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.
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.
More details are available at http://cupe3908.org/bargaining
“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.
“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.
The world watched as protests erupted across the United States at the end of 2014. Demonstrators across the country chanted “No justice, no peace!” and “Death to racism” after the shocking announcement that the white police officer who killed unarmed 18 year old African American youth, Michael Brown, would not be charged with a crime.
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.
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.
In 15 communities over a 15 month period, thousands of conversations were held and Canadians were clear in their message that Medicare is an essential Canadian commitment, one that needs to be improved, not dismantled.