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Aug 29, 2013, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - Keep telco jobs in Canada: Major rally this Friday against Verizon "takeover"/

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Two of Canada's largest unions are planning a rally in Toronto this Friday to protest the Harper government's decision to allow U.S. telco giant Verizon to compete in...


Aug 26, 2013, 15:13 ET Media advisory - Keep telco jobs in Canada: Major rally this Friday against Verizon "takeover"

TORONTO, Aug. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Two of Canada's largest unions are planning a rally in Toronto this Friday to protest the Harper government's decision to allow U.S. telco giant Verizon to compete in...


Aug 22, 2013, 10:43 ET Most Canadians oppose foreign ownership in telecommunications: poll

OTTAWA, Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is calling on Harper's Conservatives to heed the majority of Canadians' opinion and repeal legislation...


Aug 20, 2013, 09:00 ET Verizon's Canada Investment Act security test

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is calling on the Harper government to explain how it intends to review and address national security...


Aug 16, 2013, 09:00 ET Establish Telco Crown Corporation: union

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is calling on the Harper government to rescind advantages offered to Verizon Communications to set up as a...


Aug 15, 2013, 11:12 ET Canadians demand CRTC hearing on cuts to OMNI TV

OTTAWA, Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - A broad range of Canada's multicultural communities has backed a call to the CRTC to hold public hearings on OMNI TV's cuts to multicultural programming. "The...


Aug 09, 2013, 08:45 ET Union concerned about Verizon spying on Canadians

OTTAWA, Aug. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is worried that if New York-based Verizon Communications takes over Canada's telecommunications it will pass...


Jul 29, 2013, 12:12 ET Stop wooing Verizon, says union

OTTAWA, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada stridently opposes advantages the Harper government is offering New York-based Verizon Communications to take ...


Jul 29, 2013, 09:00 ET Graphic Packaging's closure leaves workers out to dry, says union

TORONTO, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Workers at Atlanta-based Graphic Packaging's plant in Brampton are decrying the company for closing shop. Graphic Packaging is planning to close the plant in September, ...


Jul 16, 2013, 14:16 ET Union decries Sun Media job cuts

Quality journalism at risk, SONG president says TORONTO, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The union representing employees at Sun Media across Ontario is stunned by a second round of large-scale newspaper job...


Jul 15, 2013, 11:04 ET NEB decision puts US energy needs first, union

OTTAWA, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's largest energy workers' union is very disappointed that the National Energy Board has rejected a request by the last remaining refinery on Canada's West coast...


Jul 09, 2013, 16:53 ET Labour leaders participate in hearing against Canadian oil giant in Colombia this week

BOGOTA, Colombia, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Local and national leaders from Canada's largest energy union will take part in a public hearing this week on charges laid against the Canadian oil and gold...


Jul 08, 2013, 17:17 ET Lac-Mégantic tragedy: donations and solidarity pour in from union

OTTAWA, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada has donated from its Humanity Fund to assist victims` families and the communities affected by the tragic...


Jun 28, 2013, 15:40 ET Labour Negotiations at Bell Canada - Tentative Contract Accepted by Clerical & Associated Employees

OTTAWA, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Clerical & Associated employees of Bell Canada, members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) Union of Canada have approved a new 4.5 year collective...


Jun 21, 2013, 08:00 ET Elevator fright prompts call for government action to ensure safety

OTTAWA, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - A group of 11 conference delegates staying at the Delta downtown Ottawa went through a frightful experience late yesterday. They got stuck in an elevator for 35 minutes, ...


Jun 21, 2013, 07:00 ET Media advisory - Comedian Mary Walsh addresses women's conference before 'March of Aprons' this Saturday

OTTAWA, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - WHEN: 9 am Saturday, June 22, Speaker Mary Walsh 10 am, June 22, March of Aprons to Parliament Hill WHERE: Delta Hotel, 101 Lyon St., Ottawa WHY: About 300 participants...


Jun 19, 2013, 08:48 ET Women's conference to target Harper roll backs

Highlights include comedian Mary Walsh and 'March of Aprons' to Parliament Hill OTTAWA, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - About 300 trade unionists from the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union will...


Jun 14, 2013, 13:25 ET Supreme Court protects workers' privacy rights

OTTAWA, June 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Today's Supreme Court decision on mandatory random alcohol testing is a victory in the battle to protect workers' privacy rights, says Dave Coles, President of the...


Jun 12, 2013, 16:00 ET Tentative agreement for union members at SaskTel

REGINA, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) has reached a tentative collective agreement with SaskTel on behalf of its more than 3,000 members from ...


Jun 10, 2013, 15:49 ET New ownership of Twin Rivers latest sign of forestry renewal

EDMUNDSTON, NB, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The union representing workers at Twin Rivers Paper Company welcomes its acquisition by Atlas Holdings and Blue Wolf Capital Speaking at today's press conference ...


Jun 07, 2013, 11:08 ET Tory hypocrisy exposed as attacks on workers continue in midst of financial scandal

OTTAWA, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The ongoing Senate scandal, the resignation of MP Brent Rathgeber from the Conservative caucus and the recent discovery of a Conservative secret fund are exposing the...


Jun 04, 2013, 13:00 ET CEP National energy wage settlement a positive message for Canadian economy

EDMONTON, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Oil, gas and petrochemical workers from workplaces across Canada have ratified a new pattern agreement with Suncor Energy providing wage increases of 10.5% over three...


May 31, 2013, 09:43 ET Spectrum sale must include job commitments

OTTAWA, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - "The government's upcoming wireless spectrum auction should include commitments to Canadian workers", says Dave Coles, President of Canada's largest telecommunications...


May 30, 2013, 15:56 ET Rogers reneges on commitments to ethnic communities by cuts to OMNI TV

OTTAWA, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers' decision to reduce or eliminate programming from its OMNI TV stations and its specialty services flies in the face of its commitments to Canadians and the CRTC,...