Legislation ruled a violation of workers’ right to collective bargaining: CUPE Nova Scotia applauds court ruling in Manitoba

Manitoba Law Courts

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Nova Scotia Division are encouraged by a ruling made last week by Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice McKelvey, who announced that the Public Services Sustainability Act in that province is unconstitutional. “The Manitoba Act was modelled on a similar piece of legislation, Bill 148, by … Read more…

HRM outside workers vote in favour of job action

Talks have broken off between outside workers at the Halifax Regional Municipality and their employer. After 18 days of bargaining, including two days of conciliation, the members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 108 voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action on Friday, February 21. The local has been without a contract since … Read more…

Tentative agreement reached between CUPE 227 and Halifax Water

Late last night, Halifax Water and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 227 reached a tentative agreement. The agreement still needs to be ratified by CUPE Local 227 members and approved by the Halifax Water Board. Halifax Water General Manager Carl Yates said, “This tentative agreement is great news for our customers and … Read more…