CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarship

CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins lnsurance Scholarships are awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia. Two scholarships valued at $1000.00 each are available annually. lndividuals planning enrollment at an accredited post-secondary institution in the 2018-2019 academic year may make application. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of registration. Eligibility: Union members in good standing with … Read more…

CUPE Nova Scotia Rocky Jones Bursary

CUPE Nova Scotia $1,000.00 Rocky Jones Bursary application for 2018 academic year. Eligibility: A student that is an African Nova Scotian or an lndigenous Nova Scotian. Applicants must be graduating or have graduated from a Nova Scotia High School and entering their first year of post-secondary education. Applicant must be a member, child of, or … Read more…

Collective bargaining begins for CUPE 3131 members at Cape Breton University

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3131 have begun bargaining with Cape Breton University. Negotiations began on November 6, 2017. More negotiation dates are scheduled for December 18, 19 and 20. The collective agreement expired on March 31, 2016. “We are looking forward to an amicable round of bargaining and hope … Read more…

CUPE members to hold information picket December 16 at Valley View Villa

Please join us and show your support. Our seniors deserve better! Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2330 will hold an information picket on Saturday, December 16 at the Valley View Villa nursing home in Stellarton. The workers would like to share their concerns about the effects the facility’s $1.5 million … Read more…

Valley View Villa workers to hold information picket December 16

Please join the members of CUPE Local 2330 and show your support for our seniors at an information picket on Saturday, December 16, 2017. It recently came to light that the Valley View Villa nursing home has a $1.5 million budget shortfall and, in addition to budget cuts made by the Liberal government to long-term … Read more…

CUPE releases position paper supporting play-based learning taught by early childhood educators

On November 29, 2017, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) submitted a position paper, Early Childhood Education and Nova Scotia’s Pre-primary Program, to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The union is offering recommendations to the provincial government for the implementation of a truly universal program, so that it is successful for … Read more…

Member update on health care bargaining – November 28, 2017

Member update on health care bargaining

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA and IWK have completed three days of conciliation and plan to meet again in January for another five days. The last three days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement. However, a lot of work remains. The parties have held 27 bargaining … Read more…

Union applies for conciliation in bargaining with the Halifax Regional School Board

Halifax Regional School Board sign

The union representing support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board has applied for conciliation in contract negotiations that broke off on Wednesday, November 14, 2017. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National Representative Karen MacKenzie says the union hopes to meet with the conciliator as soon as possible since negotiations have dragged on for … Read more…