Let’s send a message to Stephen McNeil that we are worth it!

We go to work every day in service to Nova Scotians. We are at a loss as to why Stephen McNeil does not see the value in our work. Many of our members work multiple jobs to make ends meet. Why is he okay with a two year wage freeze?

Stephen McNeil’s Liberals have decided to proclaim Bill 148. While we are not surprised, we are disappointed that our government thinks they have the right to reach into our Collective Agreements and remove fairly bargained benefits. And to add insult to injury they are only referring the wage restraint portion of Bill 148 to the Court of Appeal regarding its constitutionality, not the entire Bill.

CUPE is working with other unions in NS to determine a response to the review of portions of Bill 148 at the court of appeal.

CUPE NS also wants our members to know that CUPE is reviewing all of our options and will continue to make decisions that are in the best interest of our members.

Rally against Bill 148 September 21 12:00pm-3:00pm

When Premier McNeil opens the Legislature on September 21, CUPE NS will be there as part of a rally of organized labour from across Nova Scotia to send a clear message to the McNeil government. CUPE National President Mark Hancock will be attending.

Please spread the word far and wide and let’s send a message to Stephen McNeil that we are worth it!

In solidarity,

Nan McFadgen
CUPE NS President