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What exactly is the pension issue in the extended contract offer from government?

gmcneil Fact Sheet, Master Bargaining

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is trying to pass their increased Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions onto workers by cutting the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP). This move would cancel the needed CPP enhancement for 34,000 workers (total number of active and deferred PSPP members) in Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2016, a deal was reached between the federal government …

Keep laundry services in-house

Keep laundry services in-house: CUPE 879

creynolds Fact Sheet

We recently learned that Eastern Health plans to move the bulk of laundry services from St. Patrick’s Mercy Home and Glenbrook Lodge. This move will result in a loss of quality control, as well as several good jobs. This comes as a surprise since Eastern Health has repeatedly said that they have had no problems with the current service and …

Know your rights

creynolds Fact Sheet

All Canadian workers have these four rights to health and safety in the workplace. The Right to Know Workers have the right to know what health and safety hazards are related to their work. It is an employer’s legal obligation to tell workers of any hazards they may encounter, the likelihood of being exposed, and the severity of harm if …

What provincial auditors have said about P3s – Fact Sheet

creynolds Fact Sheet, Own Your NL, Privatization

Over the years, provincial auditors across the country have questioned the financial rationale for using public-private partnerships (P3s) to build public infrastructure. Provincial auditors are independent officers of legislative assemblies who review government finances and decision-making to ensure public funds are spent in an efficient and accountable manner. A number of P3s have now been reviewed by provincial and federal …

Five times provincial governments failed with P3 hospitals

creynolds Article, Fact Sheet, issues, Own Your NL, Privatization

A warning for taxpayers in Newfoundland and Labrador Time and time again provincial governments are forced to admit they were wrong to use public private partnerships (P3s) to construct health care facilities, costing taxpayers billions of dollars more than they would spend if those hospitals were publicly owned and constructed. Auditor Generals, researchers and journalists across Canada continue to report …

Two-tier bargaining – how to recognize it and reject it

creynolds Collective Bargaining, Fact Sheet, issues

We are committed to ensuring that the next generation of workers enjoys the benefits that CUPE members have already won. We cannot build solidarity between generations if we accept two-tier contracts. Our union opposes all moves toward two-tier wages, benefits or pensions.  – Strategic Directions 2013-2015 Two-tiered collective bargaining (or “orphan clause” bargaining as it is known in Quebec) is a divisive …