COVID-19 vaccine: protection for frontline workers

Illustration: vaccine development. Female and male wearing lab coats conducting lab testing

The recent Health Canada approval of a COVID-19 vaccine is an important development for Nova Scotians overall health and to protect the health and safety of our members. CUPE Nova Scotia supports Public Health and the vaccine rollout plan to prioritize vaccinations for the most vulnerable populations and those that provide care for them. CUPE NS encourages all … Read more…

CUPE 4963 reaches tentative agreement at Queens Association for Supported Living

Logo: CUPE 4963. Two stick figure people, over a multi-colour heart that looks like a jigsaw puzzle

Talks resumed early this morning between CUPE Local 4963 and their employer, Queens Association for Supported Living (QASL) and, shortly after the union went on strike, a tentative agreement was reached. CUPE 4963 members, who work as residential counsellors and vocational instructors, will return to a regular schedule of work by tomorrow. CUPE National Representative … Read more…

Dozens of hospital employees across Nova Scotia lose jobs to American-owned company just before the holidays

Logos: CUPE and NSGEU

As a special thank you to our health care heroes for the holidays, Nova Scotia Health (NSH) has announced their plan to contract out the work done by 91 hospital employees from the NSH to a private, American-owned company. The NSGEU informed the provincial government of the NSH’s plan to contract out this work, but government has allowed … Read more…