Medicare will be a top priority for federal voters: CUPE, Council of Canadians report

OTTAWA—Public health care is a priority worth fighting for—and possibly the top priority for Canadians in the upcoming federal election, concludes a report released this week by CUPE and the Council of Canadians.
The report on the joint Health Accord Campaign is the result of a 15-month consultation in 15 communities, most of them targeted ridings narrowly won by the Conservatives in 2011. The campaign featured thousands of conversations in which Canadians shared their thoughts on how to protect, strengthen and expand the country’s most cherished social program, Medicare.

CUPE responds to United Church’s Naramata Centre closure

BURNABY—In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that the United Church’s Naramata Centre will close permanently, CUPE will seek renewed discussions with Church representatives.
“We have had 30 employees on strike and on a picket line at the United Church’s Naramata Centre for over eight months. This dispute has always been about fair treatment of loyal employees and we will seek fair treatment as part of any closure of operations and discussions on the future of the property,” said Tom O’Leary, CUPE National Servicing Representative.

Public rally calls on Southern Railway to end lockout

NEW WESTMINSTER—Speakers at a public rally held on Saturday (February 14) in support of CUPE 7000 members called on Southern Railway to end the six-week lock-out—a dispute which, apart from hurting the workers most affected, has cost the company millions of dollars, caused numerous problems for its customers, and highlighted ongoing concerns about safety.
read more at CUPE BC

Public rally calls on Southern Railway to end lockout

NEW WESTMINSTER—Speakers at a public rally held on Saturday (February 14) in support of CUPE 7000 members called on Southern Railway to end the six-week lock-out—a dispute which, apart from hurting the workers most affected, has cost the company millions of dollars, caused numerous problems for its customers, and highlighted ongoing concerns about safety.
read more at CUPE BC

Moist, Fleury bring national support to locked out SRY workers

NEW WESTMINSTER—Paul Moist, national president of CUPE, and Charles Fleury, national secretary-treasurer, shared a message of solidarity here on Wednesday, offering support for locked out Southern Railway workers on behalf of the union’s 630,000 members across Canada.
During their visit to the picket line neat the Southern Railway office, the national officers presented CUPE 7000 President Bill Magri with a donation from CUPE National.
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Spot the Hazard campaign takes off

BURNABY- Across the province CUPE locals are using new campaign material to raise awareness of workplace hazards. In October 2014 CUPE BC relaunched the Spot the Hazard campaign to assist locals in preventing workplace injuries.
The campaign gives local health and safety committees an additional tool. The campaign is supported by:

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