Statement by Mark Hancock and Charles Fleury on the Liberal government's back-to-work legislation Canada’s striking postal workers have the full support of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its 665,000 members nationwide. During the 2015 election campaign, Justin Trudeau called out the Harper government for “rolling back many fundamental labour rights that [...]
Please be advised that the Membership Officer position on the Executive Board has fallen permanently vacant, and as a result, nominations for this office will be received at the last Administration Update meeting scheduled for December 4th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 435 Limeridge Rd. East, right across from Limeridge mall, starting at 7:30 p.m.
On November 20, we remember transgender people killed because of hatred and fear. We also renew our commitment to fighting against the harassment and discrimination experienced by trans people and stand in solidarity with all those fighting transphobic governments and policies. Despite ongoing oppression, trans people continue to be at the forefront of significant political [...]
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) recently hosted an annual public meeting that lasted just 17 minutes, provided no information about its privatization plans, and made little effort to engage Canadians. CUPE staff were among the 73 people nationwide who took part in the online webinar. The meeting was far from transparent about what infrastructure the [...]
12 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO FIGHT VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE 1. Raise the profile of the issue Post CUPE’s “It’s not part of the job” poster on union notice boards. We also have stickers and buttons you can order. Download the poster Order the poster Order stickers Order buttons 2. Empower your members Make sure they know their rights and understand the importance [...]
Here are the results from our November 6th elections and nominations: Elected as President – Jamie MacCormack Acclaimed as Vice-President – Sandra (Sam) Forsyth Elected as Recording-Secretary – Katherine Codispodi Acclaimed as Secretary-Treasurer – Pawel Pietruszczak Elected as Chief Steward – Kevin Cook Elected as Health and Safety Officer – Ted Mackie Acclaimed as [...]
The Election Committee has received several complaints about candidates providing information to members that is misleading. We are asking members to ignore the rumours from candidates and if you have any inquiries to the state of the Local 786, we suggest you call the Administrator of the Local at the Local Union office to verify the facts.
With Sudbury hospital at 110 per cent capacity, staff build anti-cuts momentum with rally and community forum
Committed to stemming a cycle of provincial hospital underfunding they believe risks patient care, frontline staff at Health Sciences North (HSN) are building community opposition to the most recent round of staff and patient cuts at the hospital. Their efforts to form an anti-cuts movement in Sudbury are intensifying with a second in a [...]
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) welcomes Canada’s long-awaited first federal pay equity legislation. “This is a great achievement for the women’s movement in Canada and the allies who fought for decades to right this historical wrong,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “There is room for improvement in this legislation, but we give [...]
The UN expert on poverty is warning that privatization of public services tramples on human rights, hitting people who are already marginalized the hardest. Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty, looked at privatization from a human rights perspective. His report finds that “privatization often involves the systematic elimination of human rights protections and further marginalization [...]