CEO of Legal Aid Saskatchewan threatening CUPE member with defamation lawsuit

A member of CUPE Local 1949 has been threatened with a lawsuit in retaliation of her efforts to represent the six members who were laid off when Legal Aid Saskatchewan privatized the majority of duty counsel work in the Saskatoon office this summer. 

In a letter provided by CEO Craig Goebel’s legal counsel, CUPE member Val Harvey was threatened with a defamation law suit. 

Terrebonne–Mascouche bus drivers are exhausted, passenger safety at stake

Although employees of the Terrebonne-Mascouche transit system in Quebec have been reporting a host of problems to Keolis, their employer, nothing has yet been done to rectify the issues affecting the delivery of service across the municipalities of Mascouche and Terrebonne. As a result, employees with CUPE 4846 opted to demonstrate last Thursday.

Terrebonne–Mascouche bus drivers are exhausted, putting passenger safety at stake

Although employees of the Terrebonne-Mascouche transit system have been reporting a host of problems to Keolis, their employer, nothing has yet been done to rectify the issues affecting the delivery of service on the territory of the municipalities of Mascouche and Terrebonne. As a result, employees with CUPE 4846 have opted to demonstrate this past Thursday.

The Town of Lorraine reaches a 7-year agreement with its blue-collar workers

Industrial peace has now been achieved in Lorraine now that all groups of employees have signed their new collective agreement.

Wednesday, the twelve blue-collar workers signed their contract with the Town of Lorraine.

Last August 29, the members unanimously ratified the tentative agreement at a general meeting. The new agreement, which runs for 7 years, calls for annual wage increases of 2% per year.

Joining a union best investment of all

What’s the best investment an ordinary working Canadian can make?

  1. Real estate?
  2. A balanced investment fund?
  3. The next hot tech stock?
  4. Bitcoin?

The surprising answer is: none of the above. By far the best investment most working Canadians can make is to join a union. Let’s have a closer look.

Union members in Canada are paid, on average, an extra $5.26 an hour, $180 more weekly, and over $9,000 more per year than non-unionized workers. This union wage premium is about 20 per cent higher than non-unionized wages.

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