Town of Placentia

Workers remain optimistic about negotiations with Town of Placentia

creynolds News Release

Representatives for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1761 remain hopeful that a negotiated collective agreement can be reached with the Town of Placentia, despite receiving notice yesterday that the employer has applied for conciliation. Six exchanges have taken place since bargaining began in May 2018. “We’re disappointed that the Town has taken this step, which we feel …

SKS Child Care Centre

CUPE members support SKS Child Care Centre with $22,500 donation

creynolds News Release

This week, during the CUPE Newfoundland Labrador annual convention, members and locals came together to raise funds for the creation the SKS Child Care Centre to be built in St. John’s, NL. In all, $22,500 was raised to support Susan Shiner’s dream to create a healing space for children impacted by their experience of domestic violence. The SKS Seed Fund, …

Sherry Hilier

Sherry Hillier newly elected president of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador

creynolds News Release

Delegates at the 44th annual division convention elected Sherry Hillier as the new president of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador, in St. John’s on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. As a licensed practical nurse, Hillier has worked in long-term care for 24 years. She has been involved in her local since 1998 – as a shop steward, recording secretary, treasurer and president. Hillier …

Wayne Lucas

CUPE NL to hold 44rd annual convention April 30 to May 2 in St. John’s

creynolds News Release

The 44th annual CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Convention gets underway at 9 a.m. Monday, April 30 at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s and runs through to Wednesday, May 2. This will be the final convention for CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas, who will begin his retirement with the election of a new division president on Wednesday. Lucas has been …

CUPE makes submission to the Newfoundland and Labrador automobile insurance system review

creynolds News Release, Report

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador welcomes the opportunity to participate in Phase II of the comprehensive review of the province’s automobile insurance system that has been undertaken by the Public Utilities Board in Newfoundland and Labrador. The union has made a submission to the review. Download the complete submission “Premiums for automobile insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador are among the highest in …

Osborne drops the ball in bargaining

creynolds Crossroads, News Release

St. John’s – Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Newfoundland and Labrador Division, say Minister of Finance Tom Osborne is attempting to recover after dropping the ball in negotiations, landing himself in disputes of his own making. “The ‘spotlight’ that Minister Osborne referenced yesterday was created by the minister himself,” says Brian Farewell, CUPE national representative. “He …

They pushed, they protested, they won: NL public libraries saved

creynolds News Release

CUPE Newfoundland Labrador is very pleased to hear Minister Kirby announce that all the province’s libraries will remain open, and suggest that new libraries may be coming. Since government’s announcement in 2016, CUPE has been fighting to ensure that the libraries remain open, providing necessary library services to the citizens of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dawn Lahey, president of CUPE 2329, …

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

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

creynolds Economy, News Release, Report

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 …

Letter: No evidence P3s are cost effective

creynolds News Release, Own Your NL, Privatization

The following letter to the editor from CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas was published in The Telegram on September 201, 2017. Provincial government Ministers Steve Crocker and Dr. John Haggie have taken exception to the alarm bells CUPE is ringing about the higher costs of P3 deals.  In a letter to the editor of Aug. 26, the ministers claimed two …

Keep our health care facilities out of the hands of private interests: Rally on August 15

creynolds News Release

The P3 deals that the Ball Government want to use to build health care facilities in Corner Brook are a Trojan Horse that will allow the quality of our public health care to be influenced by private profits. People living in Corner Brook and the surrounding region have needed new health care facilities, including more beds in long-term care, for …