CUPE is ready to welcome WestJet flight attendants

Following the unionization of WestJet pilots at ALPA, many WestJet cabin crew members are now looking to CUPE to represent them.

As a leading national airline in Canada, WestJet cabin crew members deserve the support of a national union and the resources and expertise it can provide to amplify their voice at work.

WestJet cabin crew members are ready to take the next step - and CUPE is ready to support them.

With over 11,500 flight attendant members, CUPE is Canada’s flight attendant union.

Climate change: Despite Trump, the world needs to move ahead

The world needs to move forward to solve the climate crisis and create a clean and green future. But American President Donald Trump – by rejecting the Paris Climate Accord – is trying to take a giant step backward into a regressive past dominated by dirty fossil fuels. Trump is also turning his back on the spirit of international co-operation and consensus, while further isolating the US with his entrenched policies and actions.

Longueuil transit authority bus drivers adopt a strike mandate

At a union meeting this morning, the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (RTL) bus drivers voted 98% in favour of a strike mandate, to be triggered at the appropriate time.

The RTL Bus Driver’s Union, Local 3333 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), began negotiating a new collective agreement this spring. The drivers have been without a contract since January 1, 2017. The negotiations stalled on the calculation of travel times.

Pallister government passes reckless legislation

With the conclusion of the 41st Legislature, the Pallister government is willfully passing legislation that will disrupt health care, hurt working families, and will leave Manitobans with more questions than answers, says CUPE Manitoba.

“Pallister’s government is willfully passing irresponsible and ill-conceived legislation that leave more questions than answers,” says Terry Egan, President of CUPE Manitoba.

“This whole session the government has acted like amateurs by tabling ill-conceived legislation, and Manitobans will suffer because of it”.

CUPE celebrates as two former members elected to Nova Scotia Legislature

CUPE Nova Scotia congratulates former CUPE members Sue LeBlanc, MLA for Dartmouth North, and Tammy Martin, MLA for Cape Breton Centre, on their election to the Nova Scotia Legislature in the provincial election held May 30, 2017.
“It is thrilling to see two incredible women elected to represent Nova Scotians,” says Nan McFadgen, CUPE Nova Scotia president. “Having new progressive voices in the legislature is important for the future of the labour movement in the province. We know they’ll do a wonderful job.”

Union surprised by sudden layoffs at the Saskatoon Public Library

CUPE 2669 is reeling from the Saskatoon Public Library’s decision to lay off 20 staff members, just months after a hard fought campaign to restore provincial funding to the library.

“This was a completely unexpected and very upsetting decision by the Saskatoon Public Library,” said Lindsay Johnston, acting president of CUPE Local 2669 and a worker at the Saskatoon Public Library. “Though we felt like our jobs were safe when the funding was restored, we have become another casualty of the Sask Party’s budget.”

Municipal employees of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies sign for five years

Inside and outside workers of the municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, in Quebec, have a new five-year collective agreement. The official signing between municipal representatives and CUPE 4273 took place Monday morning.

The agreement includes total salary increases of 12% for all employees, as well as a re-evaluation of some positions. This new agreement also provides for the implementation of the FTQ Member-funded Pension Plan (RRFS-FTQ). Total employer-employee contributions will be 14% of salary per year.