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  • Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (Wuhan coronavirus) January 24, 2020
    The Wuhan coronavirus is a new virus that has been in the news lately. Originating in Wuhan, China, 2019-nCoV – commonly referred to as the “Wuhan coronavirus” in the media – is an illness in the same family as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Though serious, early indications are that it is probably not as […]
  • Support is building to keep the Albion Community Centre public January 24, 2020
    This week CUPE 622 raised the alarm over plans in Maple Ridge to hand over the operation of the soon to be opened Albion Community Centre to an outside third-party. There has been an outpouring of support - people are taking notice! READ: “Union claims Maple Ridge wants to contract out operation of new Albion Community Centre” -  […]
  • Thank you Fernand! January 23, 2020
    We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Fernand Daoust, a great union leader who dedicated his life to making Quebec a modern, more just and more democratic society; and for turning the FTQ into the large labour federation that it has become today. He was 93. “I wish to thank you Fernand on […]
  • Tentative agreement reached between CUPE 4340 and the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir January 23, 2020
    A tentative agreement has been reached aimed at producing a new local collective agreement following talks between CUPE 4340 and the Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir (CscMonAvenir). The parties reached an agreement in the wee hours of the morning last January 22. CUPE 4340 represents about 165 members employed as cleaners, caretakers and head caretakers at the CscMonAvenir. The board has […]
  • Poverty wages not on the menu at Laurentian U, CUPE 895 tells Compass Group January 23, 2020
    As bargaining resumed today, the President of the Union representing 140 Laurentian University food service workers, members of CUPE 895-05 had a message for the multinational corporation that holds the contract to feed students, faculty, and staff on campus. “It’s time for poverty-level wages to come off the menu at Laurentian,” said CUPE National Representative Michael Brady. “In […]
  • At times of viral global outbreaks like the Coronavirus, Ontario’s hospitals severely disadvantaged January 23, 2020
    Ontario’s overcrowded, understaffed and underfunded hospitals are already challenged under the strain of a growing and aging population and as a result, they are “severely disadvantaged at times of viral global outbreaks, like the Coronavirus now spread to North America from China,” says Michael Hurley, the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU). […]
  • CUPE 363 takes strike vote in Revelstoke January 23, 2020
    CUPE 363 members working for the City of Revelstoke have voted to strike. With no significant progress being made in bargaining a fair collective agreement, members who voted gave an overwhelming majority in favour of taking job action. CUPE 363 President Jesse Adam says workers in Revelstoke are facing an affordability crisis that is threatening their […]
  • Mark Hancock joins labour leaders from across Canada to support Co-op picket line in Regina January 22, 2020
    National President Mark Hancock brought the noise to the Co-op picket line in Regina on behalf of CUPE members all across Canada today. Hancock was joined by labour leaders from across Canada, as well as CUPE Saskatchewan President Tom Graham and Secretary-Treasurer Judy Henley, along with union members and supporters from across the country, in a […]
  • CUPE National Officers express their appreciation for the workers of Newfoundland and Labrador January 21, 2020
    Mark Hancock and Charles Fleury wish to send their solidarity as well as their immense thanks to all CUPE members and workers who continue to provide important services to their communities as the city of St. John’s enters its fifth day in a state of emergency. A massive winter blizzard dropped close to 80 centimetres […]
  • Maple Ridge workers raise alarm over outsourcing at new community centre January 21, 2020
    Workers for the City of Maple Ridge are raising an alarm over plans to hand over the operation of the soon to be opened Albion Community Centre to an outside third-party. The workers, represented by the CUPE 622, say the City’s own policies are being broken in a move that will threaten services offered at […]

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