Quesnel and CUPE celebrate PRIDE !

Pride2 Pride3 Pride1Quesnel on the June 11th hosted the second ever PRIDE parade and CUPE was out in force to support the movement. For the first time ever in Quesnel’s history, the PRIDE flag was flown by the city. Paul ( CUPE BC President ), Caroline ( CUPE 3799 President ) and Presidents from the Quesnel locals and from Prince George made an appearance. There will be a PRIDE parade in Prince George in July and we encourage people to come out, have some fun, walk in the parade and in general experience PRIDE and learn what it is all about.

Open letter: Regarding concerns over future for U of T foodservice workers

Miscommunication around the University of Toronto’s decision to contract back in hundreds of foodservice workers is generating a state of fear that should not exist in the face of the facts.

In a time when multi-national corporations continue to lead the charge in driving down wages and creating an economy based on precarious work, we rarely get good news stories and it is important that we recognize them when they happen.

In an effort to provide more local food on campus, U of T chose to end its contract with multi-national foodservice provider Aramark and instead bring the work back in house. Much has been said about what this means for the workers and much has been wrong. I would like to set the record straight.

All of the current Aramark workers have been offered jobs without having to re-apply.

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BBQ Social Event – May 2nd May Day Celebrations on Campus Celebrating Faculty and CUPE

In light of the upcoming province-wide May Day events celebrating the achievements of labour organizations, the Faculty Association and CUPE have organized a BBQ to be held on May 2nd  from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at the NUGGS event space (Farmer’s Market location, indoor and outdoor, rain or shine) for our members, and we are hoping this will become an annual event.  Come on out and join us – free food!