LPNs win wage parity after weeks of lobbying

Nurse holding clipboard
The Nova Scotia government announced today that the funding needed to equalize rates of pay for licensed practical nurses across the province would be provided. A 12 per cent pay increase will take effect immediately and be retroactive to June 11 of this year. Below is the full text of the government’s news release. Government will fund public sector employers in health authorities, long-term care, disability support programs and home care to pay all their licensed practical nurses (LPNs) Read more [...]

CUPE to pursue 12% wage increase awarded to LPNs who worked at former Capital Health locations

Louise Riley

CUPE Nova Scotia is pleased that Arbitrator Lorraine Lafferty issued a consent award yesterday to licensed practical nurses (LPN) who are members of NSGEU and will now pursue the same award for members of the Canadian Union of Employees (CUPE). “CUPE fully intends to ensure that our members receive wage parity,” says Louise Riley, chairperson … Read more…