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11.19.20

IFPTE Holds Its Fall 2020 Executive Council Meeting

IFPTE’s fifteen member executive council met virtually this week to discuss issues impacting IFPTE’s diverse membership throughout North America, as well as to address internal union business, including reviewing the annual IFPTE budget.

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11.16.20

SUP Holds Its Annual Convention

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) held their annual council meeting on November 16 with more than 160 delegates and guests attending the online event.

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11.15.20

CLC - Calling for a National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence (Webinar)

Join the Canadian Labour Congress for a webinar on November 25 calling for a National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence and their kickoff of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence.

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11.13.20

NPEU Welcomes Two New Groups to the IFPTE Family

The Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU/IFPTE Local 70) announced that workers at the New American Leaders and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC) have joined the Local. New American Leaders agreed to voluntarily recognize the union, while the CLINIC staff have requested that their employer do the same.

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11.13.20

Pallister Government Takes Aim at Manitoba's Public Sector Workers and Their Unions -- IFPTE Weighs In

IFPTE responded this week to legislation (Bill 16) being advocated for by Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, aimed squarely at Provincial workers and their unions, declaring that the effort, “will lead to further divisiveness in labour relations with Manitoba’s public servants, and result in a disservice to taxpayers.” Take action...

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11.12.20

Society Offering 32 Scholarships to Children and Grandchildren of Local 160 Members

The Society of United Professionals (SUP/IFPTE Local 160) is proud to support students studying to attain their educational goals, meet their professional objectives, and succeed to their fullest potential.

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11.11.20

Turning #MeToo Into Law: Using C190 and National Law Reform to End Gender-Based Violence at Work

The Women’s Solidarity Network (WSN) is spotlighting an interesting webinar taking place on Nov 16 at 9:00 a.m. EST. Bringing together speakers from around the world, the webinar will address the legal advances of ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (C190) in the context of global #MeToo movements, the Covid-19 pandemic, and economic recession.

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11.09.20

CLC's Forward Together Campaign Kids Colouring Book

Want to show your kids who is keeping our communities running? The 'Heroes Deserve Better' Colouring Book features 20 pages of images and stories for children to read, colour and learn.

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11.07.20

WAPSO Holds Annual General Meeting

WAPSO/IFPTE Local 162 held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the membership. As with most AGMs, Local 162 was required to hold their meeting online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fall has not been kind to Manitoba and cases have been spiking since Labour Day.

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11.06.20

"Our National Nightmare Is Over"

IFPTE congratulates Vice President Biden and Senator Harris for their hard-fought victory for President and Vice President. Our union was proud to endorse this pro-worker, pro-union ticket back in May, to unseat what can only be described as the most anti-union President in history.

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11.06.20

'Count Every Vote' - IFPTE Issues Statement in Response to 2020 Election Status

IFPTE President Paul Shearon made the following comments in response to the ongoing 2020 election: “IFPTE remains optimistic that our endorsed candidate for President, and long-time friend to IFPTE, Vice President Biden, will be declared the winner of the presidential election when all is said and done."

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11.06.20

Ruling to Remove Union Rights from Immigration Judges is "Unjust"

On Election Day, the Trump Administration's Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) issued a stunning decision that all members of the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ/IFPTE Judicial Council 2) would lose their collective bargaining rights because they are supposedly managers. In what was described by FLRA member Ernie DuBester, who dissented from the misguided ruling, called the ruling of his two FLRA colleagues, "the antithesis of reasoned decision-making."

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11.05.20

Immigrant Women in Canada Falling Behind (WSN Spotlight)

The Women’s Solidarity Network is spotlighting the experiences of immigrant women in Canada. Immigration is a key factor in contributing to Canada’s economic growth. A survey conducted by Carleton University in July and August 2020 found that highly educated and skilled professional women who recently immigrated to Canada have been negatively impacted due to COVID-19.

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11.05.20

SCMMA Holds Annual AGM

SCMMA Local 222 held their annual AGM. This was an important AGM for the Local members for a variety of reasons, namely it is the first AGM where SCMMA was affiliated to IFPTE and new constitutional changes were implemented.

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11.04.20

OFL Says Ontario's Fall Budget 2020 Fails

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) said the Fall 2020 Ontario Budget fails to deliver urgent assistance for Ontarians and their families. The legacy of this budget will be its failure to prioritize the needs of the people of Ontario – robust public service investment, safety, and immediate income supports needed to get through this second wave of COVID-19.

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11.03.20

Organize Now For A Decent Work Future: Nov. 10

The Ontario Federation of Labour and the Fight for $15 & Fairness are co-hosting online decent work organizing meetings every 4 weeks. The next meeting is taking place on November 10 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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10.30.20

IFPTE Calls for Change in Senate Leadership

After four years of a Senate Republican Majority that has been a rubber stamp for the destructive Trump Administration, and that has put party over country, IFPTE is urging members “to vote not only for a new President, but also for new Senate leadership to begin the healing process America so urgently needs.”

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10.29.20

Latest Trump Administration Executive Order Aims to Destroy the Federal Civil Service - IFPTE, FWA Fight Back

IFPTE has joined in coalition with FWA unions in urging lawmakers to block implementation of Executive Order 13957. The FWA urged a defund of the order, warning lawmakers that it is intended to “eviscerate the federal government’s merit system principals, open the door to the politicization of the federal workforce, strip hundreds of thousands of federal workers of their due process rights, and give agencies carte blanche to dismantle collective bargaining units.”

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10.28.20

OFL on Ontario's Fall Budget 2020

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is calling on all Ontarians to contact Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Finance Rod Phillips about Ontario’s Fall Budget 2020.

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10.28.20

IFPTE Recognizes Local 21 - First Annual Public Sector Solidarity Award, Annual Scholarship Winner

IFPTE presented the First Annual Public Sector Solidarity Award to Local 21 President/Western Area Vice President, Gus Vallejo, for his outstanding contributions to IFPTE-represented government workers, while also applauding public sector scholarship winner, Jade Gregory, whose father, John Gregory, is a member of Local 21.

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