On June 15, 2020, Arbitrator Lorraine Lafferty issued a Consent Award granting an increase of 12% to the pay rates for LPNs represented by the NSGEU at the former Capital District Health Authority. The Consent Award does not apply to LPNs represented by any other union in Nova Scotia, or LPNs represented by the NSGEU with employers other than the former CDHA. For more information, please read: “LPN reclassification – joint statement from health care union“.
Take a moment to call your MLA! Join the campaign for fair wages for all LPNs.
It’s hard for politicians to ignore a phone call from a constituent. We are asking you to try and call daily, until all LPNs in Nova Scotia are paid the same.
Find out who your MLA is at enstools.electionsnovascotia.ca/edinfo2012 by entering your address.
MLA contact information is available nslegislature.ca/members/profiles.
Here are a few key points you may want to raise on your call with them:
- Tell them about the work you do and how your scope of work has changed over the years.
- Tell them how it makes you feel knowing that your colleagues working in different settings/hospitals will be making significantly more than others doing the same work.
- Ask why it’s appropriate that all MLAs receive the same base pay, while LPNs will not.
- Explain how difficult it will now be to recruit and retain LPNs in areas that will be lower-paid, like long-term care, home care, public health, and rural hospitals.
- In October, during the Crown Attorneys’ strike, Premier Stephen McNeil said, “We don’t go into one group and say we’re going to give you a 17% pay raise and then go to someone else and say by the way you’re not worth that. How is that reasonable for anyone?”
- Point out how insulting it is to have to fight for equal pay, particularly during a pandemic: it’s time to pay our “healthcare heroes!”
More actions you can take are available on our campaign website at ns.cupe.ca/same-care-same-pay.
On June 15, 2020, Arbitrator Lorraine Lafferty issued a Consent Award granting an increase of 12% to the pay rates for LPNs represented by the NSGEU at the former Capital District Health Authority. The increase is retroactive to March 17, 2014. More…