MHCC study finds accommodating aspiring workers is a win-win for employers and employees

Aspiring workers are people who have been overlooked by the workplace or sidelined due to episodic or persistent illness. The study focused on aspiring workers struggling to remain in the workplace and in need of accommodation to stay employed. Unemployment among people living with severe mental illness hovers between 70 and 90 per cent.


CUPE 1091 members opted to participate in the Provincial Standardized Extended Health Care Plan, and there will be an opportunity for those individuals who have previously waived their extended health care plan to enroll in this plan. Please note that this only applies to extended health care and does not apply to dental coverage. For details, please download the attachments below.


AGM on July 24 opportunity to “finish what we started”

Calling all Pacific Blue Cross plan members
BURNABY – Pacific Blue Cross plan members are asked to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, July 24 in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel Metrotown and help elect a progressive, accountable board that acts in the interest of plan members and respects its own workers.

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City of Longueuil pool employees and the employer reach a tentative agreement

Without a contract since late 2015, the Syndicats regroupés des employés municipaux de la Ville de Longueuil (SREM-CUPE 306) announced that they have reached a tentative agreement. At a general meeting on July 17, 95% of aquatic sector employees of the City of Longueuil rejected the employer’s offers. The pressure tactics under consideration at the time could even have resulted in a strike, shutting down the City’s 25 pools.

City of Weyburn offer inadequate, CUPE Local 90 files for impasse

CUPE Local 90 has served written notice to the City of Weyburn, Saskatchewan and the Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety that the Union and the City have reached an impasse in the current round of negotiations.

The City of Weyburn is seeking serious concessions, including changes to bereavement leave, changes to emergency and serious illness leave, changes to the grievance process, and changes to seniority and promotion rights.

Solidarity with Fredericton

Last Friday, the City of Fredericton was shaken by a terrible act of violence. In this difficult time for the community and our members, I offer my condolences and support to our members who are affected by the shooting, including members from CUPE 1709 (inside workers), CUPE 508 (outside workers), CUPE 1783 (transit workers), CUPE 3864 (professional technical group), CUPE 4848 (paramedics and dispatchers) and CUPE 908.01 (health care workers).