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Day: April 12, 2018

Nominate your local as one of CUPE’s greenest!

Earth Day is April 22, 2018. CUPE’s National Environment Committee wants to profile some of the positive environmental steps CUPE locals are taking in our workplaces. This is a chance to promote all workplace initiatives that help clean up our…

Six weeks after strike begins, York University still unwilling to negotiate with academic workers

As a labour dispute between York University and their academic workers moves into its sixth week, the union representing York’s striking teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate assistants said today the two sides remain no closer to reaching a deal. “York…

Weyburn city employees hopeful about return to bargaining table

It has been over a year since the collective agreement expired for Weyburn city workers, members of CUPE 90. The current round of negotiations marks the first time that the City of Weyburn, Saskatchewan has contracted an out-of-town consultant to represent the…

Take the survey to chart CUPE’s response to Canada’s opioid crisis

At our 2017 National Convention, members called for CUPE to respond to the crisis by lobbying the federal government to do more to address the problem and help save lives. The opioid crisis is a growing problem across Canada, affecting CUPE…

Private influence in early childhood education and need to hire qualified teachers

Namibia: Private influence in early childhood education and need to hire qualified teachers Topics in this post: The Namibia National Teachers’ Union has denounced the private sector role in the pre-primary sector, and demanded that qualified teachers be recruited in…

Yemen: DNO fails to respect Supreme Court ruling

In April 2015, after civil war broke out, DNO fired its Yemeni workforce by text message and left the country. In doing so it violated its production contract with the Yemeni government, as well as labour law. DNO paid neither…

Workers come out worst in Responsible Mining Index

The Responsible Mining Index 2018, launched in Geneva, Switzerland, on 11 April, assesses 30 global mining companies on several economic, environmental, social and governance issues, including working conditions. “While there is no winner in this ranking, the loser is clear…

Education unions mobilise to reinforce Brazilian democracy

Education unions mobilise to reinforce Brazilian democracy Topics in this post: Education International took part in a solidarity rally for Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in front of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on 11 April….