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Union agreement for legal aid workers includes vision care, sick leave

Legal aid workers who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1949 have signed a tentative agreement that includes an increase in vision care benefits, sick and vacation leave and wages. “This is not just good news for our members, it’s a major victory for our most vulnerable citizens who rely on legal aid services […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 29, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:15
Calgary unions decry city councillor’s pension review proposal

While a Calgary councillor’s proposal to review all municipal pensions was passed to a city committee for further study in late April, local unions are still concerned. Councillor George Chahal, who put forward the proposal, says the city should review its pensions because the related costs for both unionized and non-union workers are rising at double the rate […]

CUPE calling for meeting with University of Saskatchewan over pension talks

The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1975 is calling for an immediate meeting with the University of Saskatchewan’s board of governors to a find a resolution to the bargaining unrest on campus, which includes issues around the pension plan. The university is proposing to eliminate the current defined benefit plan and replace it with a defined contribution […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:45
OMERS Looking at Indexing as Part of Plan Review

However, CUPE has reservations about suggested changes.

OMERS looking at indexing as part of plan review

As part of a comprehensive plan review, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System is looking at a number of changes, including to indexing provisions. While a plan executive is offering a more nuanced version of the issue, the Canadian Union of Public Employees union is sounding the alarm about possible changes. Read: Boosted by public equities, […]

Carleton touts commitment to DB plan as CUPE strike ends

The strike by Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2424 at Carleton University in Ottawa has ended after workers ratified a three-year collective agreement. The union announced the ratification earlier this week via its Twitter account, bringing an end to a strike that began on March 5. Rob Thomas, assistant vice-president of human resources at Carleton, said […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 5, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:46
B.C. CUPE members vote to join Municipal Pension Plan

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 561 in Coquitlam, B.C., have voted to transfer active employees from the School District No. 43 non-teaching pension plan into the British Columbia Municipal Pension Plan. Terms of the deal include a four per cent wage increase to cover the difference in pension contributions between the two […]

  • By: Ryan Murphy
  • January 31, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 16:00
Groups say no way to CPP changeup

Proposed voluntary CPP expansion gets negative reaction

  • By: Staff
  • May 28, 2015 September 13, 2019
  • 07:15
CUPE opposes two-tier pension plan in NB

The union that represents thousands of New Brunswick firefighters, correctional officers, school workers and hospital employees is warning the government not to mess with public-sector pensions. The provincial government called for a review in its recent budget, but so far it has not disclosed any details. Danny Legere, president of the New Brunswick branch of […]

  • By: Staff
  • April 11, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:39
Toronto Hydro lawsuit is outrageous: CUPE

The president of CUPE Ontario thinks the lawsuit launched by Toronto Hydro against OMERS that seeks to overturn the decision to limit a newly in force contribution cap is an “outrageous attack on the pensions of hard-working Ontarians. “That Toronto Hydro executives are using the hard-earned dollars Torontonians pay for electricity to sue the OMERS […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 2, 2011 September 13, 2019
  • 13:51