Employer Obligations for Returning to Work During COVID-19

This FAQ answers some of the most common questions about employer obligations and the duty to accommodate workers in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please note that although the law on accommodations and COVID-19 has not been settled by courts and tribunals, accommodation obligations typically arise where an individual and/or a family member is immunocompromised or immunosuppressed. Alternately, there may … Read more…

Holding strong at Northwood Halifax

To all of our members in CUPE Nova Scotia, Long-term care facilities in Nova Scotia currently have COVID-positive residents and staff in ten nursing homes across the province. Northwood Halifax Campus, the largest long-term care facility east of Montreal, is dealing with an unprecedented virus, one that has taken hold of the facility, its vulnerable residents and its dedicated staff. We know how hard the staff in Northwood are working to care for residents in a setting that strives to be Read more [...]

Message to Regional Education Centres and School Board Employees

We hope you, your families, loved ones and friends are all keeping safe and healthy through these new, and ever-changing times. Your Local executive has been incredibly active over the last few weeks, not only on a Local level but as a provincial voice, dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on the Education Sector and you, our members. The focus of our work has been on maintaining not only your Collective Agreement rights, but also ensuring that the health and safety concerns you have Read more [...]