The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Nova Scotia (CCPA-NS) released a new report today that provides a snapshot of what it is like for Early Childhood Educators (ECE) to work in the Early Learning and Child Care sector in Nova Scotia.
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.
Over the past three decades, governments have cut their financial support to post-secondary education. In turn, universities have opened the door wide open to the money – and influence – of corporations and wealthy donors. CUPE has produced a backgrounder that looks at the increasingly corporatized post-secondary sector.
Service cuts and privatization are a failed strategy that the people of Ontario have seen far too many times, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick told a pre-budget committee hearing in Peterborough today.
“Doug Ford likes to talk about the provincial deficit, he even tried to redo the math to make it seem bigger than it is, but the fiscal problem in Ontario isn’t from spending, it’s a revenue problem,” Rennick said.
Talks between the University of Saskatchewan and CUPE Local 1975 have further deteriorated after the Employer tabled a proposal to eliminate the Defined Benefit Plan and replace it with an inferior Defined Contribution or Target Benefit Plan. The local has informed the provincial Mediator that bargaining is at a standstill.
Union vows to fight concessions and two-tier proposals
CUPE Local 15, has served 72-hour strike notice on behalf of the more than 200 workers at the Vancouver Art Gallery. The union issued strike notice on January 28 in response to Gallery managers’ refusal to move from significant concession demands.