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  • CUPE K-12 Local 441 serves strike notice in Saanich October 23, 2019
    CUPE 441 served 72-hour strike notice to the Saanich, BC, School District 63 today, following two unsuccessful mediation sessions in October. They will start job action on Monday, October 28 at 5:45 am. “Our local is profoundly disappointed that we were unable to come to an agreement and we are available to meet with the employer any […]
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  • Workers at Bay St. George Long Term Care to protest staffing shortages and extreme mandatory overtime October 23, 2019
    Workers at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing will hold a demonstration on Thursday to voice their concerns about extreme mandatory overtime and the provincial government’s failure to address staffing shortages. Both the union and employer have asked the province to increase training opportunities through the College of North Atlantic. However, […]
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  • Colombia: trabajadores y miembros de la comunidad unidos para poner fin a la privatización del agua October 23, 2019
    Los trabajadores colombianos que están luchando contra la privatización del agua enfrentan enormes contratiempos, incluidas la represión, la violencia y la corrupción. Sin embargo, está ganando, gracias a la fortaleza de las asociaciones entre los sindicatos y la comunidad y a la solidaridad internacional. Margarita López ayuda a crear esta red popular y imparable de las y […]
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  • CUPE congratulates Jagmeet Singh and the NDP for their inspiring campaign October 22, 2019
    CUPE congratulates Jagmeet Singh and the NDP for their inspiring campaign. Canadians will be well served with that strong team holding the balance of power and keeping the Liberals on their toes. CUPE will work with the NDP to make the sure that the new government respects its promises to Canadians. Justin Trudeau will have to […]
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  • Colombia: workers and community members unite to stop privatization October 22, 2019
    Colombian workers fighting water privatization are up against formidable odds, including repression, violence, and corruption. But they’re winning, thanks to the strength of labour-community alliances and international solidarity. Margarita Lopez is helping build this unstoppable grassroots network of water defenders and community organizers. The president of SINTRACUAVALLE, the union representing workers at a major Colombian public […]
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  • CUPE celebrates library month October 22, 2019
    October is Canadian Library Month, a time to celebrate library workers and the vital public services they provide to all Canadians.  Library workers deliver quality programs and services that are at the heart of the community. But library workers face challenges that negatively impact service delivery including reduced funding, program and service cuts, reduced staffing levels, […]
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  • Health Care Support Workers' Recognition Week in Manitoba: October 21-25, 2019 October 21, 2019
    This week, CUPE is celebrating the work of its thousands of members in health care support roles across the Manitoba. The Manitoba Government officially proclaimed the week of October 21 to 25, 2019 as Health Care Support Workers’ Week. The government failed to proclaim the week in 2018, but because of CUPE’s request it has once […]
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  • Your vote matters October 21, 2019
    There’s still time to get out to the polls if you haven’t done so already. And even if you aren’t registered to vote, don’t worry! You can walk into your polling station and register on the spot. Elections Canada has all the information you need to find out where your polling station is, what you need […]
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  • CUPE shocked Liberals will re-up attack on pensions if re-elected October 18, 2019
    Canada’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, is shocked and outraged at reports that the Liberal Party will revive its attack on good pensions if re-elected. In the last Parliament, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled Bill C-27, which would allow employers to walk away from their pension promises to workers and retirees, and convert […]
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  • Wood Buffalo Housing lockout ends as CUPE members vote to accept mediator’s recommendations October 17, 2019
    Unionized employees of Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) in Fort McMurray, AB, voted last night to accept the recommendations of a mediator to end the five-month lockout at the public housing agency. The lockout, which started May 10th, impacted all 46 CUPE members working for WBH. The dispute centered on the company’s desire to contract out services […]
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