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Day: November 6, 2017

The Canada Infrastructure Bank: 10 essential questions for municipalities

Municipal officials across Canada will soon encounter proposals for major infrastructure projects that are developed and financed through the Canada Infrastructure Bank. But is this really the only option? Is it the best option?      Originally promised as a source of low-cost…

CUPE 561 stands up for post-retirement health benefits

CUPE 561 in Coquitlam, BC is calling on School District 43 to reverse its decision to cut post-retirement health benefits for all permanent employees who retire from the district after December 31 of this year. CUPE 561 President Dave Ginter says that…

CUPE congratulates Valérie Plante, first woman to be elected mayor of Montréal

Valérie Plante made history last night by being elected Montréal’s first woman mayor. CUPE, the largest union representing employees of the City of Montréal, welcomes this decisive victory of Ms. Plante and the Projet Montréal team. Overcoming incumbent Denis Coderre by capturing…

ECEs will continue to deliver quality play-based learning

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing early learning educators (ECE) in Nova Scotia, disagrees with the recent statement made by the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union (NSTU) that teachers should be working in pre-primary classrooms. “CUPE has supported NSTU in…

Guinea: Mineworkers give notice to strike

06.11.2017 Mineworkers at Societe AngloGold Ashanti de Guinee (SAG), a subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti, have given notice to go on strike on 7 November if their grievances are not met. The strike at the Siguiri gold mine in the Kankan…

SACTWU protests in defense of local manufacturing

06.11.2017 On 4 November, Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), affiliated to IndustriALL, organized a nationwide protest against clothing giants H&M and Zara. South Africa’s garment industry has experienced a wave of job losses and factory closures over…

70th country to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Education International welcomes the move by Burkina Faso to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, committing itself to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict. Yemen has become the latest country to endorse the international political commitment…