Monday, June 3, 2019

CBC: CUPE strike school sends a message in preparation for negotiatoins

The CBC reports that the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Labrador and Newfoundland have opened an historic strike school in preparation for upcoming negotiations with the provincial government next year.

The union represents public employees in libraries as well as healthcare, education, public housing, childcare, municipalities, social services, and other areas.

CUPE members are hoping to avoid a strike, but have no plans to go into negotiations unprepared or offering concessions following a recent union convention where leadership says they received a mandate from the membership.

The strike school, attended by 75 members, represents the beginning of the mobilization of membership in the run up to next years negotiations.

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