LPNs win wage parity after weeks of lobbying

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The Nova Scotia government announced today that the funding needed to equalize rates of pay for licensed practical nurses across the province would be provided. A 12 per cent pay increase will take effect immediately and be retroactive to June 11 of this year. Below is the full text of the government’s news release. Government will fund public sector employers in health authorities, long-term care, disability support programs and home care to pay all their licensed practical nurses (LPNs) 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 [...]