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Asking the right questions: A guide for municipalities considering P3s

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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

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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

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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 …

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Unions play an important role in making work and society more equal for everyone

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Labour Day 2020 To mark Labour Day this year, CUPE Newfoundland Labrador is running a radio ad on stations across the province. Listen to CUPE’s radio ad In recent months, the gaps in our society have become more noticeable than ever. Women, young people and marginalized communities are more likely to be jobless, earn low wages, or work in unsafe precarious jobs. They have been impacted the most by COVID and the economic crisis. Unions play an …

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Participate in the 2020 Long-Term Care Workers’ Survey

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Make your voice heard! The CUPE-supported 2020 Long-Term Care Workers’ Survey will improve knowledge about long-term care (LTC) work in Canada by exploring the experiences of all those who do paid work in LTC homes. You can help researchers understand LTC work and working conditions in our province by completing this 30-minute survey. Participation is completely voluntary and all information …

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Member update: 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Fiscal Update

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Today, the provincial government released the 2020 Fiscal Update and, as expected, Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are facing tough times, as are many across the country. COVID-19 and falling oil prices this year have made the situation even more difficult. As predicted, we are burdened by heavy interest payments for major projects that have added to the deficit and most are …

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CUPE NL mourns passing of Debra Nichol

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CUPE Newfoundland Labrador is sad to announce the passing of sister Debra Nichol on June 11, 2020. Debbie was a well-respected and active member of CUPE 2329 and a library worker for more than 25 years. She was also a trustee for CUPE Newfoundland Labrador and sat on a number of national union committees. She will be dearly missed. Rest …