Pension training draws record crowd

Meet some of CUPE’s pension champions and guardians! They took part in our union’s largest-ever training for pension trustees and pension advisory committee members, held in Ottawa from January 14th to 18th.

Workplace pensions are our members’ deferred wages. Many plans are under growing pressure from employers and some governments, including attacks on secure defined benefit pension plans, the threat of two-tier pensions, and cuts to benefits.

Vancouver Art Gallery workers strike over concessions and wages

Gallery workers walk off the job in response to employer efforts to force a vote on rejected last offer

After rejecting the employer’s final offer Friday, workers at the Vancouver Art Gallery are walking off the job. The union served strike notice on Monday, January 28 but continued to bargain through the week in hopes of reaching a negotiated settlement.

Mayor Bernie Power, take your head out of the sand: CUPE 1761

CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers employed with the Town of Placentia NL launched a new radio and print ad on February 2, 2019.

Listen to the radio ad

CUPE represents municipal workers who provide important public services to the residents of Placentia.

We’re focused on achieving a fair contract for our members and the Town of Placentia.

We wish the Mayor was too.

He needs to stop delaying negotiations. Stop trying to strip away our contract.

Placentia NL Mayor Bernie Power, Take your head out of the sand: CUPE 1761

CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers employed with the Town of Placentia NL launched a new radio and print ad on February 2, 2019.

Listen to the radio ad

CUPE represents municipal workers who provide important public services to the residents of Placentia.

We’re focused on achieving a fair contract for our members and the Town of Placentia.

We wish the Mayor was too.

He needs to stop delaying negotiations. Stop trying to strip away our contract.

Town hall sheds light on the need for public long-term care solution in Grenfell, SK

On January 24, 2019, CUPE Local 5430 organized a standing room only town hall meeting in Grenfell, SK, to talk about the closure of Grenfell Pioneer Home and the impact the loss of jobs and residents has had on the community.  Speakers included NDP MLA and health critic Vicki Mowat, NDP seniors’ critic Danielle Chartier, CUPE 5430 President Sandra Seitz and community residents Lois

Mayor Bernie Power, Placentia N.L., Take your head out of the sand: CUPE 1761

CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers employed with the Town of Placentia, launched a new radio and print ad on February 2, 2019.

Listen to the radio ad

CUPE represents municipal workers who provide important public services to the residents of Placentia.

We’re focused on achieving a fair contract for our members and the Town of Placentia.

We wish the Mayor was too.

He needs to stop delaying negotiations. Stop trying to strip away our contract.

CUPE celebrates Black History Month

February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month (also known as African Heritage month). Black History Month is a time for all Canadians to reflect and educate ourselves on the history of enslavement, discrimination, bigotry and criminalization of people of African descent. 

It is also a time to celebrate and highlight the best of Black history and culture and to honour the historic leaders of Black communities, their accomplishments and their enduring fight for freedom.

Black History Month

February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month (also known as African Heritage month). Black History Month is a time for all Canadians to reflect and educate ourselves on the history of enslavement, discrimination, bigotry and criminalization of people of African descent. 

It is also a time to celebrate and highlight the best of Black history and culture and to honour the historic leaders of Black communities, their accomplishments and their enduring fight for freedom.

Epic failure: Devlin turns his back on Ontario’s hospital capacity crisis

Today’s initial report from Ontario’s PC government “expert” Reuben Devlin “can only be seen as an epic failure to face the truth about why patients are in the hallways and tub rooms of overcrowded hospitals. Mr. Devlin is turning his back on Ontario’s hospital capacity crisis,” says the president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU), the large hospital division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Ontario.

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