National Secretary-Treasurer's Report - June 2018

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Friends:

Division Conventions

This year once again, I was very warmly welcomed at each of the nine Division Conventions held this spring across the country. Listening to the debates and issues, I was reminded of the profound difference that CUPE makes in the lives of CUPE members, their families and our communities. I come through the regional convention season with a renewed sense of the commitment of our leaders and activists and the power of our National Union.

CUPE National Taskforce on Staffing

Strike vote taken at TVA Montréal

The Syndicat des employé(e)s de TVA held a special general meeting Tuesday night, with members voting 96.8 per cent in favour of resorting to pressure tactics up to and including an unlimited general strike. The some 830 employees of TVA Montreal have been without a collective agreement since December 31, 2016, almost eighteen months.