Immediate action needed by Nova Scotia government to ensure adequate staffing in long-term care before next wave of pandemic

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Recommendations in the Northwood Review do not offer immediate solutions to addresses recruitment and retention problems in the long-term care sector, says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. “There is no time to develop a ‘vision for the future’. Government must act now.” “We overwhelmingly need more care staff and more housekeeping, laundry, recreation and dietary staff. They are all critical pieces of work in maintaining a healthy and safe long-term 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…