Myth Buster: Precarious Employment

Over the past thirty years, universities and colleges have increasingly turned to precarious forms of employment. Faculty and support staff are increasingly being hired on short-term, temporary, and casual contracts, rather than in permanent, secure positions. More and more positions are being contracted out to employers who pay low wages and don’t offer [...]

2018-12-10T16:22:14+00:00Monday, December 10th, 2018|Public News|

Standing up for equality, justice and human dignity on International Human Rights Day

On December 10, people around the world will stand up for equality, justice and human dignity by celebrating International Human Rights Day. This year, the day represents the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration was adopted in the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in response to [...]

2018-12-10T10:19:18+00:00Monday, December 10th, 2018|Public News|

CUPE marks December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

On December 6, we mark the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. One of those women, Maryse Laganière, was a CUPE member who worked at the school. Sadly, in the twenty-nine years since the massacre, gender-based discrimination and violence remain widespread in our [...]

2018-12-06T10:36:57+00:00Thursday, December 6th, 2018|Public News|

Stop Workplace Sexual Violence

CUPE is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence at work and recognizes that everyone has a right to work in a safe environment. Sexual violence is any act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender expression or gender identity that is committed, attempted or threatened against a person without their consent. Sexual violence includes harassment, which [...]

2018-12-05T09:23:22+00:00Tuesday, December 4th, 2018|Public News|

CUPE marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, we draw attention to discrimination and barriers in our workplaces and communities, and we recommit to a disability rights agenda. People with disabilities experience higher rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, incarceration, harassment and violence. Those marginalized by racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia face additional barriers and harm. Disability is created by barriers [...]

2018-12-05T09:24:02+00:00Monday, December 3rd, 2018|Public News|

CUPE leadership approves $1 million loan for CUPW

CUPE’s National Executive Board has approved a $1 million interest-free loan to support Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in their efforts to secure a fair collective agreement. In recent weeks, postal workers have faced attacks on their rights not just from their employer, but from the federal government as well, which used a [...]

2018-12-03T09:35:04+00:00Friday, November 30th, 2018|Public News|

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. Poverty, violence and other forms of marginalization mean the impacts of this ongoing epidemic are not shared equally. Women, people with disabilities, [...]

2018-11-30T12:10:36+00:00Friday, November 30th, 2018|Public News|

You’re Invited!

“You’re invited!” Hi, I’m Nick Milanovic, and I’m seeking the federal nomination as the NDP's candidate for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek in 2019. Right now I’m trying to meet all the NDP supporters in our riding, so please accept this as my personal invitation to, Meet-The-Candidate Night on Wednesday, Dec 5, 6:00 - 9:00 [...]

2018-11-29T09:56:36+00:00Thursday, November 29th, 2018|Public News|

Add your voice to the fight against racism

CUPE welcomes the federal government’s consultations on racism and systemic discrimination and encourages members to take part. These consultations will inform the development of a national anti-racism strategy, which was announced in the federal government’s 2018 Budget. Racism is deeply embedded in cultural norms, attitudes and institutions in Canada. The impact is real and devastating [...]

2018-11-29T09:20:47+00:00Wednesday, November 28th, 2018|Public News|

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,” [...]

2018-11-26T16:43:08+00:00Monday, November 26th, 2018|Public News|