CUPE 543 volunteers to fan out across Windsor for ‘Operation Giveback’ to ensure 600 Windsor families have Thanksgiving this year

WINDSOR, ON – With Thanksgiving Day fast approaching, volunteers from Local 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 543) are preparing to distribute Thanksgiving dinners with all the trimmings to 600 families who otherwise might have missed out.   Beginning Friday, October 7 (tomorrow), CUPE 543 will fan out to 10 food banks…

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‘Giving thanks for remarkable communities we call home,’ CUPE 255 donates $10,000 to charities serving the County of Bruce, as well as Grey, Huron and Wellington Counties

HANOVER, ON – As Thanksgiving preparations moved into high gear across Bruce, Grey, Huron and Wellington Counties, members of Local 255 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 255) gave thanks to their communities by giving back.   “We are all very fortunate to live and work in and near the communities we…

Essex County libraries now closed for three months – mayors must change their directive to library board for libraries to be opened again

  ESSEX, ON – As the Essex County Library strike enters its fourth month, the union representing the 58 library workers are urging Essex County to change their directive to the library board so libraries can be opened for the community’s children, adults and seniors.   “Libraries help open minds, but our elected leaders are…

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Essex County Library bargaining talks break down again – Library Board not bargaining but sticking to the same position that closed libraries

ESSEX, ON – Bargaining talks between striking Essex Library workers and management ended once again when the library board refused to move off their sick time position that put the workers out on strike in the first place, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing the 58 library workers.   “Once again, talks…

Thousands sign petition to be presented tonight by CUPE 2974 to Essex County Council

ESSEX, ON – On day 75 of the ongoing Essex County Library strike, library workers from CUPE 2974 will present a petition with more than 3,000 signatures to Essex County Council at tonight’s council meeting in Essex. The petition, signed by concerned residents and library patrons from the community, urges their elected councillors and mayors…