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Redacted P3 school information troubling

Apr 17, 2014 03:21 PM Despite providing assurances that the process surrounding its push to privatize the building of new schools through public-private partnerships (P3s) would be transparent, the response to an Access to Information Request demonstrates the Provincial Government is going to great lengths to shroud its P3 plans in secrecy.

Food service workers urge university’s administration to keep fairness on the menu at Trent

Apr 16, 2014 12:28 PM Trent’s food service workers, students and faculty are calling on the university to show leadership by ensuring that on-campus food service staff retain the modest working conditions that they have built up over the past 27 years.

Essential service levels set in City of White Rock negotiations

Apr 14, 2014 05:33 PM Workers in the City of White Rock took another step toward job action today, as essential service levels in the event of a strike or lockout were finalized.

New contract reached between CUPE LPNs and Breton Ability Centre in Sydney

Apr 14, 2014 03:07 PM (Sydney) – Another union contract has been reached between Breton Ability Centre in Sydney and a group of its employees, this time it’s LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) in CUPE Local 1478.

Lambton County must show leadership and invest in future leaders: CUPE urges committee to reject proposal to close Coronation Park Day Nursery

Apr 14, 2014 11:03 AM Front line child care workers are urging Lambton County council’s standing committee to reject senior management’s proposal to close Coronation Park Day Nursery. The 38 early childhood educators (ECEs), cooks, maintenance and clerical staff that operate the highly- popular and in-demand county-operated day care centre are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

CUPE welcomes $730 million for developmental services, but warns timeframe leaves 2 in every 3 families years away from help

Apr 11, 2014 10:17 AM In anticipation of the Ontario government’s announcement of an additional $730 million over three years to fund developmental services, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has outlined its recommendations for providing the greatest relief to the greatest number of families waitlisted for services.

CUPE Nova Scotia says new spending scandal at Alberta Superboard should be red flag for McNeil

Apr 10, 2014 01:49 PM (Truro) – CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says new figures out of Alberta that show the health care superboard there is spending more than $460,000 dollars a day on consultants should be a red flag for the McNeil government.

Frail home care clients, collateral victims of province’s exploitation of personal support workers

Apr 9, 2014 10:27 AM The recent public hints and statements by both the Premier and the health minister that their government may be poised to make changes intended to benefit care quality for clients and improve the working conditions of PSWs, are “welcome and long overdue,” says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

Through community engagement, CUPE 79 helps make annual ball hockey tournament "the 'best-est' Saturday ever" for hundreds of city kids

Apr 8, 2014 07:57 AM The Union representing 20,000 City of Toronto ‘Inside’ workers wants the ‘best-est’ ball hockey tournament in Toronto to be the biggest.

CUPE school board workers at Chignecto-Central Regional School Board ratify mediated deal

Apr 7, 2014 12:04 PM (Truro) – More than 400 CUPE bus drivers, custodians and tradespeople at the Chignecto Central Regional School Board have ratified a settlement in their contract talks.

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