All in the CUPE family

Five locals give back to their community with picnic in the park

Cloudy weather was not enough to dampen spirits at the fourth annual Tri-Cities family picnic in the park on Saturday (September 22).

Before a spectacular view of Burrard Inlet, members from five CUPE locals served up hotdogs, snacks and refreshments while providing games and face painting for the kids. Visitors to Rocky Point Park were surprised and delighted to wander into the CUPE fest and be welcomed with offers of free food and children’s entertainment. Some gave donations to help offset the costs.

Alternative Federal Budget Gender Equality

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Three out of every 10 women in the workforce work in health, education and social services, in occupations such as nursing, teaching and community services that accommodate their disproportionate share of unpaid work, particularly child care.1

Action: Invest in the sectors where women work today, and ensure that job stimulus and infrastructure spending is directed at Canada’s entire labour force, 48% of which is made up of women.2

Woodstock library workers and library board reach tentative settlement

A tentative settlement on a new collective agreement for workers at Woodstock Public Library was reached Wednesday night, averting the strike scheduled for midnight tonight.

 

Teams negotiating for Local 1146 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the library board agreed the deal.

 

The union will not disclose details of the tentative settlement until the 31 Woodstock library workers have had the opportunity to review its contents and vote on the agreement.

 

The vote will be held today (Thursday) at 5 p.m.

 

 

CUPE 1975 says “Paws off our pensions” to the University of Saskatchewan and files for impasse

After almost two years of bargaining, the CUPE 1975 bargaining committee has served written notice to the employer and the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety that the union and the University of Saskatchewan have reached an impasse in the current round of negotiations.

The main sticking point in negotiations is the pension plan. The University is refusing to talk pensions at the bargaining table and is threatening to make unilateral cuts to the pension plan.

Privatized liquor is bad news for New Brunswick

CUPE 963, the union representing NB Liquor workers, opposes the potential modification of the Liquor Control Act to allow convenience stores to sell beer, wine and alcohol. This modification became an electoral promise of the Liberals this weekend.

“With the current growth of agency stores, this further erodes our service, even more so in urban areas. This is partial privatization and it will lead to closures of ANBL stores,” said Jamie Agnew, president of CUPE 963.

Local 1975 says “Paws off our pensions” to the University of Saskatchewan and files for impasse

After almost two years of bargaining, your Local 1975 bargaining committee has served written notice to the employer and the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety that the union and the University of Saskatchewan have reached an impasse in the current round of negotiations.

The main sticking point in negotiations is the pension plan. The University is refusing to talk pensions at the bargaining table and is threatening to make unilateral cuts to the pension plan.

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