International Workers’ Day - May 1

CUPE recognizes International Workers’ Day today, May 1, in solidarity with millions of workers around the worIn commemoration of the struggle for an eight hour work day, we recognize the historic struggles of workers who have gone before us and their hard fought gains we benefit from today. We celebrate the resistance of workers today who continue to fight to realize genuine labour rights and economic justice.

CUPE NL to hold 41st annual convention May 4-6

ST. JOHN’S – The 41st annual CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Convention gets underway at 9:00 am Monday, May 4 at the Comfort Inn Airport Hotel in St. John’s and runs through to Wednesday, May 6.

MONDAY, 4 MAY 2015

10:30 a.m. – Guest Speaker – Paul Moist, CUPE National President
11:30 a.m. – Guest Speaker – Ryan Cleary, MP St. John’s South/Mount Pearl
2:30 p.m. – Guest Speaker – Charles Fleury, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer
3:30 p.m. – Guest Speaker – Earle McCurdy, Leader NL New Democratic Party

Profile of Warrick Cluney: It’s in my blood

John McCracken | CUPE Communications

In 1980, Warrick Cluney took a job as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Conception Bay South (CBS), Newfoundland, and became a member of CUPE 3034.

At the time, CBS was a small coastal community. It is just outside St. John’s on the Avalon Peninsula. The local consisted of public works and office employees and had 15 members.

This February, Cluney stepped down as president of CUPE 3034, after serving in that position for 32 years. His local now has just under 170 members.

We are one election away

Paul Moist | CUPE National President

For decades, Liberal and Conservative governments have been telling Canadians we must settle for less. In 2015, we have the opportunity to reject this cynical message and vote for the real change we need. As CUPE members we must seize this opportunity and get involved in the next federal election.

Profile of Warrick Cluney: It’s in my blood

John McCracken | CUPE Communications

In 1980, Warrick Cluney took a job as a heavy equipment operator for the Town of Conception Bay South (CBS), Newfoundland, and became a member of CUPE 3034.

At the time, CBS was a small coastal community. It is just outside St. John’s on the Avalon Peninsula. The local consisted of public works and office employees and had 15 members.

This February, Cluney stepped down as president of CUPE 3034, after serving in that position for 32 years. His local now has just under 170 members.

CUPE to donate $35,000 to relief efforts in Nepal

On April 25, an earthquake devastated the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Thousands have died and the death toll continues to rise with a further 6,500 injured, according to Nepalese officials. Women, children and elderly people sit outside in the cold and wind, while numerous people are still buried and dying under the collapsed buildings.

CUPE has pledged $25,000 to Oxfam international and another $10,000 to the Public Services International (PSI) Nepal relief fund.

Town of Windsor sign new five-year deal

WINDSOR, NS – The Town of Windsor and CUPE Local 1089 are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement on a five-year collective agreement which runs through to March 31, 2020. Town Council and CUPE Local 1089 have both ratified the agreement.

Local 1089 President Yogi Harvey says, “Our members are pleased with the agreement and see it as the town showing its appreciation for the hard work that we do for residents.”

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