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Possible labour disruption highlights shifting priorities at the Canadian Hearing Society

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 24, 2017) – After going without a contract for four years, workers at 24 Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) offices across Ontario could be on strike on March 4. A spokesperson for Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) which represents counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, […]

Media Advisory – Building Better Long-Term Care: Priorities to keep Ontario from failing its seniors

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 24, 2017) – Join the Economic Club of Canada for an exclusive address by Candace Chartier, CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association. Chartier will speak about the challenges Ontario’s long- term care sector is facing. WHO: Candace Chartier – CEO, Ontario Long Term Care Association WHAT: Candace Chartier will […]

CORRECTION – $6.4 million year loss to Sudbury economy, if hospital laundry jobs cut

SUDBURY, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 24, 2017) – In the news release, “$6.4 million year loss to Sudbury economy, if hospital laundry jobs cut,” issued earlier today by Ontario Council of Hospital Unions and Canadian Union of Public Employees, we are advised that the word “million” was omitted from the first line of the release. Complete […]

$6.4 million year loss to Sudbury economy, if hospital laundry jobs cut

SUDBURY, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 24, 2017) – Sudbury’s local economy will take a yearly $6.4 financial hit, if the laundry is closed and 50 hospital laundry workers lose their jobs. That’s the finding of the independent economic impact analysis, Greater Sudbury council asked for earlier in January, to assess the effect of a Health Sciences […]

City of Cambridge inside workers ratify collective agreement, ending strike after one week

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 23, 2017) – Members of Local 1882 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1882), representing inside workers for the City of Cambridge, will return to work tomorrow after the union and the city ratified a new collective agreement. The agreement ends the City of Cambridge’s second municipal strike in […]

Media Advisory: Ontario’s Minister of Energy, The Hon. Glenn Thibeault to Address the Economic Club

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 23, 2017) – As the government prepares for the launch of a renewed Long Term Energy Plan, Ontario’s Minister of Energy will use the opportunity lay out his priorities for the road ahead and the role that energy and electricity policy can play in supporting a dynamic and innovative business climate. […]

BCSC gives notice of funds received in Dhanani case

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 23, 2017) – The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) today gave notice that it received $120,000 pursuant to an order a BCSC panel issued under section 161(1)(g) of the Securities Act on December 16, 2016. On May 30, 2016, a BCSC panel found that Ayaz Dhanani, a B.C. resident, fraudulently […]

Union and City of Cambridge reach tentative agreement

CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 23, 2017) – A tentative agreement has been reached between local 1882 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1882), which represents 163 inside workers, and the City of Cambridge. The tentative agreement was reached in the early hours of the morning on February 23. No details will be released […]

Forging a Path to Better First Nations Housing

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 22, 2017) – For the 15th consecutive year, Thunder Bay hosted the First Nations Housing Conference (FNHC) at the Valhalla Inn, February 7-9, where First Nation Communities from across Canada gathered to learn about housing. This year, the event was at its largest with over 300 people in attendance during […]

Change to School Board Bargaining Act Anti-Democratic

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 22, 2017) – CUPE Ontario strongly opposes an amendment to the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act (SBCBA) tabled yesterday by the Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter, that will make central bargaining with the provincial government mandatory for all education workers. If passed, the new legislation would take away the rights of […]

McNeil Liberals have created an unnecessary crisis for Nova Scotia labour relations: CUPE

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 22, 2017) – CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen wants the McNeil Government to know they have created an unnecessary crisis in labour negotiations in the province. “Collective bargaining works if all parties respect the process. Our members are at bargaining tables every day, working to find solutions,” says McFadgen. […]

Deaf Services workers in Milton will hold town hall to discuss chronic underfunding and labour unrest

MILTON, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 22, 2017) – Counsellors and support staff from the Bob Rumball Associations for the Deaf (BRAD) in Milton could be off the job at 12:01 am on Tuesday, February 28. Local 4763 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4763), which represents the 100 staff, including residential and day program […]

Mining Association of BC Welcomes Budget 2017

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 21, 2017) – The Mining Association of BC (MABC) welcomes BC Budget 2017 and commends government’s commitment to reduce the PST on electricity by 50% in October 2017 and fully eliminate by April 2019. Electricity represents a significant input cost for the operation of mines in B.C., and at most […]

MSABC Welcomes Balanced Budget that Improves BC Competitiveness

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 21, 2017) – The Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia (MSABC) congratulates the government of B.C. for delivering a fifth-consecutive balanced budget while announcing important new measures to improve the competitiveness of the B.C. economy. MSABC welcomes the government’s commitment to phase out the PST on electricity, which will be […]

BC Liberals: Re-elect us and we’ll tax you slightly less

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 21, 2017) – After 16 years of policies that benefit the wealthy and well-connected while making life harder for low-and middle-income British Columbians, the BC Liberals’ final budget before the May election makes only minor cosmetic changes and does very little to share the province’s economic prosperity, CUPE BC President […]

PC-era government report shows they knew agricultural workplace laws were necessary

EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Feb. 21, 2017) – Alberta’s agricultural workers are more than twice as likely to be killed on the job than other Albertans, according to an internal government report. The report, which was obtained by the Alberta Federation of Labour through a freedom of information request, is dated February 16, 2015, and shows […]

CUPE Local 4055 ratifies new collective agreement with Sunwing Airlines

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 21, 2017) – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 4055 have ratified the new collective agreement between the union and Sunwing Airlines. This agreement replaces the previous agreement, which expired on May 31, 2016. The new agreement was ratified with a vote of 89.7%. The agreement will be […]

PIPSC recommends a three-point action plan to strengthen whistleblower protection

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 21, 2017) – Parliament must favour whistle blowing and remove the barriers in the way of whistle blowers, said PIPSC President Debi Daviau at a parliamentary hearing on whistle blower protection. “Whistle blowing is a service to the public,” said Daviau. “Whistle blowing has also meant sacrificing your career for the […]

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Internal government report sheds light on need for farmworker legislation

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Feb. 20, 2017) – Documents uncovered by the Alberta Federation of Labour show the significant human costs of ignoring workplace safety legislation in the agricultural sector. The documents, which will be released by the Federation at a press conference at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, were created under the government of […]

CUPE 7000 members ratify agreement with SkyTrain

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 17, 2017) – CUPE 7000, representing 750 SkyTrain employees in operations, maintenance and administration, have ratified a tentative agreement with British Columbia Rapid Transit Company. The three-year agreement, which ends on August 31, 2019, includes a general wage increase of 5.4 per cent, a trades adjustment increase of 1.3 per […]

BCSC settles with B.C. woman for breaching the Act

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Feb. 17, 2017) – In a settlement agreement with the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), Vicky Dancho (a.k.a. Ju Huang) has admitted to breaching the Securities Act by signing promissory notes for investments to which no exemptions applied. Dancho is a B.C. resident who has never been registered under the Act. […]

CUPE Education Workers Raise Funds for York Region Women’s Shelter

YORK REGION, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 17, 2017) – Education workers with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are firmly rooted in their communities, and delegates at a sectoral union conference in York Region last week decided to show their commitment to that community by raising funds for Belinda’s Place, a local women’s shelter. Education […]

Hospital, MPP offside with 92 per cent of Sudburians who want hospital laundry jobs saved

SUDBURY, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 17, 2017) – Sudbury lost 700 jobs last month and the results of a poll released today indicates that overwhelmingly the community expects large employers like the regional hospital and MPP Glenn Thibeault to save jobs locally. 91.9 per cent of those polled said they do not support a decision by […]

Open 45 permanent beds at KGH to deal with critical bed shortage: Province urged

KINGSTON, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Feb. 17, 2017) – With hospital occupancy at between 101 and 120 per cent for several months at Kingston General Hospital (KGH), the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1974 and the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions of CUPE called on the province today to open at least 45 fully-funded and staffed […]

Media Advisory: Internal government report sheds light on need for farmworker legislation

CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – Feb. 17, 2017) – Documents uncovered by the Alberta Federation of Labour show the significant human costs of ignoring workplace safety legislation in the agricultural sector. The documents, which will be released by the Federation at a press conference at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, were created under the government of […]