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November 13, 2012

CEP condemns job losses at Sun Media

The 500 job losses at Sun Media newspaper division underline the shortsighted strategies of a giant media company, says the largest media union in the country. “Dramatic downsizing is not the tool to use if newspapers want to transition into the local or national multimedia […]
November 13, 2012

Cutting jobs at provincial public broadcaster puts quality on chopping block

The job losses announced this morning at TVO will be harmful to the quality of content produced by the station. In an announcement this morning, TVO said it is cutting roughly 40 jobs and long-standing shows such as Saturday Night at the Movies, Allan Gregg […]
September 27, 2012

CEP Convention 2012

The upcoming CEP convention will set the stage for countless discussions, debates and presentations related to some of the most pressing issues of the day for CEP members and the Labour movement as a whole. The theme of the Convention, “Action for New Times” will […]
September 3, 2012

Super union to meet in time for Labour Day

The founding convention for the union born of the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers union and Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union will take place in Toronto from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013, a joint committee of the two unions announced Monday. The timing […]
July 10, 2012

Labour review threatens workers’ rights

Dave Coles Fifty years ago, Saskatchewan changed Canadian history. Pushed by labour, farmer and community groups, on July 1, 1962, the provincial government introduced the first universal health coverage program in North America. The move was opposed by much of the business community and doctors […]
July 5, 2012

First Collective Agreement For Cep Members At SC 360 Markham

Congratulations to CEP members employed at SC 360 Markham who strongly endorsed their first collective agreement on Thursday July 5, 2012. The two year collective agreement will come into effect on July 8, 2012 and run until July 7, 2014. Negotiations had been ongoing since […]
May 25, 2012

CEP women’s committee joins PSAC fight-back

Ottawa. Thousands of students, senior citizens, union activists and many others joined members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada outside the Prime Minister’s Office to rally against the so-called austerity cuts in the March 29 federal budget. Members of the CEP National Women’s Committee, […]
May 25, 2012

New Union Discussions by CEP/CAW Reach Milestone

The joint CEP/CAW Proposal Committee has reached an important milestone in creating a new national union, coming to a consensus on a possible structure for the organization featuring a strong regional presence. The Proposal Committee was established by the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union and […]
April 18, 2012

Direct Energy forces strike as demands hurt workers and customers

Toronto – About 550 Direct Energy workers, members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, are now on strike. “As our customers did with the new terms and conditions on rental water heaters, it is now our turn to take a stand on […]
April 13, 2012

April 21 Rally

Tell Premier McGuinty to build Ontario, not tear it apart. Premier McGuinty put banker Don Drummond in charge of recommending nearly 400 cuts to jobs and public services in Ontario. At a time when Ontarians are in desperate need of economic recovery, these cuts will […]
March 6, 2012

CEP behind teachers all the way!

Victoria. On the lawn in front of the British Columbia legislature protesting the province’s proposed back-to-work legislation, Bill 22, are Jim Britton, CEP Western Region Vice-President (left), Brent Reid, Western Region Rank and File Board Member from Local 433X, and Ed Clement, from Local 855. […]
March 2, 2012

Report of the New Union Proposal Committee

New Union Process Kicks Off With Weekend Sessions in Toronto: Leaders, activists, and staff members from the CEP and the CAW have completed their first set of formal meetings in Toronto February 24-27, kicking off their process to investigate the potential of forming a new […]

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