Transit company unions demonstrate in front of the offices of minister Guilbault

November 15, 2023

Several hundred members of CUPE and CSN, the Confédération des syndicats nationaux held a demonstration this morning to send a strong message to Quebec’s Minister of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, Geneviève Guilbault, and to her government. They are demanding major investments to public transit.

As far as CUPE and the CSN are concerned, the CAQ government must do more to support public transit companies in Quebec. Unions in the sector are demanding that Premier Legault make the right choice for the future of Quebec and for future generations by making the necessary investments to ensure quality and effective public transit in Quebec.

Case workers at Community Justice Society vote for job action

November 15, 2023

Employees at the Community Justice Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia took a strike vote today that was 100% in favour of job action. The eight restorative justice workers are represented by the CUPE 4764. They have been without a contract since March 31, 2021.

CUPE representative Mark Cunningham says the employer’s wage offer is an insult to these workers, “who do not have an easy job.”

CUPE reaches deal with City of Chestermere

November 15, 2023

CHESTERMERE – After seventeen months of bargaining, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the City of Chestermere have reached a settlement for a first contract covering 130 employees.

The negotiations have been drawn out and difficult, with CUPE charging the City with unfair labour practices for dragging negotiations backwards and promoting efforts to decertify the union.

 CUPE local 37 President Matt Sjogren gave credit to a mediator for bringing the negotiations to a close.

Alienated, isolated and alone’: Jewish union members launch human rights claim against CUPE

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Nov. 7, 2023

Almost 30 members of Canada’s largest union filed a human rights claim on Monday alleging that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has engaged in systemic discrimination and promoted antisemitism that isolates Jewish members.

Carrie Silverberg, a CUPE member of 17 years, said she’s endured years of mental anguish in the union, particularly when she took on an executive position in a local and started attending conventions nearly a decade ago.