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Doug Ford’s omnibus health Bill (Ontario) removes community control and public oversight

Doug Ford’s new health care omnibus bill does not open a single new health care service. Not a single surgery to help tackle waitlists. Not a single new nursing home space. Not one new nurse, health professional, or doctor. 

CUPE condemns Higgs government’s anti-worker manoeuvring

CUPE National took aim at the New Brunswick Conservative government’s unprecedented violation of workers rights today, after it used a court order to pre-empt a strike by CUPE members at the province’s nursing homes. The government sought and obtained the order “ex parte” – meaning CUPE didn’t receive a notice of the hearing in order to present counterarguments, and in fact, only learned about the court order through the media.

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8.

Across the country and in Manitoba, CUPE members will be participating in community events to honour the accomplishments of women and those who identify as women, to reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This day also marks a call to action to end gender based violence in our community and in the workplace.

PRESS RELEASE: CUPE calls on government to postpone The Health System Governance and Accountability Act

WINNIPEG – CUPE 204 President Debbie Boissonneault called on the Manitoba Government to postpone newly tabled legislation that would cause the further restructuring of health care, citing the current restructuring and bargaining delays as the reason to wait.

CUPE Ontario Education Workers Rally

CUPE members will join other advocates and allies of the province’s children at the “No Cuts to Education – United We Resist” rally, which will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. February 27 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke.

Repetitive Strain Injuries

What are Repetitive Strain Injuries?

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are a family of injuries affecting tendons, tendon sheaths, muscles, nerves and joints. They cause persistent or recurring pains most commonly in the neck, shoulders, forearms, hands, wrists, elbows and lower limbs.

CUPE Manitoba raises red flags on Education Review

CUPE expressed concern for the potential changes coming to Manitoba’s K-12 education system. CUPE fears the government is considering radical changes that have the potential to throw the education system into chaos, contemplating simultaneously eliminating elected school trustees, merging or eliminating school divisions and considering changes to the funding model for education in Manitoba. 

CUPE supports reconciliation in Wet’suwet’en Territory and across Canada

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is offering solidarity and support to the people of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in British Columbia.

CUPE marks December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women

On December 3, we draw attention to discrimination and barriers in our workplaces and communities, and we recommit to a disability rights agenda.

People with disabilities experience higher rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, incarceration, harassment and violence. Those marginalized by racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia face additional barriers and harm.

Stop Workplace Sexual Violence

CUPE is committed to addressing and preventing sexual violence at work and recognizes that everyone has a right to work in a safe environment. We’ve created a guide to stopping sexual violence in the workplace for local union stewards, health and safety representatives, elected officers and other activists

CUPE Marks the International Day for Persons with Disabilities

On December 3, we draw attention to discrimination and barriers in our workplaces and communities, and we recommit to a disability rights agenda.

People with disabilities experience higher rates of poverty, unemployment, discrimination, incarceration, harassment and violence. Those marginalized by racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia face additional barriers and harm.

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