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10:22 ET Héroux-Devtek and its Longueuil facility employees ratify a new three-year collective agreement

LONGUEUIL, QC, July 18, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX) ("Héroux-Devtek" or the "Corporation"), the world's third-largest landing...


07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Home-Care Workers Mark 7th Week of Lockout by CarePartners/

SUDBURY, ON, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers...


Jul 17, 2019, 14:10 ET Richmond K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

RICHMOND, BC, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 716, K-12 support workers at School District 38, reached a tentative agreement on July 15 following 10...


Jul 17, 2019, 13:32 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Home-Care Workers Mark 7th Week of Lockout by CarePartners

SUDBURY, ON, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers...


Jul 17, 2019, 12:57 ET Legal Clinic Workers Join the Society of United Professionals

TORONTO, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Employees of Willowdale Community Legal Services unanimously voted to join the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE...


Jul 17, 2019, 11:51 ET Media Advisory - Placentia municipal workers joined on picket line by CUPE NL president

PLACENTIA, NL, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Striking municipal workers in Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, were...


Jul 17, 2019, 06:00 ET OPSEU demands government reverse its decision to privatize commercial fishery inspections

TORONTO, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising the alarm about a decision to privatize the inspection of the...


Jul 16, 2019, 17:47 ET Trump's 'Buy America' Rules Are Harmful to Canada, But Could Have Been Avoided

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Yesterday the Trump administration announced new 'Buy America' provisions that will restrict access by Canadian...


Jul 16, 2019, 16:24 ET Media Advisory - Nanaimo/Ladysmith K-12 support workers ratify tentative agreement

NANAIMO, BC, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 606, K-12 support workers at School District 68, reached a tentative agreement on Sunday, July 14 following...


Jul 16, 2019, 15:52 ET Media Advisory - CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer to visit Wood Buffalo picket line

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Locked out employees of Wood Buffalo Housing will get a boost on the picket line on Wednesday from a visit...


Jul 16, 2019, 11:42 ET Media Advisory - CUPE municipal workers walk off the job in Town of Placentia

PLACENTIA, NL, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Municipal workers in the Town of Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, have...


Jul 16, 2019, 06:00 ET Those who want to raise beer prices are nothing more than pickpockets: OPSEU President

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - A demand for new minimum beer prices by the Ontario Convenience Stores Association is nothing more than an attempt to...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:00 ET Premier Ford can't wish hallway medicine away and cut millions of dollars from hospitals, long-term care, public health and EMS in 2019

TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - While Premier Doug Ford announced last week that, within a year, no more patients would receive care in hospital...


Jul 15, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - PC hospital cuts are worse than projected; OHC, CUPE Queen's Park media conference Monday/

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Recent comments by the Ontario ministry of health reveal that despite a promise (reiterated this week) by the Premier...


Jul 12, 2019, 18:50 ET Victoria outside K-12 support workers ratify tentative agreement

VICTORIA, BC, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 382, K-12 outside support workers at School District 61, reached a tentative agreement on July 11 following...


Jul 12, 2019, 16:13 ET Unifor Metro workers reach tentative deal

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Unifor members of Local 414 have reached a tentative agreement with Metro grocery stores. The new contract covers...


Jul 12, 2019, 15:40 ET OPSEU President demands LCBO chair's dismissal over widespread shortages

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding the dismissal of LCBO board chair Carmine Nigro over the...


Jul 12, 2019, 15:11 ET CUPE Ontario members and the community rally against Ford Conservative's cuts to Brant Family and Children's Services as entire Board resigns

BRANTFORD, ON, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Ontario (CUPE Ontario) joined front-line workers...


Jul 12, 2019, 13:47 ET Media Advisory - PC hospital cuts are worse than projected; OHC, CUPE Queen's Park media conference Monday

TORONTO, July 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Recent comments by the Ontario ministry of health reveal that despite a promise (reiterated this week) by the Premier...


Jul 11, 2019, 19:36 ET K-12 support workers in Delta reach tentative agreement

DELTA, BC, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 1091, K-12 support workers at School District 37 reached a tentative agreement on July 11 following 12 sessions ...


Jul 11, 2019, 17:56 ET Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and CUPE Local 118 reach tentative agreement

PORT ALBERNI, BC, July 11, 2019 CUPE Local 118 and the ACRD have signed a memorandum of settlement to conclude contract negotiations that began in...


Jul 11, 2019, 14:27 ET Media Advisory - President of CUPE Ontario, Fred Hahn to join march and address rally in support of proper funding for the Brant Family and Children's Services (FACS)

BRANTFORD, ON, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, CUPE Local 181 President, Jennifer Kirby, workers and community members will...


Jul 11, 2019, 11:08 ET With $8 billion more in cuts coming, Ford PCs "even worse than Harris" - Ottawa shorted 317 hospital beds, 2,805 staff, new report finds

OTTAWA, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative (PC) government is "even worse than Mike...


Jul 11, 2019, 10:41 ET OPSEU to join injured worker groups for a "teach-in" at Doug Downey's Barrie office

TORONTO, July 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Injured workers in Ontario already face an uphill battle to get the compensation they need to offset lost wages while...


Jul 10, 2019, 19:36 ET Brant Children & Family Services Board Resignation: An Undeniable Statement of a System in Crisis

TORONTO, July 10, 2019 /CNW/ - In an open letter to the community, The Board of Directors for Brant Family and Children's Services, led by Executive...