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Overcrowded Ontario hospitals, cutbacks to cleaning linked to infection outbreaks

Oct 20, 2011 02:01 PM Although medical experts are blaming hospital overcrowding (resulting from cuts to patient beds) for infection outbreaks, the Ontario government plans to cut another 5,000 acute care beds province-wide. Currently, hospital bed occupancy is at record levels, over 97 per cent.

CUPE Flight Attendants to hold rally on Parliament Hill

Oct 20, 2011 10:04 AM On Friday, October 21, CUPE flight attendants will be holding a rally on Parliament Hill to draw attention to this Harper government’s interference in CUPE flight attendants free and open collective bargaining with their employer.

Early Childhood Educators at Halton Catholic School Board achieve first contract

Oct 19, 2011 02:46 PM Early Childhood Educators at the Halton Catholic District School Board recently ratified their first collective agreement. The Catholic School Board also voted to accept the two-year agreement that will expire on August 31, 2012. The 40 ECEs joined CUPE in October of last year.

New Brunswick rural communities targeted by health care cuts

New Brunswick rural communities targeted by health care cuts

Oct 19, 2011 01:51 PM Another 14 CUPE positions are being cut in hospitals and community health centres in New Brunswick.

CUPE welcomes findings of Braemore Home review

Oct 18, 2011 02:03 PM The union representing about 160 staff at Braemore Home in Sydney is welcoming the findings of a review conducted for the provincial government.

CUPE Nova Scotia asks - are 3% health care cuts on top of shared services review?

Oct 18, 2011 11:25 AM CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says, “If the 3% funding cuts being sought by the province’s health minister are in addition to the supposed savings from the shared services review, this is shaping up to be a double whammy to the system.”

CUPE locals in Halifax area to meet about ‘My Wages Equal Your Profits’ awareness campaign

Oct 18, 2011 09:02 AM CUPE Nova Scotia is inviting Executive members of all CUPE locals in the Halifax area to a meeting tomorrow evening to find out more about CUPE's 'My Wages Equal Your Profits' campaign.

CUPE Ontario supports Ming Pao workers in their fight for a first contract

Oct 17, 2011 03:20 PM Management at Ming Pao Daily News need to get back to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract with their workers, Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer of CUPE Ontario will say at a rally on October 18.

CUPE locals in New Glasgow area to meet about ‘My Wages Equal Your Profits’ awareness campaign

Oct 17, 2011 07:52 AM CUPE Nova Scotia is inviting Executive members of all CUPE locals in the New Glasgow area to a meeting tomorrow evening to find out more about CUPE's 'My Wages Equal Your Profits' campaign.

The cat is out of the bag: Air Canada has no position about essential services

Oct 14, 2011 07:49 PM CUPE and Air Canada appeared today at the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to consider the Minister of Labour’s referral to the board. Air Canada took no position on the question of essential services. They indicated only that they needed more time. Clearly, if the company has no position on the issue, the use of this tactic is simply smoke and mirrors to delay our legal right to strike.

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