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February 8, 2018

CUPE has adopted an action plan to help ensure workers have the protection of a union, and the collective power that comes

with being organized.

Delegates to CUPE’s 2015 National Convention mandated that an organizing paper be presented to the 2017 convention, where it...

February 2, 2018

On February 1, 2018, the nation’s highest court endorsed the union position that the duty to accommodate is applicable in the case of workplace injury. CUPE was an intervenor in the case.

That means unions must now ensure that the rights set out in b...

October 5, 2017

International convention guest Avigail Pérez Llanes comes from the Havana local of SNTAP, a public sector union in Cuba representing more than 250,000 workers across the small island country. Given shifting U.S. relations and the unstable Cuban economy, it’s now more i...

October 5, 2017

Sheryl Burns’ list of accomplishments is lengthy, but in typical fashion she credited everyone but herself while accepting her award.

A B.C. community social services worker and the president of CUPE 1936, Burns has been a trailblazer in edu...

October 5, 2017

CUPE National President Mark Hancock and National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury were both re‑elected Wednesday. In their acceptance speeches, they vowed to continue to strengthen our union and work with members to build a more fair and equitable Canada.

Mark H...

August 15, 2017

CUPE Alberta was pleased to join with Friends of Medicare and call on the Premiers to adopt a National Pharmacare strategy during the most recent meeting of first ministers in Edmonton.

A universal public prescription drug program would be a progressive and positive cha...

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