“It’s our job to care”

CUPE Communications caught up with the leader of our United Kingdom sister union on the sidelines of convention. Margaret McKee is president of UNISON, the UK’s largest public services union with more than 1.3 million members. In a wide-ranging interview, she describes how austerity has hurt the UK’s public sector workers as it has here in Canada.

Agreement between Canada and Netflix sets a dangerous precedent

CUPE and its communications sector provincial council (CPSC) are asking to have the terms of the agreement negotiated by Minister Mélanie Joly with Netflix made public.

CUPE is one of the founding members of the Coalition pour la culture et les médias, which made the same request on Monday at a press conference in Montréal.

“It’s unacceptable for the Canadian government to be negotiating a mutual agreement behind closed doors that favours a multinational Internet corporation over its Québec and Canada-based competitors,” stated CUPE-Québec president Denis Bolduc.