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 …

Meet our Trojan Horse at the Royal St. John’s Regatta

creynolds News Release, Privatization

CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador would like to invite everyone to meet our 15-foot tall wooden Trojan Horse at the Royal St. John’s Regatta on August 2. Members will be on hand to talk to the hidden dangers of using public-private partnerships (P3s) to build health care facilities. The Ball Government plans to use P3 deals to build two health care …

Nova Scotia’s Billion Dollar Trojan Horse

creynolds News Release, Privatization

A cautionary tale for taxpayers in Newfoundland and Labrador Imagine a giant wooden horse just rolled into Corner Brook and everyone is impressed with the incredible gift sent to the community from the Ball Government. People come from miles and miles to admire the beautiful gift, to be used to build much needed health care facilities. After all, they’ve heard …

Library workers slam EY report on library services

creynolds News Release

CUPE members are asking how a long overdue report and at great cost to taxpayers, fails to provide the one recommendation it was ostensibly commissioned to deliver – whether or not to close public libraries in 54 communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. There are no specific recommendations regarding the closures; rather, there are vague observations about establishing location parameters to …

Marystown municipal workers to take strike vote May 4

creynolds News Release, Uncategorized

The members of CUPE Local 1896, Marystown municipal workers, will take a strike vote on Thursday, May 4, to send a message asking town council to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair contract. Members were upset to learn that their wages were negotiated in council chambers without the union’s bargaining team present, late last year. After serving …