Dozens of clerical staff at St. Mike’s, St. Joseph’s and Providence – Toronto’s most recent hospitals to undergo restructuring – have been laid off, many with two weeks’ notice, in contradiction to Premier Ford’s election promise that no one in the public sector would lose their jobs. Today, CUPE called for the government to honour its commitment and to find a solution.
Municipal employees from the Town of Esterhazy are the latest members to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
“We are thrilled that the workers at the Town of Esterhazy voted to join our growing union,” said Guy Marsden, National Representative. “We are proud to represent municipal workers from all across Saskatchewan: from Creighton to Kamsack, to Wilkie and Wadena.”
The newest members of CUPE voted to join the union in a mail-in ballot that was counted on April 9, 2019. The Labour Relations Board issued the certification order on April 29, 2019.
Workers with the City of Powell River, BC represented by CUPE 798, have ratified a new 5-year agreement following six days of bargaining.
“City workers are proud to provide the services that keep Powell River strong and vibrant, and I think it shows” said CUPE 798 President Graham Tonks. “Our productive and efficient bargaining session was reflective of the mutual respect and co-operation we share with the city and its representatives.”
City of Powell River Mayor Dave Formosa said the city shares the same sentiment.