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

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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

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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

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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: …

Town of Placentia

Workers remain optimistic about negotiations with Town of Placentia

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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

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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

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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

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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 …