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According to the airline CUPE declined Air Canada's final cost-neutral offer on Tuesday, as well as other non-concessionary options that were proposed by Farley, who was appointed by the Canadian Minister of Finance on 4 June.
Graham said CUPE has formed its own partnership with the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan.
The City of Toronto will be entering collective bargaining this fall with CUPE Local 79 and TCEU CUPE Local 416, which represent the City's 28,500 inside and outside workers.
The Six Nations group was joined by members of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Union and the First Nations Solidarity Working Group of CUPE Local 3903.
Even Canada's largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), has advocated in favour of sex worker unionization and decriminalization; at the 2001 CUPE National Convention a resolution (number 189) in support of the decriminalization of prostitution was passed by its membership.
The carrier and CUPE ave been engaged in collective bargaining since April this year and since that time two tentative agreement have been rejected by CUPE membership.
Together CUPE, CAW and the USW represent close to one million workers in Canada.
However, a CUPE spokeswoman says the slim approval margins by both groups shows the carrier needs to rebuild trust among its workforce.
VANCOUVER -- Unionized staff members of CUPE Local 1936 and the Board at Collingwood Neighbourhood House in Vancouver, ratified a four-year collective agreement.
There, she was drawn into student activism that culminated with her serving as Chair of CUPE 3902.
CUPE said it was the first contract the union had signed with a church-based social justice organization.
The mayor noted that the Ontario president of CUPE came to the city to see what the resolution meant, and left town satisfied.
As a result of this CIRB referral, CUPE are not able to commence a legal strike at least until this matter has been decided by the CIRB.
He maintained close contact with CUPE up to the end, sending CUPE National President Paul Moist about 20 emails urging action on various causes in the few months prior to his death.
A CUPE library local negotiated a collective agreement in 1985 recognizing same-sex partners as spouses and by the early 1990s, the trend had spread to many areas of the public sector.