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CUPE National Convention 2015 updates
Posted June 19, 2015
CUPE Information Picket with Local 5050 a great success.
About 40 members of CUPE local 5050 members who work at the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB) held a successful ‘information picket’ at the Board meeting on June 15th, 2015.
The information picket was held to protest the layoff of more support staff at the Board, as well as more funding cuts from the province. About 40 members of CUPE local 5050 members who work at the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board (CBVRSB) held a successful ‘information picket’ at the Board meeting on June 15th, 2015.
The information picket was held to protest the layoff of more support staff at the Board, as well as more funding cuts from the province. I was pleased to get down and join them and was glad to see the President of the Sydney Labour Council join us, Brother Gordon MacDonald.
Updated June 16, 2015
Labour Leaders take on the right wing
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) decided this week in Nova Scotia to take on the United Way of Halifax. The United Way and the Canadian Center of Policy Alternatives did a report of how much someone should earn to live in Halifax. The CFIB essentially called on a boycott and shame on them for doing that. Brother Moist took them on when just prior to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities got underway.
Rick Clarke takes on the CFIB Read it here
Paul Moist takes on CFIB Read it here
There are four members of Halifax Council on the Halifax Water Board of Commissioners, Mayor Savage and three others.
CUPE Locals 227 and 1431 believe they are the ones standing in the way of a deal in this labour dispute. See the latest print ads here.
The two CUPE locals representing striking Halifax Water employees say they are deeply disappointed with Mayor Mike Savage and his role in the dispute.