In a strongly worded letter to Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) CEO Jan Grude and PBC Board Chair Mark Olsen, Healthcare Benefit Trust (HBT) has urged the non-profit benefits provider to do everything in its power to end the labour dispute with CUPE 1816—now approaching its fifth month—and return service levels to normal.
The members of CUPE Quebec are standing behind 600 Pacific Blue Cross employees in British Columbia who have been locked out for the last month and a half. CUPE activists distributed flyers this past Saturday at Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montréal at a reception held by an international organization specializing in group insurance.
Paul O’Donnell and Andrea Addario | CUPE
Representing 227 Ontario workers, CUPE 2073 members are 90 per cent women and 40 per cent deaf.
Chandra Pasma | CUPE Research
In the fall of 2016, the federal government consulted on the idea of extending parental leave to 18 months. At the time, CUPE and our allies criticized the move for privileging wealthy parents while failing to address broader issues of fairness and access to parental leave.
Mark Janson | CUPE Research
On the one-year anniversary of their election, the Trudeau Liberals introduced a controversial piece of pension legislation, Bill C-27, to the House of Commons. They did this very, very quietly. They didn’t put out a press release, or tweet out a single tweet. Not even a selfie!
Judge Cavanagh’s decision contains a partial victory, ensuring the Premier and Ministers can’t hide behind legislative privilege, but his overall decision to dismiss the misfeasance suit over the sale of Hydro One is a huge disappointment to the people of Ontario, says Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario.