CUPE 7667 votes to reject EPCOR’s latest offer

Members of CUPE 7667, workers at Regina’s P3 wastewater treatment facility, have voted with a 69% majority to reject the latest offer.

Since the wastewater treatment facility transferred operations from the jurisdiction of the City of Regina to the private contractor EPCOR, staffing levels have decreased and the workload for members has increased.

The CUPE 7667 bargaining committee has met four times with the employer since July 2019 and has been fighting for a fair collective agreement for our members. 

CUPE 7667 votes to reject EPCOR’s latest offer

Members of CUPE 7667, workers at Regina’s P3 wastewater treatment facility, have voted with a 69% majority to reject the latest offer.

Since the wastewater treatment facility transferred operations from the jurisdiction of the City of Regina to the private contractor EPCOR, staffing levels have decreased and the workload for members has increased.

The CUPE 7667 bargaining committee has met four times with the employer since July 2019 and has been fighting for a fair collective agreement for our members. 

K-12 support workers in Central Okanagan reach tentative agreement

CUPE 3523, K-12 support workers at School District 23 (Central Okanagan), reached a tentative agreement after 20 bargaining sessions that began in May. The tentative agreement was finally reached on November 26 following two days of mediation.

CUPE 3523 President David Tether said that this round of bargaining was a tough slog and a tentative agreement was reached despite the lack of preparation, wasted time, and multiple concessions brought forward by the employer. Contrasting the difficulties over six months of bargaining, Tether praised the Local’s bargaining committee.

CUPE 500 speaks out against cuts at Winnipeg City Hall

CUPE Local 500 presented to all Standing Policy Committees at Winnipeg’s City Hall this week, with one message: Winnipeggers will not accept cuts to public services, programs, or staff.

“This is an historic moment for our City,” CUPE Local 500 President Gord Delbridge told City Councillors at the Standing Policy Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks on Wednesday.

Federal tax cut hurts services, helps wealthy

One of the first priorities of the newly re-elected federal Liberal government is a $6 billion personal income tax cut. The Liberals and Conservatives campaigned on similar promises, but the Liberals claimed their cut was more progressive. No matter how you slice it, cutting taxes reduces the amount of money available to provide services, and this specific tax cut goes mostly to higher income earners. There’s nothing progressive about that. 

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