Public transit workers to strike in Trois-Rivières on October 27

The union representing workers at the Société de transport de Trois-Rivières (STTR) has filed notice of its intention to take strike action on October 27. Workers voted in favour of striking at a general meeting in June. In the spring of this year, the union had criticized a lack of information and consistency concerning trip times when the city overhauled its transit plan.

“Realistic trip times are essential when it comes to providing quality service to users as well as developing workable schedules for the drivers,” explained CUPE representative Nina Laflamme.

Two-tier pension benefits the wrong direction for health care workers

CUPE Manitoba is speaking out against changes to the Healthcare Employees’ Pension Plan (HEPP) announced on October 17, 2017.

“The changes to the plan announced today may force some health care workers to delay or change their retirement plans, and creates an unnecessary division between existing plan members and the future generation of health care workers,” says Shannon McAteer CUPE’s Health Care Coordinator.

Negotiations underway for Kimberley Library Workers

Negotiations for a first collective agreement between CUPE Local 440 and the Kimberley Public Library in southeast BC began today, after library workers voted to join CUPE last June.

“Our members are deeply committed to the important community services they provide. They decided to join CUPE to ensure fairness in their workplace and put a formal process in place to address important workplace issues,” says CUPE National Representative Keith Nielson.