CUPE 1975 concerned about potential contracting out at the University of Saskatchewan

CUPE 1975 is concerned that the University of Saskatchewan’s interest in negotiating an incentivized exit with union employees may lead to contracting out of key university services.

“Under the current collective agreement, the employer is prohibited from contracting out our work as a result of layoffs,” said Craig Hannah, president of CUPE Local 1975. “We believe that incentivized exits should provide the same assurance, but the university has yet to provide us with that assurance.”

Agreement reigns at the City of Bécancour

On Tuesday, May 23, employees of the City of Bécancour signed their collective agreement, which includes wage increases of 14% over seven years.

In addition to wages, the key points in the agreement are an improved employment floor and a clause on staff mobility when a position is abolished. The Union is also satisfied with a clawback clause for employees required to work overtime at night.

When it rains, it pours solidarity

CUPE National President Mark Hancock joined striking Toronto Zoo employees on the picket line today, braving near record-setting rainfalls to send a message that members of CUPE 1600 have support from across the country.

“We’ve seen what two-tier agreements and not having good contract language do to workers, over and over and what you’re doing here is the hard, right thing to do and you have the support of every CUPE member,” Hancock told picketers.

The City of Moose Jaw and CUPE 9 ratify new collective agreement

After almost two years at the bargaining table, the City of Moose Jaw and CUPE 9 have ratified a new collective agreement.

“We are relieved to have finally reached a fair and reasonable agreement. It was a long and difficult round of bargaining, and we are hopeful that the relationship between the employer and employees will go more smoothly moving forward,” said Stacey Landin, president of CUPE Local 9.

The City of Moose Jaw and CUPE Local 9 ratify new collective agreement

After almost two years at the bargaining table, the City of Moose Jaw and CUPE Local 9 have ratified a new collective agreement.

“We are relieved to have finally reached a fair and reasonable agreement. It was a long and difficult round of bargaining, and we are hopeful that the relationship between the employer and employees will go more smoothly moving forward,” said Stacey Landin, president of CUPE Local 9.

Oshawa community event on this Saturday to boost care for long-term care residents

Oshawa seniors in long-term care need the community’s help to get the Ontario government to support increased care levels for residents and new legislation to make a daily care standard the law, says Candace Rennick a former long‑term care worker and now secretary‑treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

First CUPE collective agreement for Trois-Rivières crossing guards

Trois-Rivières school crossing guards have signed their first collective agreement since they joined CUPE in 2015. The agreement includes wage increases and salary remediation measures totalling 3 per cent per year for the next five years.

“We are proud of our first CUPE contract. We are very satisfied with the service provided by the union, the negotiations with the employer, and the outcome–namely the ratification of the tentative agreement by 93 per cent of our members two weeks ago,” said Suzanne Pelletier, president of CUPE 5272.

CUPE members proud to promote human rights at World OutGames Miami

When it comes to human rights, CUPE knows no borders.

So it’s fitting that, next week, members of CUPE’s National Pink Triangle Committee will be in Miami to take part in the Global Human Rights Conference at the 2017 World OutGames.

CUPE members Mikka Corbeil (CUPE 30 municipal worker from Edmonton, AB), Brenda Doucette (CUPE 3260 school board worker from western PEI) and Gina McKay (CUPE 2348 social services worker from Winnipeg, MB) will be joined in Miami by Pink Triangle Committee staff advisor, Bill Pegler.

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