Town of Placentia municipal workers vote 100% in favour of strike action

creynolds News Release

On April 17, the members of CUPE 1761, municipal workers employed by the Town of Placentia, voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike. Fourteen of the fifteen members were in attendance. “Now that the membership has voted in favour of going on strike the workers could go out at any time, if necessary, or be locked out by …

Budget passes on responsibilities and debt to future generations in Newfoundland and Labrador

creynolds News Release

The Ball government’s 2019 budget does not address many of the problems Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are facing right now,” says Sherry Hillier, president of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador. “Instead, it passes the responsibility of providing public services and debt to future generations.” “It does not even keep up with inflation when it comes to funding health care,” says Hillier. “I’m very …

JES Classification Appeal

creynolds Article, News Release

The following notice is to update CUPE members about the JES classification appeal. If you have any questions, please your Local and CUPE staff representative. Our records indicate that you wish to appeal the decision of Classification and Organizational Design Division with respect to the Review of your position. Please ensure you read all of the email below as the process has …

Sherry Hilier

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador Celebrates International Women’s Day

creynolds News Release

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years and is rooted in the labour movement. Union’s have long been on the frontline of the fight for gender equality with CUPE leading the way in Canada. In 1975, the United Nations declared March 8 as International Women’s Day. There is still much work to be done to achieve gender …

Mayor Bernie Power, Take your head out of the sand

creynolds News Release

CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers employed with the Town of Placentia, launched a new radio and print ad today. Listen to the radio ad CUPE represents municipal workers who provide important public services to the residents of Placentia. We’re focused on achieving a fair contract for our members and the Town of Placentia. We wish the Mayor was too. …

Calling all CUPE locals: Help support the Community Food Sharing Association

creynolds News Release

We are challenging all CUPE locals to assist us in supporting the Community Food Sharing Association! CUPE Newfoundland Labrador has pledged to donate $1,000. Please consider making a donation to the CFSA warehouse that was recently claimed by fire, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars of food. To donate to this worthy cause, please click here. Thank you, Sherry Hillier President, …

Opinion: Doubling CPP contributions is crucial

creynolds News Release, Opinion

The following letter to the editor by CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier appeared in The Telegram on January 25, 2019. Russell Wangersky’s column on Jan. 18, entitled “Businesses should share the pension pain”, was quite thoughtful and offered a concrete suggestion that is very appealing – obligating employers that have no workplace plan to pay “double or triple” the employee …

CUPE NL calls for transparency legislation governing public-private partnerships

gmcneil News Release, Privatization

CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador released several recommendations to government this week, calling for transparency and accountability legislation to govern public-private partnerships. The recommendations are based on research and discussion coming out of a panel discussion on P3s and transparency held in St. John’s on November 14, 2018. “With the government signing contracts for a P3 hospital and long-term care facility, …

Sherry Hillier

Media Advisory: CUPE Newfoundland Labrador celebrates Labour Day by calling for public pharmacare for everyone

creynolds News Release

On Monday, September 3, at the annual Labour Day celebration in Grand Falls-Windsor, CUPE Newfoundland Labrador will amplify the call for universal, single-payer prescription drug coverage for everyone in Canada. Universal pharmacare is the only way to provide prescription drug coverage that doesn’t leave anyone behind. CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier will speak about pharmacare at the event. WHAT: …