Black History Month

On this page, you’ll find some learning resources on Black History Month – including ways for you to get more involved in fighting anti-Black racism and all discrimination.

Every February, CUPE celebrates Black History Month (also known as African Heritage Month) when we pause to reflect on the efforts of the many union activists and community organizers of African descent who lead the fight for inclusive communities and workplaces.

Tentative agreement ratified with TVA Rimouski

More than one month following a threatened lockout by TVA Rimouski, talks between the parties resumed early in the year. After a few meetings, the company offered a partial catch-up wage increase in an attempt to arrive at a final settlement. This offer resulted in a tentative agreement being reached. The catch-up wage increase was one of the major issues in negotiations.

Last Monday, February 5, employees of TVA Rimouski attended a presentation on the tentative agreement followed by a question period before voting 87 per cent in favour of the proposal by secret ballot.

The REM is still a privatization project that will impede the development of public transit

“Thursday’s announcement shows that the Trainsparence coalition, which cited poorly designed routes, technology unsuited for the sectors concerned, unrealistic technical challenges, a flagrant lack of transparency and a topsy-turvy schedule, was right from the outset,” exclaimed Laurent Howe, one of the spokespersons for the Trainsparence coalition.

Workers at the CISSS-Bas-Saint-Laurent are close to burnout

CUPE 5007 is denouncing the untenable situation that patients and personnel have been enduring since the mergers that resulted in the creation of the Centre intégré de santé et services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent (CISSS-BSL).

The union has noted that the CISSS is forcing and threatening personnel to work overtime every week. Those affected include orderlies, caseworkers, health and social services auxiliaries, housekeeping, food services, laundry staff and so on. Everyone is in the same boat.