Day of Mourning events – April 28

April 28 - National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job

National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job April 28 Halifax At the Legislature (Province House) 11 am Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Kentville Memorial Park on Park Street Followed by a reception at Labour Council Office, 362 Main Street 3 pm Annapolis Valley Labour Council Bridgewater March from the Fire Department parking … Read more…

CUPE Atlantic Annual Weeklong School 2018

Weeklong school - CUPE Atlantic

May 6 to 11, 2018 The Atlantic Region’s 33rd Annual Weeklong School will take place at the Inverary Resort in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. The cost for this year’s weeklong school (including registration fee, accommodation and meals) is $900.00 per participant – double room occupancy; and $1,200.00 per person – single room occupancy. As in previous … Read more…

Town hall call and strike vote schedule for CUPE 8920 members

CUPE 8920 will be holding a union town hall meeting on the telephone for all CUPE Local 8920 members on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. This meeting is to talk about bargaining and the upcoming strike vote of the healthcare bargaining unit. You should receive a call or use the participant call in number to dial … Read more…

Member Update: Health Care Bargaining – March 27, 2018

Member update on health care bargaining

Nova Scotia Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan  The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions today requested that the Nova Scotia Labour Board settle the outstanding issues and finalize an Essential Services plan for the IWK. The Labour Board has 30 days to hear submissions from both the Employer and the Council of Unions … Read more…

Support staff to Churchill: “We’re an integral part of the Nova Scotia education system too”

“CUPE is asking Minister Churchill to meet to discuss the path this government is taking based on the Report on Inclusion released yesterday. CUPE wants to ensure that our members’ needs are met, while continuing to provide the best environment for learning for the students,” says Nan McFadgen, president of CUPE Nova Scotia. “We see … Read more…

News Release: Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions announce strike vote

The following joint news release was issued by the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions this morning. After more than a year of bargaining, the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia’s first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote. The Council of Unions … Read more…

Member Update: Health Care Bargaining – March 21, 2018

Member update on health care bargaining

Today, the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA, and IWK completed another seven days of conciliation without meaningful progress. The Employer’s representatives from the NSHA and IWK have slowed the pace of bargaining significantly in the past two months. The Health Care Council of Unions has become increasingly frustrated by the Employers’ refusal … Read more…

Budgets are about political choices – Nova Scotians will pay for poor choices

“The McNeil government is not growing our economy by choosing to support public services and invest in infrastructure, and that’s a mistake we’ll all pay for,” says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen, in response to the provincial budget announced today. Provincial highway workers are voicing their concerns about budget allocations for highway maintenance and … Read more…

NEW DATE – MARCH 29: Nursing home workers to hold information picket in North Sydney

Nursing home workers to hold information picket in North Sydney

Please note the new date is March 29, 2018. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1876 will hold an information picket on Thursday, March 29 in North Sydney at the office of Eddie Orrell, MLA for Northside-Westmount. The workers, from the Northside Community Guest Home, would like to share their concerns … Read more…

Statement by Nan McFadgen on Bill 72, the Nova Scotia Education Reform Act

The following remarks were made by CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen before the Law Amendments Committee on Bill 72, the Education Reform Act, in the Nova Scotia Legislature this morning. Good morning. My name is Nan McFadgen and I am the President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Nova Scotia Division. CUPE … Read more…