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17 november 2019

19:50
CUPE Local 441 members voted to accept the tentative agreement at a ratification meeting on Sunday afternoon. CUPE members will be back in classrooms as schools reopen Monday morning. The agreement includes General wage...

08:55
Unifor condemns CN's layoff speculation at a time of high revenue.    "What we have here is a massively profitable corporation causing anxiety through public layoff announcements that, if realized, could seriously threaten working conditions and...

06:00
The Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold a public event today to raise awareness about the workplace issues surrounding the death of Deborah Onwu, the slain care worker at Woods Homes. Date: November 17th,...


16 november 2019

15:06
CUPE Local 441 and School District 63 have reached a tentative agreement. Members will be holding a ratification meeting on Sunday to vote on the agreement signed by both parties Saturday morning. In a show of good faith, picket lines will come down...


15 november 2019

19:13
In the news release, Pulitzer-Winning Bay Area News Group Journalists Blast Anti-Journalism Business Practices Of Their Corporate Owners, issued 15-Nov-2019 by Pacific Media Workers Guild over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the date...

18:06
The Canadian Union of Public Employees will hold a public event on Sunday to raise awareness about the workplace issues surrounding the death of Deborah Onwu, the slain care worker at Woods Homes. Date: November 17th,...

16:53
A tentative agreement has been reached between workers from CUPE Local 3625 and Something Special Children's Centre. The two sides met this morning for the second time since the lock out began on November 1. Details will...

16:30
Staff members of the East Bay Times and San Jose Mercury News, winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the deadly Ghost Ship Fire, will join colleagues from their sister paper, The Monterey Herald, to call for cost-of-living...

16:00
Teamsters Local 104, along with representatives from seven other international unions, concluded negotiations today without making progress with Grupo Mexico's subsidiary, ASARCO, over a new contract covering about 2,000 hourly workers at five ASARCO...

15:12
After several weeks of voting in communities across Saskatchewan, Unifor members working at SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater, DirectWest, and SecureTek have ratified the new collective agreements. "Unifor members took historic direct action...

12:43
Drivers employed by Dattco School Bus have voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 671. The drivers provide pupil transportation services for students attending Windsor Public Schools. "We are thrilled to welcome these...

11:44
The District of Coldstream and CUPE Local 626, which represents municipal workers, will begin mediation on Monday, after bargaining talks broke down in August, says the union.  The?BC?Labour Relations Board appointed...

06:30
OPSEU members have joined workers from other unions in giving an overwhelming strike mandate to support collective bargaining efforts aimed at fighting cutbacks and preserving quality education. The Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW),...


14 november 2019

17:34
CUPE National President Mark Hancock will be available to speak to media Friday, November 15 at 10:45 a.m. at Brentwood Elementary School. Hancock will be joining striking CUPE 441 members on the picket line. CUPE Local...

16:35
Translink's refusal to deal with the key bargaining issues has resulted in the mutual agreement to discontinue contract talks that began again this morning, and a continuation of service disruption for passengers. "Translink seems content to play...

14:12
CUPE Ontario gathered today in front of Doug Ford's constituency office to protest cuts to WSIB and to address issues facing workers' health and safety in Ontario. "These cuts need to stop," stated Fred Hahn, President of...

14:10
A decade-long funding drought for Ontario's developmental disability services must be addressed with dollars and common sense not cuts, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. Last weekend, news outlets in Ontario...

13:31
Today, truck drivers, Teamsters and worker allies testified before the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee in favor of S4204, legislation that will expand employment rights to thousands of workers who are misclassified by their employers as...

10:28
On Friday, November 15th, at 11 a.m., paramedics represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will visit the constituency office of Minister of Health Christine Elliott. Paramedics are concerned about government plans to restructure...


13 november 2019

16:15
Navistar International Corporation today announced that the six-week strike of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union at General Motors Corporation (GM) impacted the company's ability to deliver approximately 5,000 vehicles to customers during the...

15:26
After more than 40 sessions at the bargaining table since the beginning of May, talks between CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) have reached impasse. Negotiations broke down on Tuesday when the two...

15:09
Resource giant Glencore and the New Brunswick and federal governments must do everything possible to support families and communities affected by the pending closure of the Brunswick Smelter in Belledune, N.B., the United Steelworkers (USW) says....

14:00
CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will join CUPE 2977, CUPE's Health and Safety/Injured Workers, and community members at Doug Ford's Constituency Office. This event is part of Communities not Cuts rallies and events taking place across the province...

12:48
Today, Teamsters Local 2010 members and their allies in the UC Administrative Professionals Network protested a proposed 1.5 percent pay cut at the University of California's Board of Regents Meeting at the UCSF Campus in Mission Bay. The proposed...

12:04
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the California Trucking Association (CTA) filed a lawsuit to block implementation of California's Assembly Bill 5, presumably to allow California trucking companies to continue to violate multiple state and federal laws that...

10:14
CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will join Northumberland CUPE District Council, Durham Region Labour Council and community members in Pickering today as part of weeklong events across the province. Today, CUPE Ontario...

06:00
Dozens of locked-out Brunswick Smelter employees from New Brunswick are picketing Glencore facilities in the Montreal area today with the support of Quebec workers. The 280 employees of Glencore's smelter in Belledune, N.B., members of United...


12 november 2019

21:06
Nearly 800 workers at the Co-op Refinery are disappointed that mandatory mediation made little to no progress with the employer and they are still without a fair deal that doesn't include concessions. "We are disappointed Federated Co-operatives...

18:48
CUPE 441 is calling on the District to return to the bargaining table. "I am disappointed that we did not hear back from the District after our offer to get back to the table on Thursday," said CUPE 441 President Dean...

17:55
On Wednesday, November 13, at 7:30 am, Teamsters and their allies in the UC Administrative Professionals Network will be attending the University of California Board of Regents Meeting to speak out against a proposed pay cut for administrative...

15:30
A group of 80 drivers, hostlers, and dock workers at USF Reddaway are celebrating after ratifying their first-ever Union contract with Teamsters Local 174. The group was completely nonunion just a few short weeks ago. They were recognized as Teamster...

14:48
Failing to break the resolve of a group of low-paid workers during a five-month lockout, for-profit health-care provider CarePartners has decided to permanently eliminate dozens of jobs in Sudbury. CarePartners, a private...

14:37
Steps toward a transfer of ministerial oversight of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission to the Ministry of Transportation is a positive change for residents in Northern Ontario, but the key component of Northlander rail line service...

14:01
Eight child care workers who have been locked out of their workplace are surprised after their employer, Something Special Children's Centre, announced that it will close without reason or a timeline for reopening. "It...

13:10
Unifor will return to the bargaining table to negotiate in good faith with Coast Mountain Bus Company, but warns that more inaction from the employer will cause further transit disruptions by the end of the week. "We've been bargaining for months....

09:00
Unifor representatives will hold a media availability to discuss next steps in the ongoing transit strike in Metro Vancouver. Nearly 5,000 Unifor members working at Coast Mountain Bus Company have been taking legal job action since November 1. WHAT:...


8 november 2019

17:21
As the elected leaders of one of the largest public sector unions in Ontario, we vow to vigorously fight the Ford government's draconian and sexist wage-cut legislation in a court of law and in the court of public opinion. In both cases, we will...

13:53
CUPE Local 441 members are being joined on the picket line this morning by parents and their children. The community group "Families Rally to Support CUPE 441" have organized the event on Facebook. They will be holding a rally and walking the picket...

11:07
The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $229,750 to 112 food banks across Canada in 2019. "At this time every year, we are reminded that social inequalities are growing in Canada." said Ken Neumann, President of...


7 november 2019

17:30
Today, the Ford Conservative government passed Bill 124.  "This is a regressive bill that for years will prevent the majority of Ontario's 280,000 CUPE members, as well as tens of thousands of hardworking frontline...

16:30
CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and CUPE Local 3625 will attend a solidarity rally at Something Special Children's Centre in Kingston.  Hahn and CUPE Local 3625 will be rallying in support of members that have been...

14:50
Yesterday's fall economic update solidified plans to maintain reckless funding cuts to public services and further gutting of legislation that protects workers' rights through Bill 124. "Doug Ford openly stated he would strike a new tone and dial...

11:44
CUPE 411, K-12 support workers, reached a tentative agreement with School District 33 on November 6. The parties had 18 bargaining sessions as well as two sessions with Mediator Grant McArthur since bargaining began in April. ...

08:44
OPSEU's President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Wednesday's fall economic statement from the Ford government was a lot of empty rhetoric but no substance. "This statement is full of hollow promises. The lack of details did...


6 november 2019

15:20
Bargaining broke off late last night after three days of the latest round of negotiations between CUPE 441 and School District 63. "I am disappointed that we did not reach an agreement that the bargaining committee felt...

14:58
Terranea Resort said today that it would continue to defend its associates against the predatory tactics of UniteHere Local 11 after Rancho Palos Verdes voters defeated a measure sponsored by the union that called for protections and provisions the...

13:42
Registered nurses who have been advocating with a community coalition to keep care local in the face of Baystate Health's proposed closures of mental health beds in Greenfield, Palmer and Westfield are calling on Baystate to preserve and enhance...

10:38
Following a fruitless day of negotiations, the union representing 2,900 teaching assistants, research assistants, demonstrators, tutors and markers at McMaster University announced late last night they would be seeking a 'No Board' report from the...

09:00
Hearings continued in Toronto today in which the results could be a defining moment for gig economy workers in Canada. The misclassification of gig workers as independent contractors instead of dependent contractors or employees is being fought by...

08:00
There will be a rally today in support of public services and against the budget of Jason Kenney's UCP government. Date: Wednesday, November 06, 2019Time: Noon-1:00 pmLocation: Calgary City Hall (800 MacLeod Trail...

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