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Dec 22, 2019, 20:00 ET CUPE 7000 members ratify collective agreement with SkyTrain

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 7000 members have ratified the union's tentative agreement with the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain). The agreement was reached at the end of an all-night,...


Dec 22, 2019, 15:44 ET Vigil to save lives and stop hospital addiction program closure set for Monday 12:30 p.m.

NORTH BAY, ON, Dec. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Amid shock and concern that a vitally needed 29-bed hospital-based addiction treatment program will close, community support is growing in North Bay. A vigil is...


Dec 19, 2019, 17:57 ET CUPE Local 38 President Responds to Farkas' Vampire Comments

CALGARY, Dec. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE Local 38 President D'Arcy Lanovaz shares Mayor Nenshi's concern about the tone of the debate regarding retirement allowances. "The notion that this level of...


Dec 19, 2019, 15:06 ET CUPE Appalled by NB Premier Higgs's Assault on Charter Rights

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, is appalled by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs's disdain for nursing home workers and their Charter...


Dec 18, 2019, 10:34 ET What's missing from Trudeau's pharmacare plan?

OTTAWA, Dec. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE is happy to see a commitment to "national universal pharmacare" in the Prime Minister's mandate letter to Patty Hajdu, Canada's new Minister of Health. It's...


Dec 18, 2019, 08:00 ET With new critical reports, Ontario's Solicitor General must act to stop the closure of Hamilton forensic pathology

HAMILTON, ON, Dec. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Ontario's Solicitor General must act immediately to stop the controversial closure of the Hamilton forensic pathology unit, in light of two new critical reports –...


Dec 17, 2019, 15:59 ET CUPE welcomes flight attendants at PAL Airlines

OTTAWA, Dec. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Union of Public Employees has been certified to represent the flight attendants at PAL Airlines, which is headquartered in St. John's, NL. PAL is the third...


Dec 17, 2019, 13:48 ET Why is a hospital residential addiction program being cut when North Bay had 138 drug-related overdoses since May?

NORTH BAY, ON, Dec. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - In the midst of an opioid crisis that continues to devastate families in northeastern Ontario, an in-hospital residential addiction and detox program – that...


Dec 17, 2019, 12:23 ET Coalition of Ontario unions to launch Charter challenge, vowing to defend the rights of all Ontarians with aggressive campaign to repeal Bill 124

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, ten Ontario unions representing more than 250,000 thousand affected broader public sector employees, announced their intention to launch a coordinated Charter...


Dec 16, 2019, 13:43 ET CUPE members ratify collective agreement that improves livability for lowest-paid members

VICTORIA, Dec. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 3886 support staff at Royal Roads voted on December 13 to ratify a new three-year collective agreement, signing off on the tentative agreement reached on December ...


Dec 16, 2019, 13:31 ET Media Advisory - Ontario unions announce joint legal challenge and aggressive campaign to repeal Bill 124

TORONTO, Dec. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Ontario unions will hold a press conference and media availability to announce their joint Charter challenge to Bill 124. The Ontario Federation of Labour will also...


Dec 11, 2019, 11:05 ET Media Advisory - Essex long-term care staff take caring to the community with local food bank gift

ESSEX, ON, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Giving comes naturally to the registered practical nurses, personal support workers (PSWs), restorative and dietary staff at Iler Lodge in Essex. Each day they work...


Dec 11, 2019, 10:37 ET Northumberland County Social Services Workers Return to Bargaining Table with a Strong Strike Mandate

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, ON, Dec. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Thirty-three workers with the Social Services Department of Northumberland County are entering contract negotiations with the assistance of a...


Dec 11, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Grand Falls-Windsor municipal workers to hold information picket Wednesday, December 11/

Town of Grand Falls-Windsor in violation of contract with municipal workers GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL, Dec. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The union representing municipal workers employed by the Town of Grand...


Dec 10, 2019, 11:49 ET Grand Falls-Windsor municipal workers to hold information picket Wednesday, December 11

Town of Grand Falls-Windsor in violation of contract with municipal workers GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NL, Dec. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The union representing municipal workers employed by the Town of Grand...


Dec 10, 2019, 08:31 ET CUPE 7000, SkyTrain reach tentative agreement

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - A three-day strike by SkyTrain workers has been averted, thanks to a new tentative agreement reached early this morning following a marathon bargaining session...


Dec 09, 2019, 15:53 ET TTC continues to fight workers' rights

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Despite an overwhelming "yes" vote to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), management at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues to stand in the...


Dec 09, 2019, 15:24 ET Canada's largest union calls on Trudeau to boost Canada Health Transfer

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to restore federal health funding increases through the ...


Dec 08, 2019, 19:07 ET CUPE 7000 Statement

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Today's media coverage of the labour dispute between CUPE 7000 and the BCRTC (SkyTrain) included interviews with a TransLink spokesperson whose inaccurate statements ...


Dec 07, 2019, 14:00 ET SkyTrain strike to begin with full shutdown on Tuesday

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Job action by SkyTrain employees will begin on Tuesday morning with a full withdrawal of services, CUPE 7000 President Tony Rebelo said today. CUPE 7000 issued...


Dec 06, 2019, 14:55 ET CUPE 7000 issues 72-hour strike notice for SkyTrain

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 7000 has issued 72-hour strike notice to the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) following four full days of mediation and more than 40 days of direct...


Dec 05, 2019, 09:36 ET Ontario PCs urged to scrap health service privatization in Bill 138

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The provincial government has no mandate to "hurriedly" pass legislation (Bill 138) which opens health care clinical and support services to aggressive privatization,...


Dec 05, 2019, 09:27 ET CUPE Nova Scotia Women's Committee calls on province for prevention strategies and services to combat femicide

HALIFAX, Dec. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The CUPE Nova Scotia Women's Committee is encouraging members, co-workers, friends and families to take action to stop femicide and to attend a vigil in their community...


Dec 03, 2019, 09:01 ET People with developmental disabilities can not take any more cuts, front-line workers warn Ford Government

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Developmental Services workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), held a press conference at Queen's Park to mark International Day of...


Dec 02, 2019, 17:51 ET Media Advisory - CUPE developmental services workers at Queen's Park for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Developmental services workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, NDP Community and Social Services Critic...