Disastrous situation at the Basques and Bas-Saint-Laurent long-term care centres

Representatives of the union of health and social services workers in the Lower St. Lawrence region met with Member for the National Assembly for Rivière-du-Loup-Témiscouata, Denis Tardif to report on the alarming situation in the region’s residential and long-term care centres. The union is requesting an urgent intervention from the Minister of Health and Social Services.

A Convention focused on renewal and mobilization

The 56th Annual Convention of CUPE New Brunswick certainly had its share of mobilization, suspense and emotion.

After four rounds of voting, Brien Watson was elected the new president of CUPE New Brunswick. Five candidates were in the running for the position. 

Brien Watson began his career almost 41 years ago as a programmer in New Brunswick’s Anglophone South School District. For over 15 years, he was president of CUPE 380 in Saint John, representing bus drivers, janitors, maintenance workers, engineers and more. He then became president of CUPE 1253 for seven years.

CUPE files to represent WestJet Encore flight attendants

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has filed an application at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to represent flight attendants at WestJet Encore.

A majority of WestJet Encore flight attendants have signed cards supporting unionization with CUPE, after citing the need for better schedules and better opportunities for career advancement among their reasons for seeking to unionize. CUPE is thrilled to get to work improving the lives of Encore staff.