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Fort St. James municipal workers ratify first collective agreement

FORT ST. JAMES - Municipal workers for the District of Fort St. James have unanimously ratified their first collective agreement. After nearly nine months of negotiations, members of CUPE 4951-02 have achieved a huge step forward in job security and fairness in the workplace.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/fort_st_james_municipal_workers_ratify_first_collective_agreement

June 20th: Support political prisoners in Iran

BURNABY—In recognition of June 20th as the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran, CUPE BC is joining the campaign Free Them Now (FTN) for a day of action that will call on labour and human rights organizations around the world to support the movement to free all jailed workers and political prisoners in Iran.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/june_20th_support_political_prisoners_in_iran

CUPE National News

Layoffs at the Société des casinos du Québec: CUPE will honour the collective agreements

At a time when it was informing the public that activities at the four casinos in the province would be gradually resuming, the Société des casinos du Québec (SCQ) has announced layoffs of 2,250 employees across the province. CUPE represents close to 50% of the unionized employees in these establishments.

Fort St. James municipal workers ratify first collective agreement

Municipal workers for the District of Fort St. James in British Columbia have unanimously ratified their first collective agreement. After nearly nine months of negotiations, members of CUPE 4951-02 have achieved a huge step forward in job security and fairness in the workplace. 

“First contracts are rarely easy, but this group of workers put in the hard work and have met every challenge they faced at the bargaining table,” says Lily Bachand, president of CUPE 4951. “On behalf of all CUPE 4951 members I want to congratulate them and their bargaining committee on a job well done.”