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Privatization Watch - May 2010

The communities we want

Jun 2, 2010 02:45 PM Municipalities are the bedrock of our daily lives. We're all better off in cities and towns with healthy finances, strong public services and smart environmental practices. CUPE is committed to working with municipal leaders to build the communities we all want to live in. Learn about CUPE's practical, positive municipal vision.

Bombardier head questions public-private partnerships

May 14, 2010 10:21 AM Speaking at a conference in California, Pierre Beaudoin said corporations aren’t always the best choice to finance transit infrastructure projects.

Conservatives fund risky, expensive privatization deals

May 12, 2010 03:11 PM The federal government would get more bang for its buck by investing its $1.2 billion privatization fund directly into public infrastructure, says CUPE National President Paul Moist.

Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant opens

WORLD’S BEST WATER—From left, Metro Vancouver CAO Johnny Carline, commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District, poses with Vancouver councillor Tim Stevenson, CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill and District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton at this afternoon’s official opening of the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant.

May 10, 2010 07:21 PM CUPE BC president Barry O’Neill was in attendance as the largest water filtration plant in Canada and a model of public infrastructure officially opened on Friday (May 7) in Metro Vancouver—thanks in no small part to CUPE’s efforts to keep it public.

Summary of literature review: The impact of privatization/contracting out on workers with disabilities

May 14, 2010 12:09 PM Canadian and United States governments have taken some steps to accommodate people with disabilities in the workplace through equal employment opportunities and training programs.

Wastewater systems Effluent Regulations - Submission to the Department of the Environment by CUPE

Jun 1, 2010 02:11 PM CUPE supports efforts to set and enforce federal wastewater standards. We recognize the national scope and importance of these regulations and applaud any attempt to ensure our water is clean and safe and that our environment is protected and sustainable for future generations.