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Only adequate funding for staffing and programs can resolve crisis in developmental services: CUPE

Jan 17, 2014 02:47 PM Only properly funded community living services can ensure that all people with developmental disabilities have the supports they need to live with dignity, says the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE).

Liberals’ refusal to honour deal with CUPE threatens Bill 122

Jan 13, 2014 11:30 AM Today the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that, because of the Liberal government’s failure to honour its year-old agreement with school support workers, the union cannot support the government’s Bill 122, the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act.

Clarence-Rockland Municipal Employees will deliver their message at City Council meeting

Jan 13, 2014 11:11 AM Municipal employees will go directly to City Council to deliver their message at the Bourget community hall Monday evening.

CUPE 416 donates to Daily Bread Food Bank to help storm-stricken Torontonians restock cupboards—challenges others to do same

Jan 6, 2014 12:58 PM As Toronto shifts from restoring power to cleaning up the damage caused by last month’s massive ice storm, the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 416), is urging others to follow their lead and help storm-stricken Torontonians restock their cupboards.

School transportation strike postponed until fall as CUPE and employer agree to continue talks

Jan 3, 2014 04:04 PM Members of Local 1165-6 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have agreed to postpone any potential labour disruption to school transportation services in North Bay and Parry Sound until August 31, 2014.

CUPE hopes to avert a school transportation strike – mediation talks January 3

Jan 2, 2014 03:45 PM Members of Local 1165-6 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing seven workers who plan and ensure bus routing and school transportation services for the Near North District School Board, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, the Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l’Ontario, and the Conseil scolaire Franco-Nord, hope to avoid a strike or lockout that could start as early as January 6, 2014.

Clarence-Rockland Municipal Employees support strike action with an 87% mandate

Jan 2, 2014 03:35 PM With little progress after 6 days of bargaining, municipal employees gathered in a capacity-filled room at River Rock Inn in Rockland and delivered a strike mandate of 87 per cent.

CUPE 416 opens emergency warming centre for members affected by ice storm

Dec 23, 2013 03:51 PM In an effort to help members affected by Sunday’s massive ice storm and to help reduce the burden on the limited number of City-operated warming centres, Toronto Civic Employees’ Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 416), in conjunction with Ward 26 City Councillor John Parker, is converting its office space into an emergency warming centre.

Striking Bonfield families reclaim Christmas, with the help of CUPE municipal workers, and a big pink bus

Dec 17, 2013 11:30 AM Christmas came early for the families of striking Township of Bonfield workers, thanks to the efforts of their fellow Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) municipal workers from across Ontario.

Now's not the time for Leamington to ‘lose focus’ by reopening contracts, says CUPE 528 President

Dec 11, 2013 03:27 PM A request by the Town of Leamington for its municipal workers to reopen their collective agreement will only divert resources and attention away from efforts to save the community’s main employer, the Heinz Tomato processing plant.

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