CUPE NS calls for transparency legislation governing public-private partnerships

CUPE Nova Scotia released several recommendations to government this week, calling for transparency and accountability legislation to govern public-private partnerships. The recommendations are based on research and discussion coming out of a panel discussion on P3s and transparency held in Halifax on November 13, 2018.

CUPE 4951 in British Columbia ratifies contract

Early childhood educators and a custodian at the child care centre at College of New Caledonia (CNC) have ratified a contract with the non-profit Caledonia Early Care and Learning Centre Society.

“Because of the good relationship between the employer and our members who work at the centre, negotiations were respectful and successful for both parties,” said CUPE 4951 President Lily Bachand.

The agreement includes a professional development fund and a six per cent wage increase in the first year of the two-year contract, effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020.

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.

CUPE 3807 reaches a tentative agreement with Héma-Québec

At long last, CUPE 3807 reached a tentative agreement with Quebec’s blood service agency on November 27. The collective agreement had expired June 23, 2015.

The local represents about sixty employees including registration attendants at mobile donor clinics and Globule blood donor centres, call centre agents, and volunteer liaison and recruitment officers in Montreal.  

Both parties will recommend ratification in the coming weeks. The tentative agreement will not be released publicly until CUPE 3807 members have seen the details of the deal.

CUPE sends solidarity and sympathies to Oshawa auto workers

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is sending solidarity and sympathies to the workers and families impacted by GM’s decision to shutter its plant in Oshawa.

“This decision is devastating for the workers, their families, and so many communities around Oshawa and the Durham region who have built General Motors into what it is today,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock.