Proposals for Negotiations 2019

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A model for fairness

Why I’m voting ‘Yes’ for proportional representation
Sometimes it seems like there’s an election on the horizon every time I sit down to write my column for Public Employee, and this issue is no exception. Not only do we have local elections in every community in the province within days of this magazine arriving in the mail, but right after Election Day, the voting period begins for the provincial referendum on proportional representation.

CUPE BC Submission to B.C.'s 2018 Pre-Budget Consultations

CUPE BC's submission to the B.C. government's pre-budget consultations contains 29 recommendations to help the BC NDP government continue making British Columbia a better place to live and work--for everyone, not just the privileged few that benefited under 16 years of BC Liberal rule.

CUPE National News

CUPE Ontario calls on municipal candidates to be “Champions for Children”

Today (October 16) is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in Ontario. Coming just days before the municipal election, educators and their supporters are calling on municipal and school board politicians to join them as “Champions for Children” by committing to three big ideas to build a better child care system in Ontario: affordable fees for families, decent work for educators and an expansion of public and non-profit programs.

PWU calls for more investment in the Thunder Bay Region’s biomass innovation cluster

The Power Workers’ Union (CUPE 1000) believes the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation to close the world’s largest generating station to be converted from coal to advanced biomass in Thunder Bay, is short-sighted.

“It will ultimately lead to the disappearance of the region’s established biomass innovation cluster and most importantly the significant economic, environmental and social benefits it provides,” stated PWU President, Mel Hyatt. “We believe it’s time to grow these benefits, not kill them.”

WorkSafe NB: CUPE reaction to Taskforce recommendations

CUPE New Brunswick held a press conference this Monday to challenge the recommendations made by the Taskforce responsible for evaluating WorkSafeNB.

“Like the NB Ombuds has said, the Taskforce produced “simplistic” recommendations, and they kept a decidedly pro-employer, rather than a pro-worker stance when they proposed changes to a system made to help injured workers,” said Daniel Légère, President of CUPE NB.

While the union does not oppose all 28 recommendations contained in the report, CUPE has major concerns such as: