Government spending should be on public services, not private companies

tjohnston News Release

CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to see increased spending in health care, public housing, and the cost of living; however, it is pivotal that this money be invested in strengthening and expanding our already existing public services and not on lining the pockets of private companies. “This new budget saw increased spending in the health care system that is …

CUPE NL will not cross a protest line to hear the provincial budget

tjohnston News Release

As a sign of respect to the fish harvesters currently gathered outside the Confederation Building, CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador will not be crossing their protest line to attend any budget announcements or lockups. Instead, CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador will attend an alternate budget watch hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. “Every year, CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador attends …

Release: Provincial government must keep public services public in new 10-year education plan

tjohnston Education, News Release

CUPE Newfoundland & Labrador welcomes the provincial government’s announcement of a 10-year plan to modernize and improve the province’s education system. “We look forward to working with the employer to develop a plan that will improve public education across the province that values our members working in this sector, and that will keep public education public,” said CUPE NL President …

Newfoundland and Labrador 2023 Budget Ignores Essential Health Care Workers

tjohnston News Release

(St. John’s) – It is clear that the province is no longer in an economic crisis with the government’s release of its revised figures from 2022-23 of an additional $1.5 billion in revenue last fiscal year. However, the 2023-24 budget released today reinvests none of this revenue into public sector workers, leaving workers in Health Care, Libraries, Housing, Transition and …

Healthcare needs solutions, not privatization

gmcneil News Release

This week, the four conservative Atlantic premiers, along with Ontario’s Premier Ford, announced their idea of bringing in privatization in healthcare, instead of dealing with the recruitment and retention crisis. The premiers floated the idea of publicly funded but privately operated health care services. CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador, which represents more than 1400 healthcare workers in the province, is calling …

Photo of Confederation Building, St. John's, NL

Newfoundland and Labrador budget missing supports for frontline workers

creynolds Economy, News Release

“This is a centralizing budget that proposes nothing concrete for the frontline workers who have carried our province through this pandemic,” says CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier. “Instead, this government will add to the existing challenges we are facing with a totally unnecessary restructuring of the whole health care system that won’t result in one extra minute of patient care.” “Why throw the entire …

PAL Airlines and CUPE reach first collective agreement

creynolds Collective Bargaining, News Release

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and PAL Airlines have ratified their first collective agreement, after two years of bargaining. Approximately 50 flight attendants who work for the airline in St. John’s, Halifax and Montréal are represented by CUPE 5451. The new three-year agreement will be in place from 2022 to 2025, and includes improvements to provisions …

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New radio campaign from CUPE asks Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to “reject the reset”

creynolds News Release, Political Action

In a new radio ad campaign, CUPE is asking all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to reject Premier Andrew Furey’s “reset” plan, and to fight the proposed cuts to the public sector and public services, and the sale of publicly-owned assets. Listen to the radio ads below The ads are playing on radio stations across the province from March 24 to April …

Web banner. Image of boot print and the CUPE NL logo. Text: Reject the Reset.

CUPE members call on the public to reject Andrew Furey’s big reset – Information picket Sunday, December 5

creynolds Event, News Release

CUPE members are calling on the public to reject Premier Andrew Fury’s big reset and will hold an information picket on December 5 at the Farmers’ Market in St. John’s. “Premier Andrew Furey wants everyone to think he has the public’s best interests at heart, but what his plan is really doing is putting more money in the pockets of …

Sherry Hillier speaking at an event

Cooperation with unions necessary for government and employers during rollout of vaccine mandate

creynolds COVID-19 Announcements, News Release, Occupational Health & Safety

CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador is calling on the provincial government and employers to consult with unions – ahead of and throughout – the rollout of the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for public sector workers announced today.  “Cooperation between the province and unions, and cooperation between employers and unions, will be necessary as the vaccine mandate is carried out,” says CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador President Sherry Hillier. CUPE will be monitoring the situation …