Canadian Union of Public Employees

With 570,000 members across Canada, CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.

In cahoots
May 28, 2002

For-Profit Health Care Kills

Canada's largest union made an aggressive stand this week for public health care. They've always said privatization is less efficient. Now they're saying privatization kills. Appearing before the Rom
In cahoots
May 13, 2002


Quebec's biggest cable distributor is labouring under the weight of job action. The strike was called after all 2,200 workers at Vid
In cahoots
Apr 27, 2002

Determined to Sell it Off

Just last week, the courts ruled that Ontario has no legal authority to sell off Hydro One, the province's electricity transmission grid. It sounded like a call for independent public hearings. Inste
In cahoots
Apr 19, 2002

Judge Halts Hydro One Sale!

Ontario's privatization juggernaut just hit a concrete wall. The province wants to sell off Hydro One, Ontario's electricity transmission grid. But a Superior Court judge today ruled that the governm
In cahoots
Mar 27, 2002

Gut Medicare, Win Prizes

Senior health honchos could win big bonuses for meeting British Columbia's targets for hospital closures, service cuts and privatization measures. The Hospital Employees' Union (HEU) revealed the sch
In cahoots
Mar 8, 2002

Mass Sacking of Women?

Leaked government briefs reveal that British Columbia is eyeing massive health service privatization over the coming three years. Public sector unions are still investigating the briefs' reliability


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