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CUPE 4163 and University of Victoria reach tentative agreement

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The University of Victoria Educational Workers Union (CUPE 4163) Component 3 has reached a tentative agreement with UVic.

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  • The University of Victoria Educational Workers Union (CUPE 4163) Component 3 has reached a tentative agreement with UVic.
  • I want to thank the members of CUPE 4163 Component 3 for their support during this round of bargaining.
  • Further details on the agreement wont be released until presented to CUPE 4163 Component 3 members and a ratification vote it is held next week.
  • CUPE 4163 Component 3 is one of three components represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 4163 at the University of Victoria, with over 1500 members.

Pacific Blue Cross Names Sarah Hoffman President and CEO

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 24, 2022 /CNW/ - Following an international executive recruitment process, Pacific Blue Cross is pleased to announce that it has selected Sarah Hoffman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2023.

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  • VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 24, 2022 /CNW/ - Following an international executive recruitment process, Pacific Blue Cross is pleased to announce that it has selected Sarah Hoffman as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2023.
  • The Pacific Blue Cross Board of Directors, through its CEO Selection Committee and the support of an external executive search firm, has been engaged in an extensive search for the replacement of retiring President and CEO, John Crawford.
  • "At Pacific Blue Cross, we are honoured to currently serve 1 in 3 British Columbians, the highest membership in the history of the organization.
  • The Pacific Blue Cross Board, the retiring President and CEO and the Executive Leadership Team will ensure a successful and smooth transition of leadership to ensure that Pacific Blue Cross continues to deliver on its mission to improve health and wellbeing for British Columbians.

CUPE-OSBCU to Hold Press Conference on Education Workers’ Negotiations

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Camera positions are limited; arrive by 9:30 a.m. A press feed box will be provided.

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  • Camera positions are limited; arrive by 9:30 a.m. A press feed box will be provided.
  • OSBCU members are educational assistants, early childhood educators, secretaries, custodians, school library workers, child and youth workers, administrative assistants, tradespeople, instructors, nutrition service workers, audio-visual technologists, information technology workers, school safety monitors, cafeteria workers, social workers, and more.
  • The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canadas largest union, with 715,000 members across the country.
  • CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines, and more.

OFL: Worker power leads to Bill 28 reversal

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Monday, November 7, 2022

TORONTO, Nov. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Federation of Labour says the Ford government got a glimpse of the magnitude of workers power leading to the reversal of Bill 28.

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  • TORONTO, Nov. 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Ontario Federation of Labour says the Ford government got a glimpse of the magnitude of workers power leading to the reversal of Bill 28.
  • Less than a week after the introduction of the bill, which launched a full-frontal attack on workers rights, it was defeated by the collective power of the labour movement.
  • We harnessed our collective power when it was needed most.
  • Even in the glow of todays truly unprecedented victory, Bill 124 still looms as a dark cloud over much of the labour movement.

Canadian employers are most worried about staff retention and well-being, but solutions vary amid economic uncertainty: new research from HOOPP and Angus Reid Group

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

HOOPP commissioned Angus Reid Group to conduct a survey of 778 Canadian business owners and senior leaders with 20+ employees.

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  • HOOPP commissioned Angus Reid Group to conduct a survey of 778 Canadian business owners and senior leaders with 20+ employees.
  • On the positive side, there was evidence in the survey of some momentum towards improved retirement security outcomes.
  • And its encouraging to see there are some employers who are prioritizing retirement benefits as a way of supporting staff.
  • Offering a variety of research solutions to businesses, brands, governments, not-for-profit organizations and more, the Angus Reid team connects technologies and people to derive powerful insights that inform your decisions.

Quebec Labour Leaders to Speak at Queen’s Park Rally, Showing Solidarity With CUPE Education Workers in Fight Against Bill 28

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Monday, November 7, 2022

CUPE Quebec Union Leaders will be at Queens Park to protest the Ford governments Bill 28 and to show solidarity with front-line education workers.

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  • CUPE Quebec Union Leaders will be at Queens Park to protest the Ford governments Bill 28 and to show solidarity with front-line education workers.
  • CUPE education workers in Ontario began job action in protest of Bill 28 on November 4 with more than 10,000 bringing their message to Queens Park.
  • The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canadas largest union, with 715,000 members across the country.
  • CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines, and more.

Unifor denounces Bill 28, pledges full support for CUPE education workers

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2022 /CNW/ -Unifor members are mobilizing to support education workers' bargaining demands and right to strike on Friday, November 4, 2022 following the disgraceful passage of Bill 28 in the Ontario Legislature.

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  • TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2022 /CNW/ -Unifor members are mobilizing to support education workers' bargaining demands and right to strike on Friday, November 4, 2022 following the disgraceful passage of Bill 28 in the Ontario Legislature.
  • Unifor will remain in solidarity with CUPE education workers until a fair deal is negotiated," said Lana Payne, Unifor National President.
  • The union has encouraged its 163,000 members in Ontario to join CUPE education workers' picket lines in communities across the province.
  • "Ford and Lecce must now revoke this Bill before they forever degrade the Charter-protect rights of workers."

OPEN Questions Government Stance on CUPE Dispute While Millions Wasted on Separate Schools

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022

TORONTO, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One Public Education Now (OPEN) has questioned the Ontario government's fiscal priorities in light of the potential walk out being threatened by CUPE education support and maintenance workers due to proposed salary increases far below inflation.

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  • TORONTO, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One Public Education Now (OPEN) has questioned the Ontario government's fiscal priorities in light of the potential walk out being threatened by CUPE education support and maintenance workers due to proposed salary increases far below inflation.
  • The Ontario government currently wastes hundreds of millions of dollars every year on public funding for the separate school system.
  • "Funding one religion's school system is unfair and discriminatory", says Reva Landau, a founding member of OPEN, "but it also wastes limited educational resources on duplicate infrastructure, administration and unnecessary busing".
  • OPEN (https://open.cripeweb.org) is a coalition of organizations and individuals who are supporting a Charter of Rights challenge to the current public funding of separate schools by two of its members.

Catholic Teachers Join CUPE Education Workers in Solidarity

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Toronto, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catholic teachers join in solidarity with the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) 55,000 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) education worker members, as they fight for a fair agreement that supports their frontline education workers and the students they serve, free from the Ford governments heavy-handed legislative interference.

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  • Toronto, Oct. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catholic teachers join in solidarity with the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) 55,000 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) education worker members, as they fight for a fair agreement that supports their frontline education workers and the students they serve, free from the Ford governments heavy-handed legislative interference.
  • Furthermore, the use of the notwithstanding clause to further trample workers constitutional rights is shameful, but not unexpected.
  • This is a government with a long history of repeatedly and deliberately neglecting students, families, education workers, and teachers, turning its back on all Ontarians.
  • The Ford governments decision to legislatively impose a contract on OSBCU education workers, and to invoke the notwithstanding clause for the second time in Ontarios history, is another flagrant abuse of power.

Unifor condemns Minister Lecce's imposed contract and back-to-work law

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Monday, October 31, 2022

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2022 /CNW/ - Unifor unequivocally condemns Minister Lecce's imposed contract and preemptive back-to-work legislation, standing in full support of CUPE education workers.

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  • TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2022 /CNW/ - Unifor unequivocally condemns Minister Lecce's imposed contract and preemptive back-to-work legislation, standing in full support of CUPE education workers.
  • Minister Lecce must meet them at the table, not unlawfully revoke their right to strike," said Lana Payne, Unifor National President.
  • "Unifor will be behind these workers and all workers who stand up against the Ford government's unprecedented attempt to diminish worker's rights to bargain better working conditions."
  • Minister Lecce responded by tabling legislation, invoking the Notwithstanding Clause, to impose a contract on the workers and pass legislation prohibiting a strike.