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Day: February 12, 2018

CUPE 411 files Human Rights Complaint against Trustee and SD33

When Trustee Barry Neufeld made homophobic and transphobic comments regarding the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) policy adopted by School District 33, CUPE 411 knew they could not stand idly by and allow students and staff in Chilliwack schools to be…

Conference prepares CUPE health workers for bargaining

CUPE members in B.C.’s community health sector continue to struggle with challenges such as low wages and high workload, but—with a new provincial government committed to a strong public health care system and renewed efforts toward coordinated bargaining—there is cautious…

Winnipeg solid waste privatization creates dangerous, unstable work

Privatization of Winnipeg’s solid waste collection has put vulnerable workers in dangerous, unstable and low-paid jobs with inadequate protection and training. Research by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives found that between 2012 and 2017, a significant proportion of daily collections…

Outsourced Holiday Inn workers in France end their strike with important gains

Room cleaners and other outsourced workers at the Holiday Inn in Clichy, France ended their 111-day strike on February 8 by signing an agreement with the hotel’s subcontractor Héméra. The agreement signed by the unions puts an end to piece…

Why unions must act on violence and harassment against women

Violence and harassment against women is widespread According to the World Health Organization 35 per cent of women globally – 818 million women – over the age of 15 have experienced sexual or physical violence at home, in their communities, or…

“Hands off our pensions”, say education unions

Teachers in Belgium stopped work for an hour on 1 February, in response to a call from education unions to denounce the Federal Government’s pension policy. In the Wallonia-Brussels Federation’s schools, educators mobilised and stopped work for one hour on…

The mining industry must respect labour and community rights: IndustriALL

The Indaba has brought investors, mining companies, governments and other stakeholders from around the world together in the city for the last 20 years. For the first time, this year’s event included a Sustainable Development Day with the motto “Transforming…