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District Council Registration Deadline Extended!

Some bring CUPE locals together to share information and plan community campaigns. Some promote the work of CUPE members in their communities and organize charitable events. Some highlight important issues such as global justice and privatization by organizing public events. Some provide educational opportunities for CUPE members by pulling together CUPE schools. CUPE is hosting the first ever National Meeting of District Councils in CUPE in order to bring council activists together to make CUPE stronger. The meeting will be held April 27th to 29th, complete with Day of Mourning ceremonies, at the Delta Toronto West hotel. Registration for the meeting has been extended to April 10th. For more information, see: http://www.cupe.ca/councils.

NWTF Spring Report

The report is being presented at division conferences and meetings across the country to promote open discussion. The National Women’s Task Force will receive feedback on its report and incorporate members’ suggestions into a revised plan, which will be presented to delegates at the 2007 CUPE National Convention in October. Read the mid-term report of the National Women’s Task Force and its findings and recommendations to date online: http://www.cupe.ca/women.

CUPE Officers to Durham School Board: It’s About Time!

Brothers Paul Moist and Claude Généreux brought the support of 560,000 CUPE members across Canada to 2,100 striking school board workers at the “It’s about time” rally at the Durham District School Board on Tuesday, March 27th. CUPE 218 educational assistants, custodial and maintenance staff, clerical and technical staff walked off the job March 21st to win more time with students. The school board workers have been working without a contract for over a year, often working through breaks, staying late or taking work home – all without getting paid because their employer failed to provide adequate time to finish their work on behalf of students. For more information, see: http://www.cupe.ca/strikes.

Portage la Prairie Workers Sign Four-Year Deal

The Portage la Prairie group ratified an agreement this past Tuesday and went back to work Wednesday. Members achieved a four- year deal, with wage hikes and movement to the Manitoba Municipal Employees Pension Plan, which were key bargaining issues. For more information, see: http://www.cupe.ca/strikes.

University of Toronto Press Strike to End

Members of CUPE 3261, the striking part-time warehouse workers at University of Toronto Press, have ratified a memorandum of settlement, thus ending a strike now in its fourth week. It is a deal that will see our members reach the $10 per hour mark long before the recent Liberal budget that set that date at March 31, 2010. For more information, see: http://www.cupe.ca/strikes.

CUPE Local 2745 Ratified Collective Agreement

CUPE Local 2745, which represents New Brunswick educational and clerical support staff in the schools and district offices, has ratified a new collective agreement. The members voted 73.6% in favor of the new three-year collective agreement. The workers will receive an average wage increase of more than 12% over three years. CUPE Local 2745 represents over 3,000 teacher assistants, school secretaries/clerical, library assistants, district office clerical support staff, school intervention workers, and student/bus attendants. For more information, see http://www.cupe.ca/newbrunswick.

Special Days in April

  • Manitoba Division Convention:
    April 11th – 14th
  • Nova Scotia Division Convention:
    April 22nd – April 25th
  • National Meeting for District Councils:
    April 27th – 29th
  • Earth Day: April 22nd
  • National Day of Mourning for workers killed and injured on the job: April 28th

FastFacts in Your Inbox!

Did you know you can get FastFacts by email? To sign up for this service, please send an email to clandry@cupe.ca. Make sure to include your name, local number, email address and province. If you were receiving FastFacts by fax, also include your fax number so that we may delete your name from the fax list.