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CUPE: Kingston hospital staff ‘exhausted and demoralized’ during pandemic

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is reporting that staff morale is low and stress is high at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued for nearly a year. Citing months of “gruelling long hours, critical staff shortages, and an environment where there is no

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CUPE calls on government to extend benefits to front-line workers

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 1974 protested outside of Kingston General Hospital (KGH) at various points of the day on Thursday, May 14, 2020.  The protest was to make a statement to the Ontario government that every worker in the hospital is a front line worker.  This

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CUPE rallies behind Something Special Children’s Centre workers

Members of CUPE locals through the city came together during a lunchtime rally in front of the Something Special Children’s Centre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Nearly three dozen CUPE members from a variety of employers marched in front of the daycare centre, which locked out its unionized workers on

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Board of Directors addresses strike action at Something Special Children’s Centre

On Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, the union workers at Something Special Children’s Centre (SSCC) were locked out at the end of the work day. The workers reported being locked out after refusing to have their health benefits stripped as part of their union’s negotiations with the child care facility. However,

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Employees locked out at Something Special Children’s Centre

A group of employees at a downtown childcare centre are now picketing after being locked out by their employer as the result of a labour dispute. The employees at Something Special Children’s Centre, who are members of CUPE Local 3625, have been locked out since Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, according

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Local school boards announce plans pending possible CUPE walkout

As Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 draws closer, local school boards have announced their plans for what will happen should the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) take job action. On Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2019, CUPE formally notified the Province, the Council of Trustees Association (CAT), and school boards throughout Ontario

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Parents protest at Molly Brant Elementary as doors remain unlocked

A small but determined group of parents and students gathered out front of Molly Brant Elementary School today, voicing concerns about a change that has occurred as a result of the partial withdrawal of CUPE services “I’m sitting outside with signs, asking the principal and School Board to lock the

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CUPE job action to impact local schools

UPDATE (Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019): This article has now been The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) of Ontario voted in favour of taking job action this morning, which will begin across the province next week. The CUPE vote took place on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, and

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