CUPE leaders in Atlantic Canada endorse NDP plan to reverse EI cuts

CHARLOTTETOWN – The presidents of CUPE in New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are all endorsing the federal NDP’s plans to scrap Stephen Harper’s unfair changes to Employment Insurance (EI).

CUPE NB President Danny Legere, CUPE PEI President Lori MacKay, CUPE NS President Danny Cavanagh and CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas have all given the NDP plan a big thumbs up, saying the Harper government changes were an attack on unemployed Canadians and seasonal workers in particular. Continue reading


Charlottetown – This morning, CUPE PEI launched the campaign “Public Services Work for Our Communities”.

“The campaign promotes the importance of public services being delivered by CUPE public employees in our communites”, said Lori MacKay, CUPE PEI President.

“We believe it is important at this time to remind Islanders (and government) of the importance of the public services provided by CUPE workers throughout the province in many sectors such as education, health, public safety, post-secondary education, group homes, nursing homes, municipalities and emergency services. Continue reading

CUPE PEI Global Justice Committee

CUPE PEI’s Global Justice Committee raised 321.00 at the recent CUPE PEI Convention for relief efforts in Nepal. The funds were matched by the CUPE PEI Division. Shawna Quinn CUPE PEI’s representive on the National Global Justice Committee made the donation to Oxfam representative Mira.

Shawna- Global Justice Donation

CUPE PEI’s membership met for their annual convention

CHARLOTTETOWN: Recently the Canadian Union of Public Employees, PEI Division held its annual convention in Brudenell, Prince Edward Island where delegates established their priorities for the next year which included the up-coming federal election.

“The upcoming federal election was discussed at length during the two-day convention. The delegates identified a number of priorities during this campaign: adequate funding to health care, the Employment Insurance Program, a national childcare program, retirement security and the creation of good jobs. These are the issues our members want to talk about when the candidates show up on their front steps during the federal campaign,” said Lori MacKay, President of CUPE PEI.

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