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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.

Windsor Regional Hospital workers join CUPE

Dec 11, 2013 01:07 PM In a show of confidence for Canada’s largest union representing 35,000 hospital workers in Ontario, Windsor Regional Hospital workers recently voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), in a representation vote triggered by the merger of programs at two local Windsor hospital sites, Windsor Regional Met and Ouellette campus (formerly Hotel-Dieu/Grace Hospital) into the Windsor Regional Met site.

Ontario must follow Dutch lead to cut preventable patient deaths

Dec 11, 2013 09:07 AM The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions/CUPE (OCHU) today called on Ontario’s health minister to follow the lead of the Netherlands and significantly reduce the number of preventable patient deaths in the province’s hospitals.

Rally for Respect: school support staff rally for fair treatment from Thames Valley District School Board

Dec 10, 2013 03:48 PM School support staff employed by Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) rallied outside the board’s headquarters on Dundas Street today, demanding the board start treating workers fairly.

CUPE 255 donates $10,000 to local food banks

Dec 10, 2013 12:49 PM In the spirit of the holiday season, Local 255 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will be donating $10,000 to various food banks in the Bruce, Grey, Huron and Wellington counties. CUPE 255 will officially hand over the cheques to Major Sterling Snelgrove, the executive director of Hanover Salvation Army on Wednesday, December 11, at 12:00 noon, located at 581 12th Street in Hanover.

Security breach at provincial registry jeopardizes privacy rights of 25,000 personal support workers; ministry must act

Dec 9, 2013 11:13 AM Concerns and questions are mounting over the lack of provincial government action and oversight following a serious security breach at an employer-run online registry containing the names, employment and personal information of 25,000 personal support workers (PSWs). Two police forces and fraud investigators are now on the case.

School transportation strike could affect four area school boards in the New Year

Dec 5, 2013 03:27 PM Members of Local 1165-6 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing six 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, could be forced into a strike or lockout as early as January 6, 2014.

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