Lifeguards employed at Dollard-des-Ormeaux pools sign their collective agreement

White-collar workers employed by the Association aquatique de Dollard-des-Ormeaux (AADDO) signed their new collective agreement today.

The 58 members, who are represented by the Syndicat des fonctionnaires municipaux de Montréal (CUPE 429), had been without a collective agreement since December 2016. In response to the slow pace of contract talks, last January, they had voted 96% in favour of pressure tactics including strike action.  

Ontario unions launch campaign against Bill 124

Ontario unions will hold a press conference and media availability on Tuesday morning to announce their joint Charter challenge to Bill 124. The Ontario Federation of Labour will also announce the launch of a campaign to repeal Bill 124, which includes escalating actions in response to the legislation, which undermines the free and fair collective bargaining rights of all workers enshrined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

What’s missing from Trudeau’s pharmacare plan?

CUPE is happy to see a commitment to “national universal pharmacare” in the Prime Minister’s mandate letter to Patty Hajdu, Canada’s new Minister of Health. It’s important that the government specified the program should be “universal”, however, it’s disappointing that the government won’t commit to making pharmacare comprehensive, public or single-payer.

So, why does this matter?

CUPE 7000 Statement

Today’s media coverage of the labour dispute between CUPE 7000 and the BCRTC (SkyTrain) included interviews with a TransLink spokesperson whose inaccurate statements and incendiary language directed at the union do nothing to move the parties closer to a collective agreement.