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Day: March 4, 2019

CUPE education workers rally to defend Ontario’s public education system from Ford government cuts

CUPE members will join other advocates and allies of the province’s children at the “No Cuts to Education – United We Resist” rally, which will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. February 27 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke. Education…

CUPE speaks up for health care workers on the Hill

CUPE was on Parliament Hill on Thursday morning, to bring the issue of violence against health care workers to the doorstep of the House of Commons. National President Mark Hancock and Tanya Williams, member of CUPE 1556, stood alongside NDP MP…

Kingston home care workers’ help line launches amid employers’ gag order

Home care workers in Kingston – many of whom received employer-written directives this week to stay mum during the Doug Ford government overhaul of the health system – can now call 613-542-9333, a new help line for assistance. The support hotline is one…

Myanmar hotel workers imprisoned for defending their union and their rights

On March 1, the chairman and 5 other leaders and members of the union of workers at the Hotel Tharabar Gate in Myanamar’s Bagan Archeological Zone were convicted of attempting to hold a peaceful protest march after police brutally destroyed…

A collective agreement with an 8 % salary increase for public workers

Fruitful negotiations between public authorities and public service trade unions, including education unions affiliated to Education International, have led to salary increase of 8 % for public workers. GEW: An “appropriate conclusion” The Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW) qualified the…