Workers at Queens Association for Supported Living take strike vote

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CUPE 4963 members employed by Queens Association for Supported Living in Liverpool Nova Scotia voted 92 per cent in favour of strike action yesterday. With no significant progress being made in bargaining to reach a fair collective agreement, the membership renewed their union’s mandate to go on strike if necessary. CUPE 4963 members are asking … Read more…

Clear and timely direction needed by Nova Scotia’s school support staff in event of outbreaks

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Halifax – CUPE Nova Scotia members are calling on the Minister of Education and the regional centres of education/school boards to work with them to improve communications between workers and their employers, reducing stress and ensuring support staff are able to do their jobs effectively and safely in the event of a school outbreak. “CUPE … Read more…

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 […]