CUPE 7000 members ratify collective agreement with SkyTrain

CUPE 7000 members have ratified the union’s tentative agreement with the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain). The agreement was reached at the end of an all-night, mediated bargaining session on December 10, narrowly avoiding a full shutdown of the Expo and Millennium lines by a matter of minutes.

The ratification was completed this afternoon following four days of electronic voting.

CUPE appalled by NB Premier Higgs's assault on charter rights

CUPE is appalled by New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs’s disdain for nursing home workers and their Charter rights. On Wednesday, Higgs’s Conservative government passed Bill 17, which added more restrictions on basic bargaining rights for New Brunswick nursing home workers. Higgs previously threatened to call an election if the legislature did not pass the bill.

Very few concrete measures from the Legault government to address public services

This morning, the Conseil provincial des affaires sociales of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CPAS-CUPE) received the same sectoral offers from the Comité patronal de négociation du secteur de la santé et des services sociaux (CPNSSS) to renew the collective agreements. Within the CPAS, surprise has been expressed over the very few concrete solutions put forward to address the labour shortage, which has a major bearing on both accessibility to and the quality of public services.

CUPE welcomes improvements to the new NAFTA, but flaws remain

US lawmakers have successfully added important reforms to the new NAFTA, but many flaws remain in the renegotiated trade and investment agreement. The agreement falls short of the Liberal government’s own goals for a progressive deal on the environment and Indigenous rights, fails to protect public services, and contains worrying language on regulatory cooperation.

International Migrants Day

International Migrants Day is a day to renew our collective work to build a better world, a world where everyone has dignity and respect at work and in all aspects of their lives, and where migrants do not face exploitation as workers because of their precarious immigration status. 

CUPE is proud to support the #UniteAgainstRacism campaign led by the Migrant Rights Network.