We need a budget that invests in Nova Scotians, not corporations: CUPE

Nova Scotians should be upset at what ISN’T in the Liberal government’s budget, says the president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Nan McFadgen. “What we didn’t see is money to improve the resident-staff ratio in nursing homes or for new long-term-care beds,” says McFadgen. “Instead, we saw a lot of self-congratulation and corporate handouts. “The corporate … Read more…

Challenges remain for long-term care in Nova Scotia

“We haven’t seen much change,” says Louise Riley, a continuing care assistant who chairs CUPE’s Long-Term Care Committee. “We are still working short and we are still being mandated (i.e. forced by the employer) to work overtime. We have lots of people out sick or on Workers’ Compensation claims. We need more CCAs in nursing … Read more…