Canadian mental health workers join CUPE

Social service workers from the Canadian Mental Health Association branch of Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, recently voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). The 160 workers who provide mental health recovery and wellness programs for individuals and families in the Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton area will now be part of Canada’s largest union.

Send a message to support student workers at Trent

The student-workers at Trent University are working hard to avoid any disruption to the services they provide in the university’s classrooms and labs.

Please let Trent’s administration know that you stand with the members of CUPE 3908-02 in calling for a prompt and equitable settlement of a fair collective agreement for its student employees.

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CUPE demands justice for Deepan

​Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa born man who is facing deportation to India, a country where he has never lived, has no family and where he is not a citizen.

“We are shocked that the Government of Canada has rendered this young man stateless and has stripped him of his right to work, access services and live with dignity and security,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist.

CUPE PSE Task Force stands in solidarity with Mexican students

When CUPE’s National Post-Secondary Education Task Force (PSE) met in Ottawa late last year, committee co-chair, Leo Cheverie, made sure to add recent events in Mexico to the agenda.

“As labour activists fighting for a better education system here in Canada, I think it’s important to show solidarity with all those struggling for equality and justice abroad,” said Cheverie.

It takes courage to speak truth to power

COURAGE is an apt acronym for the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) the largest labour confederation in the Philippines.

Randy Vegas and Raul Camposano are two organizers in the Philippines with COURAGE. They were abducted and have been detained since December 2012, for asserting their human rights and fighting for workers’ rights.

Ongoing provincial neglect to blame for labour woes at Ontario’s largest universities

CUPE and OCUFA leaders urge Wynne government to ‘recommit’ to universities

Unless the provincial government starts to ‘re-engage’ with the university sector, students at Ontario’s two largest universities could see their school years jeopardized in the coming weeks, labour leaders, representing academic staff at York University (York U) and the University of Toronto (U of T), warned today.