COVID-19 Prevention for Community and Social Services Workplaces

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As the global pandemic of COVID-19 persists, CUPE wants to ensure that employers and members continue to implement leading practices to prevent workplace exposure to the virus which causes COVID-19. The guidance in this document is specific to addressing the hazard related to COVID-19. It is intended to assist CUPE health and safety activists in their efforts to ensure that …

Statement: National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

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On April 28, the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job, we remember all the workers we have lost, and we vow to keep fighting for safe and healthy workplaces for everyone. Every year in Canada, around 1000 workers lose their lives on the job. Their deaths are preventable and should not happen. And each …

COVID-19 UPDATE: Advisory from Eastern Health on Hospital Appointments

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The following advisory from Eastern Health contains information for CUPE members in the Eastern Health district Eastern Health advises the public that a new temporary phone line is now available for individuals who have questions about the status of their hospital appointments. Due to service reductions related to COVID-19 emergency planning, patients and clients can call 709-752-4500, or toll-free at …

COVID-19 UPDATE: Advisory from Eastern Health on Public Screening and Access to Facilities

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The following advisory from Eastern Health contains important information for CUPE members and families in the Eastern Health district Eastern Health advises the public that facilities within the region will begin to reduce the number of entry points, or entrances, into its facilities in an effort to manage and screen individuals upon entry. Individuals entering health-care facilities can expect to be …

Let’s look out for each other

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During these uncertain times we are thankful for the work of CUPE members that keep our public services available to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, even while more and more private sector workplaces close or delay operations. Our Health Care members are on the front lines of the struggle to contain COVID-19 and protect the health of the public; …

Important information on COVID-19

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The following letter from CUPE National President Mark Hancock and National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury contains important information on the novel coronavirus and a link to our national website where updates will be posted. We are also including a link to the NL Government web page on COVID-19 which includes protocols for public safety and up-to-date information on the spread of …

Know your rights

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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 …

Fund the Future – Provincial Day of Action February 6

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Dear Sisters and Brothers: On Wednesday, February 6, the Canadian Federation of Students- Newfoundland and Labrador (CFS- NL) will be holding a Provincial Day of Action demanding increased funding to post-secondary education in the province. RSVP for the march on Facebook.  We are a proud supporter of the “Fund the Future” campaign and the upcoming Provincial Day of Action, and …

CUPE Submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador 2018 Pre-Budget Consultation

CUPE Submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador 2018 Pre-Budget Consultation

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CUPE NL supports the position taken by the Common Front NL in urging government to focus on protecting existing jobs in the public and private sectors and invest to stimulate economic growth in the short term. The real crisis facing the province is not how to balance the books but how to stop rising unemployment. Yes, the deficit needs to …

Future of public libraries remains uncertain

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No hope was offered to public library workers in the provincial budget announced today by Newfoundland and Labrador Finance Minister Cathy Bennett. Workers anticipated a definitive answer on what the province intends to do with the 54 libraries slated to be closed – or if they will continue to have a job. Those questions remain unanswered. CUPE has been calling …