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Day: March 29, 2019

CUPE-Québec holds its first ever human rights conference

Lisa Djevahirdjian | CUPE Communications This past December, CUPE-Québec organized an important and engaging symposium on human rights, a first ever for the division. Members of CUPE-Québec’s Women’s Committee, Pink Triangle Committee, Human Rights Committee, and the Conseil québécois des autochtones du…

Educational assistants shape anti-violence policy in Edmonton schools

David Robbins | CUPE Communications Gloria Lepine had had enough.   “I need danger pay,” Lepine told her employer, Edmonton Public Schools. That comment got the employer’s attention.   Chief Steward for CUPE 3550, Lepine, along with hundreds of other educational assistants (EAs), was getting more vocal about the ongoing violence in their…

CUPE members take frontline stories to Parliament Hill in fight for universal child care

Emily Turk | CUPE Communications For Lee-Ann Lalli, November 20th, 2018 will always be a day she remembers with pride. “It was amazing to share my story,” said Lalli, an early childhood educator with CUPE 1936 in Vancouver. “I was able to…

Myth buster: The corporatization of post-secondary education

As public funding has fallen, universities and colleges have increasingly turned to private funding to fill in the gap. But many donations and corporate contracts come with strings attached and can end up compromising academic freedom, re-directing the priorities of…