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Municipal workers in Schreiber face strike or lockout deadline of December 4th after management continues to demand contract rollbacks

Nov 14, 2013 03:52 PM Local 87 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 13 municipal workers in the Town of Schreiber, Ontario, hopes upcoming mediation talks will assist the union and town management negotiate a fair collective agreement, but the union feels the threat of a strike or lockout is serious after Town management continued to demand cutbacks in recent conciliation talks.

As 'cash machine' Canadian Standards Association puts profits before pensions, CUPE 967 serves Monday strike notice

Nov 13, 2013 09:44 AM After refusing to accept substandard pensions for future generations, laboratory professionals and clerical staff at the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) will be on legal strike at 12:01 a.m., Monday, November 18.

Ontario government’s P3 plans a mistake

Nov 7, 2013 03:19 PM Ontario needs strong, stable infrastructure, but today’s announcement that the government will re-write rules to increase public-private partnerships (P3s) is a mistake, says Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

Bonfield Mayor rejects CUPE offer to send outstanding issues to arbitration after mediation talks fail to end strike – Mayor to contract out snow removal

Nov 6, 2013 09:54 AM Mediation talks that began last Friday and continued today aimed at ending the Bonfield municipal strike that began August 1st, broke down tonight after Mayor Randall McLaren refused CUPE’s offer to send outstanding issues to arbitration by a neutral third party, a move that would have allowed municipal services to be restored quickly.

Minimum wage is 21 per cent below poverty line – CUPE Ontario report to Minimum Wage Advisory Panel calls for increase to $14/hr

Nov 1, 2013 11:44 AM A full-time worker earning minimum wage in Ontario has an income 21 per cent below the poverty line, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario told a provincial minimum wage advisory panel in Guelph today.

CUPE municipal workers reach tentative agreement with Grey County

Oct 29, 2013 03:21 PM Grey County municipal workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), reached a tentative collective agreement with their County employer after both parties met yesterday with the assistance of a provincial conciliator.

CUPE 1281 invites students, public and media to join them to say ‘Boo!’ to the spooky lockout of CESAR workers tomorrow at the Ryerson Student Centre

Oct 29, 2013 01:49 PM With Halloween approaching, workers at the Continuing Education Students Association of Ryerson (CESAR) have been locked out for almost a month.

Thumbs up to Durham Region municipalities for recognizing contribution, dedication of early learning and child care staff

Oct 29, 2013 09:31 AM Do child care staff and Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) deserve kudos for their skills and a job well done? Durham Region municipalities think they do and child care workers and ECEs want to thank them for declaring October 30, 2013, Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.

Hamilton CAS services restored with remaining shutdown days cancelled

Oct 25, 2013 09:45 AM Rallying the community and lobbying the provincial government to stand up for fairness for at-risk children and youth in Hamilton, workers from Hamilton Children’s Aid Society (CAS) successfully campaigned to stop shutdown days scheduled at the agency due to continual provincial underfunding of the CAS sector.

CUPE united to defend municipal services in Elliot Lake – conciliation talks set for October 29

Oct 24, 2013 11:21 AM Local 170 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 45 inside and outside municipal workers in the City of Elliot Lake, has asked the Ministry of Labour to assign a conciliation officer to help mediate negotiations to avert a strike or lockout that would hurt the community.

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