OTTAWA –The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada has donated from its Humanity Fund to assist victims' families and the communities affected by the tragic accident in Lac- Mégantic this past weekend. CEP's Quebec Regional office has also made a donation.
CEP represents several hundred members in the region and President Dave Coles says he is disturbed and heartbroken at the union's inability to account for some of the union officers from Local 299.
Weighing in on the question of alcohol testing in the workplace for the first time, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a ruling Friday that could make it harder for employers to unilaterally impose random Breathalyzer tests on unionized workers in the name of safety.
Today is International Workers' Day! One hundred and twenty-seven years ago, workers in Chicago demonstrating for the eight hour day were attacked, a bomb was thrown and several strikers and police officers were killed.
OTTAWA – "The photos of the factory building collapse in Bangladesh tell the story of corporate greed run amuck, says Dave Coles, president of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. "This criminal disaster is the direct result of unregulated, free-market capitalism."
Coles says even the most basic of International Labour Organization standards have been violated and the retailers responsible should be condemned in the harshest terms and brought to swift justice."
VICTORIA – The enthusiastic host of TSN's Off the record, Michael Landsberg shared his experience overcoming depression and mental illness with CEP delegates attending a health and safety conference in Victoria. Landsberg's keynote address on Monday, April 8 was a first-hand account of his experience in identifying and healing depression.
Today marks the first day of CEP's health and safety conference taking place until Wednesday, April 10th. About 200 delegates have arrived in Victoria, BC to take part in the conference and attend many workshops and discussions.