NEW – Health and Safety Committee Support Sessions via Zoom!

Health and Safety Committee Support Sessions. September 2020. For members of CUPE in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. Image of hands typing on a laptop.

Open to CUPE members in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador The COVID-19 pandemic has created new Health and Safety challenges in workplaces across all sectors. CUPE members on health and safety committees have been working hard to represent their members concerns and address the risks they face. Recognizing the unique challenges these members face, CUPE … Read more…

Education workers say back-to-school plan does not meet safety standards

CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen spoke on behalf of 4000 CUPE members who work in education at a joint press conference August 19 in Dartmouth. The following press release was sent out by the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour on behalf of all unions present at the event — CUPE, NSTU, NSGEU, NSNU and SEIU. The current back-to-school plan does not provide the adequate level of safety required to protect students and their families from COVID-19, say union leaders representing teachers and Read more [...]

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…