Mike McNeil Atlantic Weeklong School Scholarship

The Mike McNeil Atlantic Weeklong School Scholarship is awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia. The scholarship will cover the cost of the registration fee for a single room for the purpose of attending the CUPE Atlantic Weeklong School. Individuals planning enrollment in the 2018 Atlantic Weeklong School may make application for this scholarship. Download a copy of … Read more…

Collective bargaining begins for CUPE 3131 members at Cape Breton University

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3131 have begun bargaining with Cape Breton University. Negotiations began on November 6, 2017. More negotiation dates are scheduled for December 18, 19 and 20. The collective agreement expired on March 31, 2016. “We are looking forward to an amicable round of bargaining and hope … Read more…

CUPE members to hold information picket December 16 at Valley View Villa

Please join us and show your support. Our seniors deserve better! Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2330 will hold an information picket on Saturday, December 16 at the Valley View Villa nursing home in Stellarton. The workers would like to share their concerns about the effects the facility’s $1.5 million … Read more…

Valley View Villa workers to hold information picket December 16

Please join the members of CUPE Local 2330 and show your support for our seniors at an information picket on Saturday, December 16, 2017. It recently came to light that the Valley View Villa nursing home has a $1.5 million budget shortfall and, in addition to budget cuts made by the Liberal government to long-term … Read more…

CUPE releases position paper supporting play-based learning taught by early childhood educators

On November 29, 2017, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) submitted a position paper, Early Childhood Education and Nova Scotia’s Pre-primary Program, to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. The union is offering recommendations to the provincial government for the implementation of a truly universal program, so that it is successful for … Read more…

Member update on health care bargaining – November 28, 2017

Member update on health care bargaining

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, NSHA and IWK have completed three days of conciliation and plan to meet again in January for another five days. The last three days provided good discussion and some important progress towards a new collective agreement. However, a lot of work remains. The parties have held 27 bargaining … Read more…

Union applies for conciliation in bargaining with the Halifax Regional School Board

Halifax Regional School Board sign

The union representing support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board has applied for conciliation in contract negotiations that broke off on Wednesday, November 14, 2017. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National Representative Karen MacKenzie says the union hopes to meet with the conciliator as soon as possible since negotiations have dragged on for … Read more…

Submission to the Pension Funding Framework Review and other issues affecting pension plans

The following submission to the province, entitled “Pension Funding Framework Review and other issues affecting pension plans”, was made by CUPE NS President Nan McFadgen and the CUPE NS Pension Committee on November 10, 2017. CUPE Nova Scotia is disappointed that the Pension Funding Framework Review discussion paper fails to address the top concerns of the … Read more…

ECEs will continue to deliver quality play-based learning

Chris Melanson, CUPE 5047 president

CUPE School Board Sector replies to NSTU statement The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing early learning educators (ECE) in Nova Scotia, disagrees with the recent statement made by the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union (NSTU) that teachers should be working in pre-primary classrooms. “CUPE has supported NSTU in the past and will continue to … Read more…