Male health care worker wearing a lab coat giving a female health care worker a vaccination in her arm. Both are wearing medical masks.

COVID-19 vaccine: protection for frontline workers

creynolds Article, Occupational Health & Safety

CUPE NL is encouraged by news of the imminent arrival of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the news that health care workers, particularly those in long term care or positions with potential for exposure to COVID-19. This is an important development for the health and safety of our members across the province. Our members providing front line health services have …

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Holiday greetings – Thank you public service workers on the frontlines

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Watch our holiday greeting on NTV, airing from December 14 until the end of the month. Presented by Sherry Hillier on behalf of the 6,300 members of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador. To CUPE members and all public service workers on the frontlines we say thank you for your commitment to providing the quality public services we all depend on. On behalf …

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Santa Calls radio program for children – Sponsored by CUPE Newfoundland Labrador

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CUPE Newfoundland Labrador is happy to continue our association with the annual “Santa Calls” radio program for children as the exclusive sponsor. The program is airing on all VOCM stations province-wide. Children have the opportunity to talk to Santa Claus from December 7 to 18. 709-570-1179 If you know a child that would like to speak to Santa, please call 709-570-1179. …

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Asking the right questions: A guide for municipalities considering P3s

creynolds Article, Privatization

This newly-updated second edition of Asking the right questions is co-authored by the late John Loxley and his son, researcher Salim Loxley. The guide reviews the latest evidence and experiences from across Canada and around the world, taking a critical look at the case for and against using public-private partnerships (P3s) for municipal infrastructure. This online text is adapted from the print version …

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Member Update: Public sector pensions successfully defended from threat of clawbacks

creynolds Article, Collective Bargaining

Dear CUPE members: We are pleased to inform our members that – with your support – we have successfully defended your pensions from the threat of clawbacks made by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador! The Government’s proposed changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) were defeated. Government was trying to pass their increased Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions onto …

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Academic study finds Ontario health care staff worked under psychological distress in pandemic, feeling “sacrificed” and violated

creynolds Article, Occupational Health & Safety

On November 24, 2020, a study entitled “Sacrificed: major study of health care workers during the time of COVID” was released by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions-Canadian Union of Public Employees (OCHU-CUPE). The study was published in New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. The research was done in collaboration with OCHU-CUPE, based on extensive interviews …

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Call to participate in the development of a National Anti-Racism Strategy for CUPE

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Please join us for a virtual session that is being hosted for Black, Indigenous, and racialized members in the Atlantic and Maritimes regions to participate in the development of a National Anti-Racism Strategy for CUPE. CUPE National’s Human Rights Branch and Union Education Branch are hosting these Zoom meetings in regions across the country. Download a copy of the poster for …

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Provincial Budget 2020 Highlights

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Here are some of the highlights from the 2020 Provincial Budget of interest to CUPE NL members. Health Care and Education In two of the biggest areas of the budget, Government barely increased funding. K-12 Education and Early Childhood Development received less than a 1% increase – not enough to relieve the problems of years of cut spending, and not …

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CUPE NL Submission on the Unlocking of Pensions

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On behalf of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador, the following submission was sent to the provincial government on September 25, 2020, as part of the public consultation on potential amendments to the Pension Benefits Act, 1997, otherwise known as the on the “unlocking of pensions”. CUPE’s Position on the Proposed Amendments The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is again proposing to amend the Pensions …