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Mass meeting sends U of T agreement to ratification

CUPE 3902 members vote on the proposed agreement after a five-hour mass meeting. Photo: Mick Sweetman
CUPE 3902 members voted in favour of sending a tentative U of T agreement to a unit-wide ratification vote.

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CUPE 3902 bargaining committee members resign over tentative agreement

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CUPE 3902 bargaining committee members have resigned in protest over a tentative agreement with the University of Toronto.

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Public squabbles over public transit

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The national president of CUPE walks out of a House Committee meeting on public transit after Tory MPs bait him.

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Municipal workers locked out in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Photo: CUPE Local 2019

Two weeks ago, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay locked out its municipal workers. 

The 43 members of CUPE Local 2019 are fighting to keep their Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan, which their employer is looking to downgrade. In a 96 per cent strike vote, the workers rejected the Town's demand for a two-tiered pension plan, which would have seen all new hires move to a Defined Contribution (DC) plan.

"The 48 members at the local have said look, a defined contribution plan is nothing better than an RRSP and that's an absolute sell-out to the next generation," said President of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Wayne Lucas.

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