CUPE to Qualicum Beach Mayor & Council: Bargain, don’t bully

QUALICUM BEACH – As the Mayor and Council’s lockout enters its third week, CUPE members are urging them to focus on getting back to the table instead of trying to provoke workers and scare the community.

Referring to last week’s release from the Town on safety for the public and exempt employees, CUPE 401 Vice President Laurence Amy said that locked out CUPE members monitoring the work that exempt staff are doing is standard practice in these situations.

Tentative agreement reached with North Bay AIDS committee workers

NORTH BAY, ON – CUPE 4720-04, representing the AIDS Committee of North Bay and area workers, reached a tentative agreement on August 13 with their employer.

The tentative deal averted the strike/lockout deadline that was set for August 15. The local will be taking the agreement to their members for a ratification vote on August 26. No details about the tentative deal will be released until after ratification.

CUPE NB Joins International Day Parade to Celebrate Canadian/American Solidarity

For the fifth year in a row CUPE New Brunswick and CUPE Local 1190 participated in St. Stephen’s International Day parade. The route of the parade passes over the border between St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine in the United States. The parade is a longstanding tradition and is held to show the friendship between the two communities.

CUPE 2150 asks Loyalist Township to return to bargaining table to reach a fair settlement

Loyalist Township municipal workers rejected management’s ‘final’ offer and have asked their Employer to return to the bargaining table to resume negotiations and reach an amicable agreement to avoid any service disruption, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 64 municipal workers at the Township. The workers voted 90 per cent to reject management’s ‘final’ offer at a membership meeting last night.

Working people call on Airport Authority to clarify role of temporary foreign workers

Working people at the Fort McMurray International Airport are calling on the Airport Authority to identify what role, if any, temporary foreign workers are being used to play in privatizing custodial services. Having replaced long-serving working people with temporary foreign workers would seem to represent a direct contravention of the terms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).