The so-called “Freedom Convoy” occupied the streets of Ottawa for 23 days this winter. Spin-off protests and blockades have rocked cities and towns across the country. Who organized these protests and what are their goals? What does it mean for workers? And how can CUPE members respond?
Three CUPE regions are coming together to co-host a webinar to look at these questions and more. Join us for a discussion with Kurt Phillips from Canadian Anti-Hate Network; Aubrey Gonsalves, CUPE diversity vice-president; and Angella MacEwen, CUPE National’s senior economist.
The COVID pandemic put a huge strain on our public services and revealed the gaps in Canada’s social safety net. What will that mean for politics in Canada going forward? How do we fight back against the rise of the far-right, racism and white supremacy? Workers and the labour movement have a responsibility to answer these questions. This is sure to be an informative and engaging event—invite your friends and family to join.
ASL and French language interpretation will be provided.
What: The Fight for Workers After the Convoy Webinar
When: March 30, 5:00 p.m. in AB and SK, 8 p.m. in NS, and 8:30 pm in NL
Register to attend here:https://cupe-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Yasc264IR7qRnWNvfGBWqw
Sponsored by CUPE Education in the Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Atlantic regions.
Saskatchewan education support workers are extremely concerned that government direction to end contact tracing in schools increases COVID risks for students and staff.
“Moe has stripped away the paltry protections that were in place in our schools. It is completely unacceptable and shows this government’s total lack of regard for students and staff,” said Rob Westfield, chair of CUPE Saskatchewan’s Education Workers Steering Committee and a facility operator with Saskatoon Public Schools. Many of our members work in close physical proximity with students – providing hands on support and guidance for students with complex needs. The mental toll of not knowing if you have been exposed to COVID is immeasurable. We all have loved ones who are at higher risk – whether it is small children who are not yet vaccinated, seniors or immunocompromised. We are drowning, and the government is leaving us adrift.”
What: Webinar Event – Anti-Racism: Building Solidarity to Confront Oppression
When: Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm (SK time/CST)
Where: Zoom (online)
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
A Zoom link to join the meeting will only be sent to members who have submitted their personal email address, two days prior to the meeting.
Election results – oath of office for those elected
Nominations and Elections for the following committees:
Drafts of previous GMM minutes and complete agenda will be posted to the members only side of cupe2268.ca by Saturday, October 16th . Please take a moment to look them over prior to the meeting as there will be a motion to accept the minutes at the meeting.
If you are planning to attend the meeting, please send an RSVP to
Contact Kristin Wilde,
The Saskatoon Public School Board has announced sweeping cuts to staffing levels and programs to deal with inadequate funding from the provincial government.
These cuts will impact Saskatoon’s most vulnerable students, with layoffs targeting community schools, supports for English as an additional language and libraries. Layoffs will impact both CUPE support staff, and teaching staff.
CUPE 8443 will be organizing a rally and information picket to galvanize opposition to these cuts and demand adequate education funding.
Join us on Wednesday, June 23 at 4:45 p.m., for a few speakers and a march from the school board office to the Saskatoon Cabinet office.
We will be following COVID-19 social distancing protocols, and ask that everyone participating wear a mask
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