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.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour will hold a Political Action Conference on November 1st and 2nd at the NSGEU Conference Center at 255 John Savage Drive, Dartmouth. The conference will run from 9 to 5 on November 1st and 9 to 3 on November 2nd.
Labour Day events are being held across the province and we are encouraging CUPE members to attend. Events will be held in Halifax, New Glasgow, Port Hawkesbury, Sydney, Kentiville and Yarmouth. Click the link above for more details on locations and times..
There is a committee vacancy on Global Justice, Health & Safety, Contracting Out & Privitization and Education for a young worker. A young worker is someone who is 30 years of age or younger. Please click above for full details.
CUPE Nova Scotia will once again hold an All Committees Education Conference. This conference will be held from October 23rd to 26th at the Holiday Inn, Truro. The Conference will start at 7:00 pm on October 23rd and end at noon on October 26th. Please keep these dates in mind. More details will follow.
Nova Scotia’s health care system is undergoing radical change by the provincial government. These changes include the government’s decision to move from nine District Health Authorities to one provincial board and one board representing the IWK. As a part of this restructuring, the government plans to reduce the number of collective agreements it negotiates with health care unions by requiring bargaining in just four province-wide bargaining units.
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Here's a link to the proposal on Bargaining Associations.
CUPE “Superbugs”tour headed for Aerosmith concert
(Sydney) – Concert-goers to today’s Aerosmith show in Sydney will be getting a free public health lesson, courtesy of CUPE hospital workers.
They’ll be handing out free hand sanitizers to raise awareness about Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs), often referred to as “Superbugs”. HAIs are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada.
Under the campaign slogan “Help hospital workers fight Superbugs! It’s in Your Hands”, CUPE hospital workers have been handing out tens of thousands of free hand sanitizers at public events all summer, as well as literature on how the public can avoid superbugs through simple hand-washing and other measures.
They are also handing out stickers and tattoos of cartoon microbes for children to illustrate the importance of good hand washing at every age.
Look for CUPE’s Superbugs booth in the vendors section of the new, Open Hearth Park.
A full schedule of CUPE’s HAI Tour can be found online at www.countmein.cupe.ca.
Concert-goers to today’s Aerosmith show in Sydney will be getting a free public health lesson, courtesy of CUPE hospital workers.
Find out more here.
The union representing Crosswalk Guards with the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) says Halifax Regional Police (HRP) has conducted a second survey of the eight crosswalks where guards were eliminated in June.