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 calls on Ottawa to conduct inquiry: the only appropriate response to largest mass shooting in Canadian history

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) , the largest union in Canada, is calling on the federal government to conduct a full public inquiry into the worst mass shooting in Canadian history that occurred in Nova Scotia in April, the only appropriate response to the largest mass shooting in Canadian history. Both CUPE National … Read more…

School support staff raise concerns about inadequate funding and staffing

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Representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Nova Scotia Division say the Province’s plan to re-open schools is missing important details to ensure that students, and staff, can return to school safely. “CUPE education support workers make safe and inclusive learning in Nova Scotia schools possible,” says CUPE NS President Nan McFadgen. “Today’s … Read more…