CUPE New Brunswick held a press conference this Monday to challenge the recommendations made by the Taskforce responsible for evaluating WorkSafeNB.
“Like the NB Ombuds has said, the Taskforce produced “simplistic” recommendations, and they kept a decidedly pro-employer, rather than a pro-worker stance when they proposed changes to a system made to help injured workers,” said Daniel Légère, President of CUPE NB.
While the union does not oppose all 28 recommendations contained in the report, CUPE has major concerns such as:
Across Ontario, library workers are extending an invitation to the public to join them this coming week for a celebration of Ontario Public Library Week.
Library workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will hold celebrations in communities across Ontario, highlighting the important role libraries play in enhancing the quality of life for all residents, as well as the vital role library workers play in making libraries cherished institutions in the communities they serve.
Education support workers from across the province are meeting in Regina from October 11-13 to discuss the impact of education budget cuts on student learning and support staff. Coordinated bargaining and violence in the workplace will also be discussed.
As the Canadian government steps up the push for privatization in developing countries, a new report “raises serious red flags” about P3s.
In a recent speech at the United Nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promoted private sector investment in infrastructure to meet UN goals to end poverty, address climate change and tackle inequality in the developing world by 2030.
This week, CUPE is celebrating the work of its more than 9,100 members in health care support roles across the province.
However, the Government of Manitoba has failed to proclaim Health Care Support Workers’ Week, which should have been proclaimed for October 8-14, 2018. That isn’t stopping CUPE from recognizing the hard work of our members.
The National Executive Board (NEB) observed a minute of silence to reflect upon the loss of members in our CUPE family. Remembered were: Brother Danny Vincent, Local 963; Brother Connor O’Callaghan, Local 3903; Sister Tammy Rosko, Local 796; Brother Connor Colton, Local 402; Brother Dane Gibson, Local 1858; Sister Carmen Rogers, HEU; and Brother Petrus Mashisi, Founding President of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union.
NEB Resolution – National Pharmacare Program
Sisters, Brothers and Friends:
I hope you all made time to rest and recharge over the summer, and spend some much-needed time with family and friends. As union and community activists, we can easily fill every day with the important work of protecting rights and building a more fair and just society. It’s important to take what time we can during these quieter months to steel ourselves for the work ahead.
Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends:
Many CUPE activists and staff have spent time over the summer months proudly representing our union at many community and union events across the country. Our CUPE National funds have provided resources to support a significant number of these events.