January Protocol Gathering

January Protocol Gathering

On January 17th CUPE 951 sponsored an indigenous protocol gathering which saw close to 30 people enjoy the food, information and mingling that was part of the noon hour event. The idea came from members who attended last year’s Provost’s Diversity Research forum, and they asked if we could provide more information about the protocols of the territory and also…

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Solidarity to our sisters, brothers and locals to the South.

Solidarity to our sisters, brothers and locals to the South.

Following a surprise election victory for Donald Trump and the Republican party south of the border, CUPE is pledging support and solidarity with our labour and progressive civil society allies, as they face uncertain times. “CUPE will be reaching out to our sister unions and allies in civil society to offer our support and solidarity, as they fight for social justice and progress on…

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What CPP expansion means for you

What CPP expansion means for you

In June, Canada’s federal and provincial finance ministers reached a historic agreement to expand the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). With pension plans under attack and private savings not delivering for most workers, this news is much needed and long overdue. Canadians are facing a real retirement crisis and CPP expansion is a step in the right direction. Changes to the CPP do not come easy.…

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Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

Top 10 Union advantages over non-union workplaces

After declining for many years, support for unions has rebounded since the financial crisis. A growing number of Canadians also say they’d like to join a union. These are some of the reasons why: 1. Higher wages. On average unionized workers are paid $5.40 an hour or 23 per cent more than those who aren’t members of a union. The union advantage…

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Film Premiere – WE CALL THEM INTRUDERS

Film Premiere – WE CALL THEM INTRUDERS

Mark your calendar – We really hope that we will see you on Monday, September 19th in the auditorium of UVic’s Harry Hickman Building. In collaboration, Amnesty Victoria (AI Group 27), Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), UVic Social Justice Studies, Victoria Peace Coalition, and the Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC) will be showing “WE CALL THEM INTRUDERS: A Documentary about Canadian Mining…

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