The members of CUPE Quebec are standing behind 600 Pacific Blue Cross employees in British Columbia who have been locked out for the last month and a half. CUPE activists distributed flyers this past Saturday at Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montréal at a reception held by an international organization specializing in group insurance.
Paul O’Donnell and Andrea Addario | CUPE
Representing 227 Ontario workers, CUPE 2073 members are 90 per cent women and 40 per cent deaf.
Mark Janson | CUPE Research
On the one-year anniversary of their election, the Trudeau Liberals introduced a controversial piece of pension legislation, Bill C-27, to the House of Commons. They did this very, very quietly. They didn’t put out a press release, or tweet out a single tweet. Not even a selfie!
Chandra Pasma | CUPE Research
In the fall of 2016, the federal government consulted on the idea of extending parental leave to 18 months. At the time, CUPE and our allies criticized the move for privileging wealthy parents while failing to address broader issues of fairness and access to parental leave.
Judge Cavanagh’s decision contains a partial victory, ensuring the Premier and Ministers can’t hide behind legislative privilege, but his overall decision to dismiss the misfeasance suit over the sale of Hydro One is a huge disappointment to the people of Ontario, says Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario.
CUPE has consistently fought against the 1:50 regulatory change that was ushered in by the federal government in 2015. The increase in the flight attendant to passenger ratio from 1:40 to 1:50 means that there are fewer cabin safety personnel on flights to respond to emergency situations. This constitutes an unnecessary and unacceptable risk for passengers and cabin crew.
A recent Transport Safety Board of Canada (TSB) finding and a Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) ruling both support CUPE’s concerns and the ongoing challenge to the 1:50 ratio.