New commitment to long-term care welcome but not what it’s packaged to be

Today’s announcement by the Premier in response to the public outcry for legislating minimum care standards for seniors living in long-term care falls far short of what they’re packaging it to be, says Candace Rennick, Secretary Treasurer of CUPE Ontario who has been leading the campaign for four hours of direct hands on care.

Cowichan Valley civic workers vote in favour of strike action

CUPE Local 358 members in the Cowichan Valley are still without a contract after nearly a year of negotiations and bargaining discussions with the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), the City of Duncan, BC, and the District of North Cowichan have all broken down.

City of Duncan workers voted 95% in favour of strike action and a strike vote is planned for November 9 with CVRD members. Mediation through the Labour Relations Board (LRB) is also scheduled for both the CVRD and the District of North Cowichan later this month.

CUPE congratulates Valérie Plante, first woman to be elected mayor of Montréal

Valérie Plante made history last night by being elected Montréal’s first woman mayor.

CUPE, the largest union representing employees of the City of Montréal, welcomes this decisive victory of Ms. Plante and the Projet Montréal team. Overcoming incumbent Denis Coderre by capturing 51.4% of the vote versus his 45.6%, she becomes the city’s 45th mayor.