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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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CUPE National president to join locked-out municipal workers at events in Grand Falls-Windsor on Thursday, Aug. 19

creynolds News Release

CUPE National President Mark Hancock will be in Grand Falls-Windsor on Thursday, August 19, to support locked-out municipal workers who are members of CUPE Local 1349. Media and the public are invited to attend a lunchtime “Solidarity Rally” hosted by the members of CUPE 1349, as well as a “Family and Friends’ Evening” beginning at 4:30 p.m. AUGUST 19 12 …

CUPE 1349 members carry flags at march in front of town hall in Grand Falls-Windsor

Show up or shut up, says union to Town of Grand Falls-Windsor CAO

creynolds Collective Bargaining, News Release

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1349, representing municipal workers employed by the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, is calling on Town Council to instruct Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Darren Finn not to disguise his role in the bargaining process and to participate in negotiations in-person. “A collective agreement is a tool that benefits both employees and employers. It …

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No privatization of laundry at Western Health says CUPE

gmcneil News Release

The union representing laundry workers at Western Memorial Regional Hospital says government should honour the commitment it made to maintain unionized services at the new acute care hospital in Corner Brook. The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents approximately 60 laundry workers at the hospital who are concerned about losing their jobs if laundry for the new hospital is put …