CUPE 1989, Mississauga Library Workers

As Mississauga Library strike enters third week, CUPE 1989 says it’s time to sit down and salvage summer programming

MISSISSAUGA, ON – With their strike now entering its third week, the president of the union representing striking Mississauga Library System (MLS) workers said “the time is now” to return to the bargaining table and salvage what’s left of summer programming. “Families depend greatly on summer library programming, and time is running out,” said Laura…

CUPE 2974, Essex County Library

Open letter from striking Essex Library workers to county council: “Settle this strike and open our libraries for our community”

ESSEX, ON – In an effort to pave the way for striking library workers and management to return to the bargaining table, Lori Wightman, unit chair for CUPE 2974, issued an open letter to county council urging them to show leadership and do what it takes to settle this unnecessary strike that’s depriving residents of…

CUPE 1989, Mississauga Library Workers

Striking Mississauga Library workers get picket line boost from senior CUPE Ontario and CUPE National leaders

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Striking Mississauga Library System (MLS) workers, members of Local 1989 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1989), today got a high-profile morale boost on their picket lines, courtesy of their supporters and a few high-profile visitors. At 11:30 this morning, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick hosted a solidarity barbecue in…

Talks break down, CUPE 1989 on legal strike for a fair contract with Mississauga Library System

Union urges swift return to bargaining table, “so we can all get back to providing the services residents depend on,” says Laura Kaminker  MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Following a breakdown in negotiations, workers at the Mississauga Library System (MLS), members of Local 1989 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1989) today commenced strike action…

Sudbury municipal workers ratify new contract

SUDBURY, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705, representing roughly 1500 inside and outside workers, has ratified a tentative agreement that was reached with the City of Greater Sudbury last week. “We think this new contract represents fairness for our members, and is responsible to the citizens of Sudbury too,” said…

Sudbury municipal workers ratify new contract

SUDBURY, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705, representing roughly 1500 inside and outside workers, has ratified a tentative agreement that was reached with the City of Greater Sudbury last week. “We think this new contract represents fairness for our members, and is responsible to the citizens of Sudbury too,” said…

Tentative deal in Sudbury municipal talks

SUDBURY, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705, representing roughly 1500 inside and outside workers, has reached a tentative agreement with the City of Greater Sudbury.  The deal was reached late last night. “It’s been a long road to get here,” said Darryl Taylor, president of Local 4705.  “We’ve had more…