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  • Saint John Laundry management must be held accountable March 5, 2021
    Today, CUPE Locals 1190 and 1251 held a press conference to expose blatant mismanagement of a health and safety incident, which happened at the Saint John Laundry facility earlier this week. The Saint John Laundry processes linens for nearly half of the province’s nursing homes and hospitals. On March 3, the Saint John Laundry plant management […]
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  • Conference primes CUPE members to step up fight for human rights March 5, 2021
    CUPE’s Human Rights Conference, “Human Rights in the time of COVID: Organizing for Change,” wrapped up with a powerful call to build solidarity and take action to defend and advance human rights in our union, our workplaces and our communities. More than 700 participants are heading back to their locals with fresh energy and ideas, ready […]
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  • Torontonians reject the exploitation of PSWs and nurses at UHN-Hillcrest Toronto March 4, 2021
    A poll of 800 Torontonians conducted at the end of February found strong disapproval for contracted-out patient care at University Health Network’s (UHN) Hillcrest Reactivation Centre, where care staff are paid poorly and believe that the hospital is using them as “exploited” labour. UHN gets provincial funding to provide transitional care to hospital patients. The hospital […]
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  • Equity and Education for All online event March 3, 2021
    As public funding for post-secondary education has declined, students who are Indigenous, Black, racialized, female, LGBTQ2+ or living with a disability have paid the price through higher rates of tuition and student debt – if they are able to attend post-secondary education at all. Post-secondary workers from these communities are more likely to have jobs […]
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  • CUPE NL calls on regional health authorities to cancel kickback deal with American multinational March 2, 2021
    CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador is calling on regional health authorities to cancel their deal with an American corporation they hired to cut approximately $70 million from the province’s public health care system. In return, Change Healthcare is guaranteed to receive 50% of that amount as payment for their services. The contract with Change Healthcare commits the […]
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  • Developmental service workers at Community Living Guelph Wellington vote to strike March 1, 2021
    Members at CUPE 4392 have voted 90.5 per cent in favour of going on strike. “Our decision to explore the possibility strike action is informed by robust consultation with CUPE 4392 members who report feeling dehumanized by the current working conditions at Community Living Guelph Wellington” says Joanne Smithers, President of CUPE 4392. “Our members are […]
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  • CUPE community centre workers reach tentative agreement with City of Toronto March 1, 2021
    CUPE 2998, who represents more than 250 community centre workers, announces today that a tentative agreement has been reached with the City of Toronto. The tentative agreement follows other City of Toronto bargaining patterns and includes modest wage improvements, improvements to maternity leave benefits and layoff notice, and the introduction of two paid sick days […]
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  • Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board workers vote to strike March 1, 2021
    Workers at the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) have voted 95.5% in favour of strike action as a uniquely challenging round of bargaining reaches a critical point.  “WSIB would rather force 3,400 hardworking members, who are supporting Ontarians during a particularly vulnerable time, to strike instead of bargaining a fair contract,” said Harry Goslin, […]
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  • “Wall Report” on Manitoba Hydro projects opens new doors to privatization March 1, 2021
    The release of the much anticipated “Wall Report” opens the door to new forms of privatization in Manitoba Hydro through the use of public-private partnerships (P3s), the sale of entire divisions of the provincial public utility, and the introduction of private companies to generate electricity in Manitoba, says CUPE 998. “Pallister’s approach to privatizing Manitoba Hydro […]
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  • WestJet & CUPE reach tentative agreement March 1, 2021
    If ratified, agreement will cover over 3,100 cabin crew  CUPE and WestJet have reached a tentative first collective agreement for mainline cabin crew. CUPE 4070 represents over 3,100 cabin crew members at the airline.  CUPE has represented cabin crew at WestJet since July 2018. The parties have been engaged in collective bargaining towards a first union contract since […]
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