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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 …

Mount Pearl municipal workers advocate for workplaces free from harassment and prejudice

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New radio ad on VOCM, K-Rock and HITSFM, beginning June 9. A message from the Mount Pearl Municipal Workers Union. As a union, we advocate for a healthy, stress-free, respectful and inclusive workplace for all employees free from any forms of intimidation, harassment, or prejudice. We recognize that these have been stressful, uncertain times for everyone and as we return …

CUPE Submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Finance Pre-budget Consultation 2020

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People in Newfoundland and Labrador are discouraged by this government’s focus on balancing the budget. The real crisis facing the province is not how to balance the books, but how to stop rising unemployment. The unemployment rate in Newfoundland Labrador is “officially” 12.1%, more than twice the Canadian average. The real rate – counting people who are involuntarily working part-time, …