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CUPE BC News

Emergency Dispatchers Awareness Week highlights CUPE work

Local 873-02 members work behind scenes as “first first responders” in emergencies
RICHMOND—CUPE 873-02 dispatchers are the lifeline for people in distress and the nerve centre for emergency response in B.C.—facts to be highlighted during Emergency Service Dispatchers and 9-1-1 Awareness Week (April 7-13, 2019).

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/emergency_dispatchers_awareness_week_highlights_cupe_work

Regional District Workers in Powell River ratify new five-year agreement

POWELL RIVER - Both the qathet Regional District and their workers, represented by CUPE 798, are celebrating the ratification of a new collective agreement. The five-year agreement will bring a host of benefits and stability for workers and the community.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/regional_district_workers_in_powell_river_ratify_new_five_year_agreement

CUPE National News

Town of Placentia municipal workers vote 100% in favour of strike action

On April 17, the members of CUPE 1761, municipal workers employed by the Town of Placentia, voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike. Fourteen of the fifteen members were in attendance.

“Now that the membership has voted in favour of going on strike the workers could go out at any time, if necessary, or be locked out by their employer,” says CUPE National Representative Ed White.

Still way short on beds, Ford announces a 10% cut to real hospital capacity

With Ontario’s population growing and aging, today’s announcement by the PC government of 3000 more hospital beds over ten years means patients can unfortunately expect hallway medicine to continue. The PCs have come up way short on the bed investment needed to deal with aging boomers, says Michael Hurley the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions.

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    Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
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