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Tentative deal reached between CUPE and Newfoundland and Labrador government to extend collective agreements

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A tentative deal has been reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador for a two-year extension of current collective agreements. The extended agreements cover the period from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022. CUPE’s bargaining committee members, representing seven sectoral groups, agreed to accept the tentative agreement extension this week. …

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Don’t buy into NL Government’s risky proposal to unlock pensions

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“The Liberal government’s plan to further unlock pensions could lead to even greater financial hardships and rob Newfoundlanders and Labradorians of their retirement security,” says Sherry Hillier, president of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador. “Governments, not individual retirement savings, should be sustaining those in need during the pandemic.” “Our shared public health emergency demands a fair, public response from our governments. …

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Grand Falls-Windsor municipal workers to hold information picket Wednesday, December 11

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Town of Grand Falls-Windsor in violation of contract with municipal workers The union representing municipal workers employed by the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor says that the employer is acting in violation of their collective agreement and not being upfront with residents about operational changes to be implemented over the next two months. Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees …

Fixing conditions of work will improve care for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living in long-term care facilities

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Fixing long-term care workers’ conditions of work will improve conditions of care for residents, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “We would welcome the opportunity to meet with Minister Haggie and to be part of a core staffing review. Hopefully, the review will include front-line workers, health policy and long-term care experts, and other stakeholders,” says CUPE Newfoundland …

CUPE bargaining team members meeting November 23-24 to strategize for upcoming negotiations with the province

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CUPE’s bargaining team will discuss contract proposals, member mobilization and the union’s “no concession policy” at a strategy session taking place in St. John’s on November 23 and 24, 2019. The union is preparing for bargaining with the province that will begin in the spring. Public sector contracts expire March 31, 2020. Dozens of bargaining committee members will attend from …

Workers at Bay St. George Long Term Care to protest staffing shortages and extreme mandatory overtime

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Updated October 29, 2019 Stephenville Crossing, NL – Workers at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing will hold a demonstration on Thursday to voice their concerns about extreme mandatory overtime and the provincial government’s failure to address staffing shortages. Both the union and employer have asked the province to increase training opportunities through the College …

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Workers at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home and Glenbrook Lodge to hold info picket September 30 about job cuts

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ST. JOHN’S – Workers at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home and Glenbrook Lodge, members of CUPE 879, recently learned that Eastern Health plans to move the bulk of laundry away from their facilities and cut approximately eight jobs. However, there are many unanswered questions. The nursing home workers are going public with how it feels to lose their jobs without a …

CUPE 1761 achieves new contract with the Town of Placentia

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Town of Placentia – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1761, municipal workers with the Town of Placentia, have finalized a new collective agreement with their employer today. The union successfully pushed back the zero wage increase offered by the town. The new contract includes wage increases and other improvements. “Our members are proud to deliver …

Placentia municipal workers are ready for a fair deal to get back to work

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Members of CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers at the Town of Placentia, are ready for a fair deal that saves the Town money and gets them back on the job, providing valued public services to their community. On Tuesday, August 13, CUPE attempted to end the ongoing job action by offering changes to scheduling language that would have saved the …

Placentia’s mayor needs to focus less on grandstanding, more on finalizing new contract

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Town of Placentia, NL – Placentia’s mayor needs to focus his energy on finalizing a new contract with employees – not on rhetoric, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the union representing the town’s fifteen municipal workers. “We’re disappointed with the mayor’s comments made today, especially the day before we have a meeting set with the employer and …