CUPE welcomes Flair Airlines flight attendants

CUPE is excited to welcome the flight attendants of Flair Airlines to its growing ranks of airline employees. “On behalf of all of us at CUPE, I’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to all 101 flight attendants at Flair who will now enjoy the strong representation and broad range of resources offered by Canada’s largest trade union,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock.

Time to address Aboriginal inequality and employment

As detailed in a new CUPE report entitled Reconciling the Gap, recent census data for Saskatchewan shows the Aboriginal population is growing and will likely make up one-fifth of the Saskatchewan population by 2036, while showing a stark picture of the current income and employment inequalities facing Aboriginal people in the province.

On October 25, 2017, Statistics Canada released information regarding the Aboriginal population from the 2016 census.

Speak out against the persecution and repression of labour activists in Iran

There are worrying reports from the trade union movement in Iran regarding ongoing persecution and repression of labour activists. CUPE is deeply concerned that labour activists and workers’ rights defenders are being prosecuted and imprisoned across the country, and we ask you to appeal to the Government of Iran to release these prisoners of conscience immediately and unconditionally.

World AIDS Day

On December 1, World AIDS Day, CUPE renews its commitment to breaking down barriers for people with AIDS and HIV. Our union continues to support the global AIDS movement that struggles against discrimination and fights for improvements in public treatment programs.