The CPSC denounces the abolition of the only journalist position left in Amqui

The council representing CUPE members in the communications sector in Quebec [Conseil provincial du secteur des communications (CPSC)] denounces Bell Media’s job cuts, in particular, the abolition of the only journalist position with Rouge FM 99.9 in Amqui.

These new cuts will mean that no journalist will be covering the entire territory of Matapédia. Journalists with the Rimouski station will provide media coverage, and although they are competent and professional, their concerns are far removed from the realities of Matapédia residents.

‘Green P’ workers overwhelmingly endorse strike action if necessary

Staff at the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA), members of the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 416) have given their bargaining committee an overwhelming mandate in favour of strike action, if it is deemed necessary to secure a fair collective agreement with their employer.

“Our members were nearly unanimous – they refuse to be intimidated into accepting a contract that degrades the quality of jobs this community depends on,” said Sav Daskalakis, CUPE 416 Parking Authority Unit Chairperson.

Union applies for conciliation in bargaining with the Halifax Regional School Board

The union representing support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board has applied for conciliation in contract negotiations that broke off on Wednesday, November 14, 2017.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National Representative Karen MacKenzie says the union hopes to meet with the conciliator as soon as possible since negotiations have dragged on for more than a year and a half.

The union’s collective agreement expired on July 31, 2014. At this point, no further talks are scheduled.