Child care sector in Nova Scotia on brink of collapse

Empty child care classroom

Child care centres across Nova Scotia are now facing a funding crisis that threatens to undermine the viability of the entire sector. Premier McNeil told families that their child care spots would be held for them once the economy reopened. However, his government has committed to only funding half of those spots leaving child care … Read more…

CUPE to pursue 12% wage increase awarded to LPNs who worked at former Capital Health locations

Louise Riley

CUPE Nova Scotia is pleased that Arbitrator Lorraine Lafferty issued a consent award yesterday to licensed practical nurses (LPN) who are members of NSGEU and will now pursue the same award for members of the Canadian Union of Employees (CUPE). “CUPE fully intends to ensure that our members receive wage parity,” says Louise Riley, chairperson … Read more…

Legislation ruled a violation of workers’ right to collective bargaining: CUPE Nova Scotia applauds court ruling in Manitoba

Manitoba Law Courts

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Nova Scotia Division are encouraged by a ruling made last week by Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Justice McKelvey, who announced that the Public Services Sustainability Act in that province is unconstitutional. “The Manitoba Act was modelled on a similar piece of legislation, Bill 148, by … Read more…