Following today’s announcement from the B.C. Coroner’s Service identifying the three workers killed in a tragic workplace accident in Fernie earlier this week, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro and National President Mark Hancock issued the following statement:
This includes eliminating Chapter 11, NAFTA’s “investor-state dispute settlement” rules. Chapter 11 lets US and Mexican corporations sue the Canadian government for decisions that interfere with investments – and profits.
One year ago today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled Bill C‑27 in the House of Commons, and today, amidst a stunning wave of revelations about the minister’s conflicts of interest, CUPE is reiterating its call for this bad legislation to be revoked.
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.
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.
A small investment in a Plexiglass barrier would have prevented a patient from stabbing a Perth/Smiths Falls hospital admitting clerk in the neck. Better alarms would have enabled nurses at Hamilton’s St. Joseph’s Health Centre to summon help when a patient, asked to take his medication, became violent.
Strategic Directions, adopted by the CUPE 2017 National Convention, sets our union’s broad priorities. The plan sets out how we will make gains in our workplaces and communities, fight racism and discrimination in all its forms, defend public services, and advocate for a better country and world.
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.