Bargaining Forward in New Brunswick: Coordinating to Win

Gabrielle Ross-Marquette | CUPE Research

Something special is happening at provincial bargaining tables in New Brunswick. Since March 2018, provincial groups have been pushing to make gains on the exact same priority: real wage increases. As negotiations continue, sustaining the pressure on the Government of New Brunswick has required strategic coordination at all levels of CUPE across the province.

CUPE 4500 Transit Supervisor saves life on Knight Street bridge

CUPE 4500 member Surinder Sahdra has responded to a variety of situations in his 18 years as a Transit Supervisor for Coast Mountain Bus Company. From problem passengers and vehicle breakdowns to reuniting lost children with their parents or finding lost wallets and cell phones—or even laptops—and returning them to their owners, he’s seen it all.

Contract jobs now account for majority of university faculty appointments

Canadian universities are relying heavily on precariously-employed faculty on campus, according to a new study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

By 2016-17, contract jobs in the sector accounted for the majority (53.6 per cent) of all university faculty appointments. The findings show that reliance on contract faculty is a foundational part of the system, and has been for at least a decade.