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Day: April 9, 2019

The situation is deteriorating at the Université de Montréal

The strike by building systems technicians and stationary engineers is continuing at the Université de Montréal. Yesterday, the strikers voted unanimously in favour of continuing the strike, which began last March 14, for an additional fifteen days. The situation has worsened…

Day of Pink | Canadian Union of Public Employees

Event overview The second Wednesday in April is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, and Transphobia. Join CUPE members across the country and wear pink to stand up to bullying! In communities across Canada and around the world, people wear…

On April 10, wear your best pink

The second Wednesday in April is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, and Transphobia. Join CUPE members across the country and wear pink to stand up to bullying! In communities across Canada and around the world, people wear pink to…

JustTourism: a union web portal in the global hospitality sector promoting fair hotels

JustTourism is a new web portal maintained by IUF members in the global hospitality sector providing updated information on hotels which respect trade union rights. Through JustTourism unions and other organizations seeking conference venues can identify establishments covered by collective…

Energy workers in Georgia campaign for respect and decent salaries

Union members agreed upon the campaign at a workshop organized by IndustriALL in Telavi on 6-7 April 2019. Local management of Czech-owned Energo Pro Georgia continually refuses the union’s request for constructive social dialogue and avoids meetings with trade union…

CUPE campaign calls for quality public home care in Quebec

On April 2, CUPE launched an advertising and mobilization campaign promoting public home care in Quebec. Years of cuts and privatization by the Couillard government have left home care staff exhausted and have compromised service quality and access. The Legault…

ZNP calls strike over education salaries after government turned a deaf ear to their demands

Despite efforts to come to an agreement with public authorities, Poland’s teachers and other education workers are following the call by the education union Zwiazek Nauczycielstwa Polskiego to go on strike to demand higher salaries.   After last-minute talks with…

Management stands by as thugs assault union members at Perfetti Van Melle factory in Bangladesh

On April 9, thugs supplied by a labour contractor at Netherlands-based global confectioner Perfetti Van Melle’s factory in Gazipur, Bangladesh launched an organized attack on union members at work. Management stood by as over 20 goons organized by labour and…

Cambodian unions call on brands to ACT

In the letters to Gap, Puma, Nike, Adidas, Uniqlo, Levi’s and VF, the unions tell the companies that their failure to sign on to the ACT commitments and to pool their sourcing leverage with the other ACT brands is now…

CUPE recommends that Rimouski municipal maintenance contracts be brought back in-house

Following City Council’s unanimous rejection of bids for grass cutting and maintenance contracts for various lots owned by the Town of Rimouski, QC, CUPE 5275 believes that the work should be done in-house. CUPE union representative Yanick Proulx indicated that “we already have the expertise to…

Teacher union invests in facilities to improve education in Kurdistan

Iraq: Teacher union invests in facilities to improve education in Kurdistan Topics in this post: Education unionists have invested in a building project to enhance quality education in Kurdistan.   The Kurdistan Teachers’ Union (KTU) signed a contract with the…