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    May is Asian Heritage Month

    Asian Heritage Month has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s and was officially recognized by the federal government in May 2002. Every year at this time, CUPE celebrates the contributions that members of Asian communities have made to Canada. We acknowledge and honour the activism of people of Asian descent in their fight for human rights and […]

    CUPE marks World Water Day 2018

    Public water and wastewater services are vital to our lives and are fundamental human rights. These services are the foundation of safe and healthy communities. On March 22, CUPE members and our local and international allies recommit to protecting water and wastewater services from privatization and strengthening these services for future generations. CUPE works in […]

    Diverse workplaces bring many benefits

    New research demonstrates that having a more ethnically diverse workforce isn’t just important for social justice – it’s also good for the economy. The report, published jointly by the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, found that a diverse workforce is directly connected to increased productivity and revenues. Diversity Dividend: […]

    Women at work: still a long way to go

    CUPE’s work for gender justice has a clear goal: not one step back. We push governments at all levels to apply a gender lens to budgets and update policies to recognize the impact of intersecting forms of discrimination. A review of the latest statistics about women and work reminds us that our collective work for […]

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    • Cornwall city workers take strike action May 17, 2018
        CORNWALL, ON – Picket lines have gone up and more than 230 Cornwall city workers have commenced strike action this morning after Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the City of Cornwall failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations. Paramedics, outside workers, and library workers are now on strike. “It certainly didn’t […]
    • Municipal talks break down in Cornwall Strike looms for Thursday morning May 16, 2018
        CORNWALL, ON – Talks between the City of Cornwall and four municipal locals broke down on Tuesday, moving the parties closer to a strike on Thursday, May 17th at 12:01 a.m. by three of the four locals. The workers, who are represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 234, 3251-01 and 5734, […]
    • With summer terms in jeopardy, York University slams door shut on talks to resolve strike May 14, 2018
        TORONTO, ON – As a strike by 3,000 academic workers moves into its eleventh week, York University today appeared to slam the door shut on saving the summer terms by rejecting an urgent meeting request from Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903). “We are disappointed, but not surprised that […]
    • High turnout and support as CUPE members at Kingston Health Sciences Centre ratify new 4-year contract May 14, 2018
      KINGSTON, ON – 98 per cent of staff represented by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) have voted for a new four-year collective agreement. The vote turnout and percentage of ratification is the highest in the local union’s history. The 1,400 members at Kingston Health Sciences Centre are among […]
    • CUPE – KGH staff hold media conference Monday to release results of new contract vote May 11, 2018
        KINGSTON, ON – Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) staff are among more than 25,000 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) hospital sector members now voting to ratify a new provincial contract. CUPE 1974, representing over 1,400 staff at KHSC, will hold a media conference on Monday (May 14 at 10:30 a.m.) at the Stuart […]
    • Toronto Catholic Children’s Aid Society prepares for strike, points finger at government underfunding May 9, 2018
        TORONTO, ON – Citing increased workload demands, wages that are being eroded by inflation and chronic underfunding to services, workers at Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto have voted overwhelmingly in favour of authorizing their union to take strike action if a fair deal cannot be reached in the current round of contract negotiations. […]
    • Liberals and Tories team up in attempt to violate rights of striking York University Instructors showing their ‘true colours” May 8, 2018
        TORONTO, ON – On the eve of the Provincial Legislature’s dissolution ahead of a June election, the head of Ontario’s largest Union called a failed last-minute effort by the governing Liberals and the Opposition PC Party to force striking academic workers at York University back to work a demonstration of their “true colours.” “At […]
    • Strike/lockout deadline now set for all Cornwall city workers May 8, 2018
        CORNWALL, ON – The Ministry of Labour now has issued a “no-board report” for CUPE Local 3251, representing inside workers at the City of Cornwall. A strike or lockout deadline is now set for them at 12:01 a.m., May 23rd, following the May 17th deadline for paramedics, outside workers and library workers. The inside […]
    • No end in sight to York U. strike as Government efforts to legislate striking CUPE 3903 members back to work fail May 8, 2018
        TORONTO, ON – A ten-week long strike by York University’s academic workers will continue after the government failed in its legislative efforts to force members of Local 3903 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3903) to go back to work. “We are certainly disappointed, but not surprised that the Provincial Government would […]
    • Kingston nurse, winner of 2018 RPN award says caring for patients is a “privilege” May 7, 2018
      KINGSTON, ON – Caring for patients is a “privilege, often humbling and extremely fulfilling work,” says Kingston nurse Susan Cooper, the 2018 winner of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) registered practical nurse (RPN) of the year award. A presentation and luncheon honouring Cooper, a nurse at KGH for the nearly ten years, will […]