CUPE will now represent over 1,900 staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre

More than 1,900 Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) staff have voted to be represented by Canada’s largest health care union – the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). 

Clerical staff, registered practical nurses and care aides, porters, dietary, environmental, trades and other services staff at both KHSC sites (Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital) took part in a workplace representation vote at the end of last week supervised by the Ontario Labour Relations Board. A solid majority of staff voted for CUPE to represent them.

CUPE 998 looks forward to advocating for members with new Efficiency Manitoba Board

CUPE Local 998 congratulates the new board appointed to govern Efficiency Manitoba and looks forward to productive conversations in the future.

“Our members want some certainty about their futures,” said Chris Mravinec, CUPE Local 998 President. “We hope that this board will be transparent and open about our path forward.”

CUPE Local 998 will be sending requests to meet the new board of Efficiency Manitoba in the coming days to ensure that affected Manitoba Hydro employees have their voices heard at the table.

CUPE 998 looks forward to advocating for members with

CUPE Local 998 congratulates the new board appointed to govern Efficiency Manitoba and looks forward to productive conversations in the future.

“Our members want some certainty about their futures,” said Chris Mravinec, CUPE Local 998 President.  “We hope that this board will be transparent and open about our path forward.”

CUPE Local 998 will be sending requests to meet the new board of Efficiency Manitoba in the coming days to ensure that affected Manitoba Hydro employees have their voices heard at the table.

Nova Scotia Councils of Health Care Unions ratify agreement with NSHA and IWK

After more than 18 months of negotiations, over 40 bargaining dates, multiple pieces of Liberal anti-labour legislation and countless protests, members of the Health Care Councils of Unions have voted 92% ratify an agreement put forward by the Province.

This agreement will move negotiations between the employer and all four bargaining groups (Health Care, Administrative Professionals, Support Services and Nursing) into mediated-arbitration.

What this means for negotiations

Natural champions of democracy

Library workers from all over the province are in Richmond this week to participate in the BC Library Association’s (BCLA) annual conference. This year’s conference theme is work and culture, which “urges an examination of the connections between work environments, institutional cultures, and communities; an inquiry of how cultures can impact, clash, and complement each other and inform society as a whole.”

Municipal talks break down in Cornwall – Strike looms for Thursday morning

Talks between the City of Cornwall and four municipal locals broke down on Tuesday, moving the parties closer to a strike on Thursday, May 17th at 12:01 a.m. by three of the four locals. The workers, who are represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 234, 3251-01 and 5734, work for the City in “outside” jobs, at the library, and as paramedics. “Inside” workers, represented by CUPE Local 3251, have a strike deadline of May 23rd at 12:01 a.m.

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