Immediate action needed by Nova Scotia government to ensure adequate staffing in long-term care before next wave of pandemic

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Recommendations in the Northwood Review do not offer immediate solutions to addresses recruitment and retention problems in the long-term care sector, says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. “There is no time to develop a ‘vision for the future’. Government must act now.” “We overwhelmingly need more care staff and more housekeeping, laundry, recreation and dietary staff. They are all critical pieces of work in maintaining a healthy and safe long-term Read more […]

NEW – Health and Safety Committee Support Sessions via Zoom!

Health and Safety Committee Support Sessions. September 2020. For members of CUPE in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. Image of hands typing on a laptop.

Open to CUPE members in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador The COVID-19 pandemic has created new Health and Safety challenges in workplaces across all sectors. CUPE members on health and safety committees have been working hard to represent their members concerns and address the risks they face. Recognizing the unique challenges these members face, CUPE … Read more…

Webinar: A Worker-Centric Economic Recovery for Nova Scotia

web banner - Webinar: A Worker-Centric Economic Recovery for Nova Scotia. Photos of three panelists and the moderator. Date: Tuesday, September 15

Updated September 23, 2020 CUPE Nova Scotia hosted a webinar on September 15, to discuss an economic recovery plan that focuses on workers. The pandemic has exposed long-standing inequalities that can no longer be ignored. Issues such as gender wage gaps, living wages, precarious employment, poverty and racism must be addressed in any plan our … Read more…