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Bonfield Mayor's ‘special’ meeting to hire scabs will prolong strike warns CUPE

Aug 15, 2013 12:15 PM Bonfield Mayor called a special meeting to make plans to hire scabs and prolong the strike, warned CUPE.

CUPE leaders and members join striking Bonfield municipal workers Tuesday for Solidarity BBQ Rally

Aug 12, 2013 02:11 PM Charles Fleury, National Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), along with other CUPE leaders, including Candace Rennick, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer, and Henri Giroux, President of North Bay and District CUPE Council, and CUPE members and supporters from the community, will join striking Bonfield municipal workers on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., for a solidarity BBQ.

CUPE calls on Jamaican Canadian Association management to resume negotiations and prevent a labour dispute

Aug 7, 2013 01:28 PM The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 12 social service and operations employees at the Jamaican Canadian Association (JCA), is urging the Board of Directors to resume negotiations to reach a fair contract settlement.

Bonfield municipal workers to call defensive strike after Mayor moves to impose contract and dictate terms and conditions

Jul 31, 2013 02:11 PM Members of CUPE 4616-2 will be on strike as of 12:01 a.m., August 1, after the Township of Bonfield moved to impose its own terms and conditions of employment, circumventing the bargaining process and causing a service disruption that no one wants.

Barrie municipal workers urge council to bargain fairly and avert possible service shutdown

Jul 29, 2013 09:46 AM As the City of Barrie’s council members held a special committee meeting July 30 with management, CUPE urged council to send a positive signal to management to bargain fairly and avert a possible service shutdown as early as August 9.

Hoping to save jobs to maintain continuity for residents, TELCI staff try to reach voters before August 1 by-election

Jul 25, 2013 11:18 AM Support workers at the Therapeutic and Education Living Centres Inc. (TELCI), members of CUPE Local 1521-03, are mounting an eleventh-hour campaign to try to hold onto their jobs in order to maintain continuity of services for TELCI residents, many of whom have been in their care for decades. With the help of supporters, family and friends, they’ve been going door-to-door in a campaign to pressure the Liberal government to intervene and help the residents of TELCI.

Front-line child protection workers at Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society warn inadequate provincial funding forcing service cuts for at-risk children and youth

Jul 24, 2013 11:09 AM Provincial under-resourcing of child welfare agencies like the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is wreaking havoc across the child welfare sector in Ontario.

CUPE Ontario members taking health care message to Niagara-on-the-Lake premiers’ summit

Jul 24, 2013 10:15 AM Hundreds of members of CUPE Ontario will converge with community groups in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Thursday, where provincial and territorial premiers are meeting to discuss a new federal Health Accord.

Provincial underfunding of child welfare blamed for service cuts, volatile labour relations climate as CUPE members rally for Dilico Anishinabek Family Care workers

Jul 19, 2013 09:55 AM Members of CUPE joined striking Dilico Anishinabek Family Care workers on the picket line today in sounding an alarm bell about the impacts of provincial underfunding on child welfare.

Provincial Liberals approve closure of TELCI agency for adults with developmental disabilities

Jul 18, 2013 12:39 PM Workers and residents at the Therapeutic and Education Living Centres Inc. (TELCI), an Ottawa agency providing residential services for adults with developmental and visual disabilities, are shocked the Wynne government is not stepping in to stop staff layoffs that will leave residents without continuity of care by the end of the month and force staff to compete for their own jobs with a new agency, said Joyce Nolan, CUPE Local 1521-03 Unit Chair.

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