Bursary announcement a step in the right direction for continuing care assistant recruitment in Nova Scotia

Louise Riley, Jill Provost and Nan McFadgen

CUPE Nova Scotia representatives are encouraged by the return of a bursary program for continuing care assistants announced by the Minister of Health and Wellness in Kentville today. The bursary program is a partnership between the provincial and federal governments and will provide a total of $460,000. The bursary will cover $4,000 for tuition and … Read more…

RFP for Highway 104 twinning project kept secret

Media advisory P3 highway 104

The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Nan McFadgen, is appalled that the Department of Transportation has blocked the union’s application to view the Request for Proposals for the Highway 104 (Sutherlands River to Antigonish) twinning project. “Our researcher was told he would receive a redacted RFP for which we would have to pay around $1100,” says McFadgen. “Our deposit … Read more…