had submitted. The news comes after CUPE 543, which […]
  • Budget 2021-22 is an abdication of the Saskatchewan government’s responsibility to protect citizens
    The Saskatchewan Party government presented an austerity budget on Tuesday that relies on federal funding to address the effects of COVID-19, while ignoring its own provincial responsibility to provide stable, long-term health care and education funding, according to the president of CUPE Saskatchewan. “On many occasions, the province claims they are providing record funding, but in most […]
  • Canada must end push to privatize international aid
    CUPE is challenging a Liberal government push to privatize international aid that uses public money to help private investors profit from the global need to end poverty, address climate change and tackle inequality. This dangerous move will hurt people and public services. The Liberal government has embraced a model known as “blended finance.” This model uses […]
  • Welland Municipal workers request “no-board” after negotiations with City stall, strike or lockout could begin at the end of the month
    CUPE 1115 has requested a “no-board” report from the Ministry of Labour, which will kick off a 17-day countdown until the union or the City of Welland can initiate a legal strike or lockout. The union is citing the need for improvements to layoff protection and city proposed reduction to the short-term disability plan as the […]
  • CUPE 1004 reaches tentative agreement with City of Vancouver, Board of Parks & Recreation
    CUPE 1004 has reached a tentative collective agreement with the City of Vancouver and the Board of Parks and Recreation. The CUPE 1004 bargaining committee is unanimously recommending the settlement agreement for ratification by members. “I want to thank the bargaining committee for their hard work and dedication in reaching this tentative agreement. Working as a […]