Ensuring the safety, well-being and inclusion of LGBTQ2+ people: CUPE Nova Scotia

Happy Pride Month from CUPE NS

PRIDE month is a time to remember the struggle, to celebrate victories and to reaffirm our commitment to solidarity with the LGBTQ2+ community. This global pandemic has certainly impacted how we mark PRIDE month this year. It has also shown us the existing disparities in our LGBTQ2+ communities. According to the United Nations Human Rights … Read more…

Nan McFadgen: Underfunding brings Nova Scotia’s childcare system to brink of collapse

Nan McFadgen, CUPE NS president

The following letter to the editor by CUPE NS President Nan McFadgen was published by the Chronicle Herald on June 19, 2020.  The Nova Scotia government announced to the citizens of this province that it would ensure childcare centres and family day homes would be available when the economy was ready to reopen. While this … Read more…

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…