Women at work: still a long way to go

CUPE’s work for gender justice has a clear goal: not one step back. We push governments at all levels to apply a gender lens to budgets and update policies to recognize the impact of intersecting forms of discrimination. A review of the latest statistics about women and work reminds us that our collective work for equity and human rights is far from over. All statistics draw on the latest available information – dates vary by source and study.

Cornwall municipal workers give their union overwhelming strike mandate

Municipal workers in Cornwall have given their union a strong strike mandate following votes held over the last two weeks. The workers, who are represented by CUPE Locals 234, 3251, 3251-01 and 5734, work for the City in “outside” jobs, “inside” jobs, at the library, and as paramedics. Their combined average strike vote was 93 per cent in favour of taking strike action if necessary. No strike/lockout deadline has as yet been established.