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Statement Regarding OPSEU Strike | Canadian Federation of Students

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Oct 17, 2017 03:51 PM
"The Canadian Federation of Students offers its full support for more than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty who are striking for fairness. Today, members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) are on the picket line calling for equal pay, academic freedom, collegial governance, and more mental health resources."

Celebrating CUPE-Cuba solidarity | Canadian Union of Public Employees

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Oct 09, 2017 10:47 AM
International convention guest Avigail Pérez Llanes comes from the Havana local of SNTAP, a public sector union in Cuba representing more than 250,000 workers across the small island country. Given shifting U.S. relations and the unstable Cuban economy, it’s now more important than ever to keep the bonds of solidarity strong between his organization and ours, he told CUPE Communications at convention.

Latin American Unions Convene in Buenos Aires to Discuss “Energy Mix and the Commons”

by Graham H. Cox — last modified Oct 09, 2017 10:42 AM
On 4-5 September 2017, an International Meeting on the Energy Mix and the Commons was held at the ATE National trade union’s main office, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The meeting was framed within a broader process of exchange of knowledge and experiences on climate and energy policies in Argentina, Latin America and the world. The Argentinian State Workers’ Association (Spanish acronym ATE; acronyms will be for Spanish names where applicable) and the Autonomous Argentinean Workers’ Congress (CTA-A) are engaged in international processes towards the construction of regional and global alternatives, in particular the Development Platform of the Americas (PLADA) and the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) initiative.
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