CUPE demands justice for Mohamed Fahmy

Canada’s largest union is calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take personal and immediate action to secure the return of journalist Mohamed Fahmy to Canada. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is echoing the calls of human rights and press freedom organizations around that Fahmy be repatriated from Egypt, were he was unjustly convicted and sentenced to prison for his work as a journalist.

CUPE education workers in Ontario serve notice to start job action September 10

CUPE education workers in Ontario served notice yesterday that province-wide job action will begin on September 10.

“Our members’ work is important to student success in our schools,” said CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Coordinating Committee (OSBCC) Chair, Terri Preston. “We need all parties to understand how serious our members are about the services we provide and being treated with respect at work.”

Labour Day proves politics matter to working people’s lives

TORONTO, ON – On the eve of a federal election, Ontario’s largest union is encouraging working people to get involved in politics and vote for a party that will put workers before bankers.

“Stephen Harper’s government is past its best-before date. But the provincial election taught us that it’s important to vote for positive change, not just against a terrible idea,” said Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario.

CUPE education workers in Ontario serve notice to start job action September 10

CUPE education workers in Ontario served notice yesterday that province-wide job action will begin on September 10.

“Our members’ work is important to student success in our schools,” said CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Coordinating Committee (OSBCC) Chair, Terri Preston. “We need all parties to understand how serious our members are about the services we provide and being treated with respect at work.”

CUPE education workers in Ontario serve notice to start job action September 10th

CUPE education workers in Ontario served notice yesterday that province-wide job action will begin on September 10th.

“Our members’ work is important to student success in our schools,” said CUPE’s Ontario School Boards Coordinating Committee (OSBCC) Chair, Terri Preston. “We need all parties to understand how serious our members are about the services we provide and being treated with respect at work.”

Deal ends Qualicum Beach lockout

QUALICUM BEACH – The month-long lockout of Qualicum Beach municipal workers is over. The town of Qualicum Beach has now agreed to accept a mediator’s recommendations for a new contract with its unionized workers. CUPE members ratified the deal last week.

The 4½-year agreement contains the modest two-per-cent annual wage increase sought by the union since their last contract expired in 2013. The increase is in line with recent settlements in neighbouring communities.

Tom Mulcair’s pension announcement is great news for workers

Tom Mulcair and the NDP announced a bigger, better public pension system – just when Canadians desperately need it.

Mulcair is committed to expanding the CPP and QPP.

The NDP has already committed to boost the Guaranteed Income Support (GIS) for the poorest seniors by $400 million each year. And to reverse the Harper Conservative’s cuts to OAS-GIS by moving the age of eligibility back to 65 from 67.

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