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Day: March 25, 2019

Saskatchewan budget is balanced in favour of bureaucracy, at the expense of front line care

Saskatchwan’s newest provincial budget is balanced in favour of bureaucracy, at the expense of front line care, says CUPE 5430< The merger of 12 health regions into the Saskatchewan Health Authority was predicted to save $20 million annually, with all savings…

Quebec budget: investment in home care, fears about the private sector’s role

CUPE welcomes the 5-year $1.5 billion investment earmarked for home care in the budget tabled March 21 by Quebec Finance Minister, Éric Girard. These investments are a necessary step toward rebuilding the public health and social services system that was…

Increased daily care for residents must come with Ontario’s new long-term care beds

While new long-term care beds announced by the provincial government today are badly needed, CUPE Ontario is calling for long-overdue investments to increase resident quality of life and care levels which are dismally low compared to other provinces. Failing to do that, says Candace…

Rubber workers in Turkey picket for union recognition

Members of IndustriALL Global Union’s Turkish affiliate Petrol-Is (oil, chemical and rubber workers’ union) are protesting against intolerable working conditions, low wages and insufficient health and safety measures at the conveyor belt factory in Istanbul, Turkey. The majority of workers…

Long-time City of Calgary foreman elected new president of CUPE Alberta

Delegates at CUPE Alberta’s annual convention elected Rory Gill to be their new provincial president on Thursday, wrapping up the three-day event. “I’m very honoured that members elected me to further the mission of CUPE to protect workers’ rights, promote social justice…

United call for sustainable shipbreaking in Bangladesh

The tripartite meeting, held with the support of FNV and the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), reviewed the current issues facing shipbreaking workers, including implementation of labour legislation and occupational health and safety. Participants underlined the importance and urgency…

Expanded training centre opens for shipbreaking workers in India

One of its kind in the South Asia region, the training centre, which educates and train shipbreaking workers on safe and sustainable recycling of ships, has been expanded with added facilities and was inaugurated on 13 March 2019. Speaking at…

VDSz historic Hungarian Hankook strike settled with major gains

25.03.2019 The longest strike in the 116-year history of the VDSz was settled in the evening of 21 March at Hankook Tire. IndustriALL Global Union’s Hungarian affiliate VDSz negotiated a range of improvements for members after the walkout by 1,700…

teachers urge government to move forward on the collective agreement

The Saint Lucia Teachers’ Union (SLTU), together with other education unions, are exerting pressure on the government to negotiate in good faith and respond to educators’ legitimate demands. “We are in situation where we do not have a collective agreement,”…

Africa energy network demands Just Transition

The network, which is supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Trade Union Competence Centre for Sub Saharan South Africa (FES-TUCC), met 12-13 March, Johannesburg, and rejected the unbundling of state-owned enterprises as a disguise for privatization. It supported the positions…