CUPE Nova Scotia

CUPE Nova Scotia

10% Shift Nova Scotia

CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 18,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector.  We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union.

CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.

CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled trades people and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third are part-time workers.

CUPE Nova Scotia 52nd Annual Convention

The 52nd Annual CUPE Nova Scotia Convention 2015 will convene on Sunday April 26th at 7:00 pm, and end at 4:00 pm, or until all Convention business has been completed, on Wednesday, April 29th . It will be held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Center, 50 Maillard Street, Sydney.

More information is provided under the Convention Documents for 2015.

Summary of Arbitrator James Dorsey's Jan. 19, 2015 decision on Bill 1

Here is a summary of Arbitrator James Dorsey's Jan. 19, 2015 decision on Bill 1.

CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarship

CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarships are awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia.  Two scholarships valued at $1000 each are available annually.

Individuals planning enrollment at an accredited post secondary institutin in the 2015-2016 academic year may make application.  The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of registration.

Click above for futher details and to download the application form.

Black History Month

CUPE Nova Scotia has chosen the community where Viola Desmond challenged racial segregation in 1946 to host its annual Black History Month event.  The Union’s Human Rights Committee is celebrating Black History Month under the theme "Looking at the Past, Present, and Future" at the Ward One Social and Recreation Center, 487 Brother Street, New Glasgow.  The event will be held on February 21 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Confirmed speakers include:
Crystal States – Regional Director of the Black Educators Association and the African Nova Scotia Affairs North-Central Network

Morgan Gero – recent BLAC Student Society president at St. Francis Xavier and now a teacher at the St. Andrew Junior School in Antigonish

Robert French – Executive Director of the Valley African Nova Scotia Development Association

Light refreshments and entertainment will follow the panel discussion.

Shrunken workforce & contracting out root of snow and ice clearing woes in Halifax

The union representing Halifax’s municipal outside workers says years and years of contracting out and a shrunken workforce are coming back to haunt senior managers and council this winter.

CUPE NS warns McNeil Gov't. against selling off public assets

CUPE Nova Scotia is warning the McNeil government against any privatization of our public services - assets that are worth well over $5 billion.

Happy IWD 2015!

This Sunday, March 8 marks International Women's Day around the world.  Click here for a statement from CUPE NS President Danny Cavanagh, as well as a media advisory on IWD events around Nova Scotia.