Worker’s Day of Mourning Flag Raising April 28, 2014

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Day of Mourning Flag Raising - April 28, 2014

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Robert Mitchell, MLA for District 10 – Charlottetown, Jason Woodbury and Betty Pryor, CUPE PEI Health & Safety Committee Members, and Hon. Janice Sherry, Minister of Environment, Labour, and Justice

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Flag raising ceremonies in Charlottetown for workers killed or injured at work

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Charlottetown:   April 28th has once again been proclaimed by the Premier of Prince Edward Island as the “Provincial Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace”.

“This is a very important day for the Canadian Union of Public Employees as  we are committed to take action for workers who have been killed or injured on the job”,  said CUPE PEI President  Lori MacKay.

“The Provincial Government and the City of Charlottetown will hold flag raising ceremonies to remember the workers that have been injured, made ill, or killed because they went to work to serve the public.”

“The Day of Mourning is an important reminder that workers are too frequently killed or injured in the workplace.  According to the Canadian Labour Congress, there has been a 29% increase in Canada’s workplace related deaths over the past 20 years”, said Betty Pryor, CUPE PEI Health and Safety Chair.

“It was CUPE’s national health and safety committee that, in 1984, first proposed the idea of a day to remember workers who are injured or killed on the job”, said MacKay.

“We are pleased that 30 years later, the flag that represents the Day of Mourning is being raised across the country to remember the workers who lost their lives or got injured at the workplace.”

“We must hold governments and employers accountable when it comes to the safety of the workers.  April 28th is the Day of Mourning, it’s a day that we pause and remember; but every other day of the year, we must continue to make sure that we have strong Health and safety laws to protect every workers and their family,” added MacKay.

“We hope more employers across the province will follow their footsteps and raise the Day of Mourning flag.  That simple gesture shows respect for the workers. It’s about making our workplace a safer and healthier place. ”

“CUPE is committed to work with governments and employers to prevent workplace injuries and deaths as neither should be a common occurrence in our society,” concluded Lori MacKay.

Flags raising ceremonies:

·         On Friday April 25th – CUPE PEI Representatives, Betty Pryor and Jason Woodbury will raise the CUPE Day of Mourning Flag with the Minister of Labour, Janice Sherry at Province House at 11:30 am.

·         CUPE will be participating in the PEI Federation of Labour 13th Annual Ceremony at Province House at 6pm

·         On April 28th – CUPE Day of Mourning Flags flown at the Charlottetown Office and Charlottetown City Hall

Local 1051 CUPE Meeting

Local 1051 will be hold their by-monthly meeting on April 28th, 2014 at Western Hospital @ 7:00pm. Things to be discussed on agenda will be as follows:

  • Nominations
  • Annual Convention
  • Education Calendar
  • Upcoming Events

Membership Meetings

The CUPE Health Locals are planning to hold membership meetings across the province to try to answer members’ questions. CUPE members and retirees should feel free to attend any of the meetings, as follows:

  • October 28 – CHO O’Leary – 7pm
  • October 29 – Silver Fox S’side – 7pm
  • October 30 – Reed’s Corner – 7pm
  • November 4 – QEH Cafeteria – 7pm

PEI Health Accord Campaign – September 9th-21st

healthaccordThe Harper Conservatives want to privatize and dismantle our public health care system.

The Conservatives will cut $144 million from health care funding for PEI !

What this means for us and our families is:

  • An increase in the impossible workload workers already face;
  • Less money for rural services, hospitals, and long-term care beds;
  • Less money for clean facilities and nutritious hospital food;
  • Increased wait times for procedures like hip, knee and cataract surgery;
  • More expensive medicines;
  • Lower quality and higher cost seniors’ care;
  • Islanders will receive less care than other Canadians.

CUPE together with the Council of Canadians are looking for allies to join us in fighting back against these cuts.

We need you to help bring the fight to PEI!

We’ll be in the riding of Egmont to inform Gail Shea’s constituents about the threat to our services. Gail Shea needs to be challenged to stand up to Harper to protect Islanders’ health.

We’re hosting a series of workshops, a townhall and a community festival.

Sign up for a workshop where you can learn more about the federal threat to health care and our strategy to protect, strengthen and expand medicare for ourselves and future generations.

Turn over for a list of workshop locations and times.

For questions or to register for a workshop, please contact, or call the CUPE PEI office at (902) 566-4006.


In these workshops will be going over the reasons why we need a new federal-provincial agreement for health care.

Participants will also gain skills on how to talk to the community about the loss of health care services.

  • Sept 10th (9am-12noon)    Charlottetown – CUPE PEI boardroom, 26 Paramount Drive
  • Sept 10th (9am-12noon)    Souris – Regional Services Centre, 15 Green Street
  • Sept 10th (6pm-9 pm)         Montague – Wellness Center, Wood Island Rd
  • Sept 10th (6pm-9 pm)      Summerside – Silver Fox Curling Club, 110 Water Street
  • Sept 11th (9am-12noon)  Alberton – Town Office, 3 Emma Drive
  • Sept 11th (6pm-9 pm) O’Leary – Curling Club (NOTE CHANGE TO VENUE)
  • Sept 12th (10am-1pm)  Tyne Valley – Britannia Hall, 816 Canadian Rd
  • Sept 12th (6pm-9pm) Wellington – Vanier Community Center
  • Sept 13th (9am-12noon) Summerside – Silver Fox Curling Club, 110 Water Steet
  • Sept 13th (6pm-9pm) Charlottetown – CUPE PEI boardroom, 26 Paramount Drive

We need lots of volunteers to make the campaign a success!         To register for a workshop, please contact, or call the CUPE PEI office at (902) 566-4006.

CUPE Pension Communication

Click the link to read the CUPE Pension Communication Health Locals 805, 1051, 1778, 1779: CUPE Pension Communication

CUPE Pension Local Representatives have been participating in a Pension Plan Review Committee with Government and other unions, UPSE, PEINU, IUOE, and the PEITF to discuss options to fix the funding challenges of the Civil Service Superannuation Pension Plan. These meetings began in the spring of 2012.

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CUPE Booth for Old Home week, August 8th – 17th and the CUPE Float in the Gold CUP and Saucer Parade, August 16th

News Posted on CUPE PEI Website
Posted July 23, 2013
Hi All,                                         I am co-ordinating the CUPE Booth for Old Home week, August 8th – 17th and the CUPE Float in the Gold CUP and Saucer Parade, August 16th. The purpose of both events is to promote CUPE in our communities and the valuable public services our members provide.

Once again we are looking for CUPE members to volunteer to help out with both the ten day booth and the float.

The booth runs from August 8th – 17th from 10 am – 10 pm daily. Expenses for travel, child care, parking, etc. will be paid as well as a $17.00 per diem to cover the cost of a meal if need be. Each volunteer will be provided with a T-shirt when working the booth. Volunteers names will be at the entrance booths so no fee will be charged for entrance. There will be a brief update to all volunteers as to what material will be handed out at the booth.

The Gold Cup and Saucer parade is August 16th, this year’s theme is “Parade of Hero’s”, if you have any suggestion as to how to decorate our float based around that theme please let me know. If you are interested in helping out with the float, set up, being in the parade, tear down or all three,  please let me know.  The morning of the parade we will supply coffee and muffins for our set up crew. During the parade we will have drinks and snacks on the float. After the parade we will have a pizza lunch for all those involved.

Our goal is to have representation from all locals in the booth and on the float.

Look forward to hearing from you!

Stacy Delaney
Servicing Representative

CUPE Charlottetown Area Office
26 Paramount Drive
Charlottetown, PE
C1E 0C7

Tel. (902) 566-4006
Fax (902) 892-0452
Cell (902) 315-4366