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In Memory The National Executive Board (NEB) observed a minute of silence to reflect upon the loss of members in our CUPE family. Remembered were: Brother Xiaochun Luo, Local 500, workplace fatality; Sister Renuka Amarasinghe, Local 4400; Brother Simon Cudworth, Local 1858; Sister Stacey Laidlaw, Local 873; Brother Ray Arsenault, retired staff; Brother George Wilson, retired staff; Brother Denzil D’Souza, retired staff. Canadian Labour Congress The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has undertaken a review of their constitution. The NEB spent time reviewing the terms of reference, the consultation documents, and the constitution itself. In preparation for CUPE’s submission, the Board asked

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends: Division Conventions This year once again, I was very warmly welcomed at each of the nine Division Conventions held this spring across the country. Listening to the debates and issues, I was reminded of the profound difference that CUPE makes in the lives of CUPE members, their families and our communities. I come through the regional convention season with a renewed sense of the commitment of our leaders and activists and the power of our National Union. CUPE National Taskforce on Staffing As I reported at the March National Executive Board, at the 2017 national convention, I committed to set up a

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends: Division Conventions This year once again, I was very warmly welcomed at each of the nine Division Conventions held this spring across the country. Listening to the debates and issues, I was reminded of the profound difference that CUPE makes in the lives of CUPE members, their families and our communities. I come through the regional convention season with a renewed sense of the commitment of our leaders and activists and the power of our National Union. CUPE National Taskforce on Staffing As I reported at the March National Executive Board, at the 2017 national convention, I committed to set up a

The International Solidarity Report presents an overview of the international projects and activities CUPE supported in the past year. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE COPIES  International Solidarity Report 2017-2018  International Solidarity Report 2016-2017  International Solidarity Report 2015-2016  International Solidarity Report 2014-2015 Read More

Maison d’amitié, which operates the only two francophone shelters in Ottawa, is putting vulnerable women and children at risk by imposing a three-week deadline to reach a deal with its unionized employees, say frontline workers at the Ottawa refuge. Frontline workers at Maison d’amitié – which employs an entirely female workforce to counsel and assist other French-speaking women who are fleeing violent and abusive situations – expressed shock and dismay at their employer’s demand for a “no-board report” from the Ministry of Labour. This report starts the clock ticking towards a

Three busloads of local hospital workers will be heading to Ottawa early Friday morning to attend a rally calling for better provincial funding for hospitals. Approximately 150 hospital staff from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1974), will join hundreds of other hospital workers from across Ontario for a noon rally at Ottawa’s Montfort Hospital. The local workers include hospital nurses, cleaners and clerical staff. The rally is organized by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU/CUPE), CUPE’s hospital division in Ontario. Read More