Guatemala is now the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist, according to the ITUC. CUPE is participating in the May 17 Guatemala Day of Action and encourages members to send a message of protest.
Now that front line staff at CLGW have ratified a new contract settlement with their employer, they will be doubling their efforts to push the provincial government to better fund services for people with a developmental disability and their families.
Do you believe that compromise is unacceptable when it comes to passenger safety aboard aircraft? Sign the petition launched by CUPE’s Airline Division and remind the federal government of the essential role that flight attendants play in ensuring the safety of passengers in the event of an emergency.
Statistics Canada reported today that inflation collapsed to just 0.4% in April. The Bank of Canada’s core inflation rate, which excludes volatile items, fell to 1.1%. Continued low inflation does not provide a rationale to raise interest rates. Perhaps for that reason, Canadian monetary hawks have shifted their rationale for higher interest rates. In 2011, [...]
A team of CUPE 873 ambulance paramedics will once again put their lifesaving skills to the test at this year’s Rallye Rejviz International Medical Rescue Competition, to be held in the Jesinek Region of the Czech Republic from May 22-26.
Based on the past twelve years, another four under the BC Liberals does not bode well for public education. But that all depends. There is no question that the BC Liberal record has been dismal. Underfunding, privatization, larger classes, fewer services, contract stripping, school business companies, standardized tests, the list goes on. But there are more factors at play than simply who governs. There is also the response and political pressure by the governed. An equally big problem of...
Due to the disruption at the office, we are extending the deadline for applications to June 30, 2013. For more information on how to get your application in during the office closure please see the bulletin below. YoungWorkers-AppExt-May2013
MUNZ has decided not to proceed with the injunction against Ports of Auckland as they have come to an agreement about the employment of stevedores. They will be discussing the issues and resuming bargaining for three days, starting the 4th of June. Read more about all the details of dispute, and what is to come […]
My op-ed in today’s Saskatoon StarPhoenix (page A11): Privatizing ISC is a poor deal for Saskatchewan The provincial government estimates that selling 60 per cent of the Information Services Corporation will raise up to $120 million for infrastructure investment. Is that a good deal for the people of Saskatchewan? Last year, ISC generated $20 million [...]
Saskatchewan workers will have fewer protections and rights at work now that the government’s sweeping omnibus labour bill has passed its last hurdle to become law, says the province’s largest union. The law is expected to take effect as early as fall of this year.
Thanks to Diane MacLean below are summaries of relevant BC Labour Arbitration awards released during March 2013 Arbitration Summaries – March 2013 There were three arbitrations reported on CanLII as well as a further five reported on Quicklaw. Brief summaries are provided for two of the CanLII decisions, as one was non-precedential, and even briefer summaries are provided for the ones reported on Quicklaw.Accenture Business...
Diane MacLean has kindly provided the following summaries of labour arbitration summaries released February 2013 Arbitration Summaries – February 2013 There were seven arbitrations reported on CanLII as well as a further six reported on Quicklaw. Brief summaries are provided for the CanLII decisions and even briefer summaries are provided for the ones reported on Quicklaw.The News Group, a Division of GreatPacific Enterprises Inc v. Teamsters Local Union No 213,...
Once the disappointment over the BC election isn’t so painful, there’s something that needs to be talked about regarding polling. This is a quick, stream-of-consciousness post, and I plan on writing more later. While Mario Canseco of Angus Reid said, this morning, that it’s not a “methodology” problem, I think it is. Forum Research, while [...]
Here we are: only hours to go until the polls close. What will be the next BC government? What are your hopes, fears, dreams, goals? This page will refresh every 15 seconds, or you can manually reload it. Please add in your comments below What are your seat predictions? What do you think will be [...]People who read this page, also read:Why does ArcelorMittal hate Bosnia?Cunt: Never An Appropriate Descriptor for a 9 Year Old ChildRalph Sultan: Poverty is a “Single Mom”...
The following is a guest post by Nick Fillmore. National business journalists and columnists have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s demeaning view that folks in the Atlantic region are backward and have a defeatist attitude. Framed in contemptuous language, they’re promoting untested economic ideas that, if adopted, would seriously damage the economy – and [...]
We are currently working on growth and change as an inquiry focus. I have selected materials that we have found in nature as well as some science items like worms, frogs, chicken embryos, and grasshoppers for the children to examine. We have studied some of them using our KWL chart—becoming researchers and looking in books, [...]
Greetings Brothers and Sisters, We are facing one of the most important elections here in BC in many years. The disgraced BC Liberals are trying to hold onto power by running one of the most negative campaigns in BC history. They have tried to turn this into a referendum on the popularity of leaders and […]
Only 55% of us do it! 6% will not do it! 39 % who knows what they will do? What the heck am I talking about? Voting in a Provincial Election. Wow this should be the most exciting time in our lives! This elected person who becomes our provincial leader our spokesperson our "voice" who can make our dreams become a reality on the World's stage.And so many of us do not care! Our Family members our neighbours have fought in wars for this right and some us do not care! Why do so many of don't do it?...
Due to the state of the Maritime Labour Centre the retirement party that was scheduled for May 11th to honour Tom Dufresne and Al LeMonnier will be rescheduled after summer. More information about the details of the rescheduling will be provided when we receive them.
Recently the Maritime Labour Centre experienced a fire that has affected all of the offices in the building. We have received some information on the state ILWU Canada office and the Maritime Labour Centre. Our office is now cleaned up and ready to go, but we can not get back in yet. In fact our whole side […]