Global People Power: Building worker solidarity in a global economy

April 5, 2023 [6:30 – 9:30 pm AST]


This workshop explains the role that capitalism plays in workers’ lives, and examines the links between local and global issues. We will explore how building solidarity with workers in other countries makes the labour movement stronger in Canada and around the world. This workshop will be offered virtually on April 5, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Atlantic. If you would like to register for this course, click the link

CUPE PEI Would like to hear from you!

Now accepting nominations for the Leo Cheverie Activism Award

The nomination committee is looking to recognize a member who meets the following criteria:

Whose activities have benefitted social justice causes
Brought focus to environmental issues
Brought focus to social justice issues
Is a CUPE PEI member in good standing

Please submit an email that outlines who you’re nominating, to which local they belong, and how they meet the criteria, to by April 21, 2023.

The Leo Cheverie Activism Award is presented at CUPE PEI’s Annual Convention.  The award winner will have their name added to a commemorative plaque, and CUPE PEI will make a $100 donation to a social justice organization of their choice.

PEI Schools Must Remain Inclusive and Welcoming to All

Charlottetown, PEI – Recently, some parents are making propositions at home and school association meetings to remove the province’s guidelines for respecting, accommodating, and supporting gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. CUPE Education Locals (CUPE 1145, CUPE 1770, CUPE 1775, and CUPE 3260) are unanimous in their support for the existing guidelines.

“We see these guidelines as something positive for students, our communities, and our members. Making public services safe and welcoming for all is something to celebrate, not to tear down,” said Carolyn Vandaele, President of CUPE Local 3260. The provincial guidelines are aimed at ensuring schools are safe and welcoming for all students, and that children’s and staff members’ sexual orientations and gender identities are respected.

“The guidelines are 100% in line with our unions’ stance on respectful workplaces. We salute the Public School Branch’s recent public statement of support for the guidelines,” said Robert Geiss, school bus driver and President of CUPE 1145.

“We call on our Education Minister Natalie Jameson to do the same, and issue a public statement,” said Tracy Campbell, President of CUPE 1770.  “Clearly, the Department must do a better job at raising awareness and helping parents understand why these guidelines exist,” concluded John Doucette, President of CUPE 1775.

CUPE represents over 1,600 education workers on the Island. CUPE 1145 represents school bus drivers and aids. CUPE 1770 represents education administrative and support staff. CUPE 1775 represents school board maintenance staff. CUPE 3260 represents educational assistants, youth service workers, workplace assistants, student attendants, and educational language interpreters.


Black History month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate and highlight the best of Black History and culture, and to honor the ancestors and leaders of Black communities, their accomplishments and their continued fight for liberation.