Rally to Protest Long-Term Care Cuts – November 17 in Inverness

Please join us on Friday, November 17, as long-term care workers and members of CUPE Local 1485, are joined by friends and family to protest the McNeil government’s budget cuts to long-term care at Inverary Manor and other facilities across Nova Scotia. WHEN: Friday, November 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WHERE: Starting at Legion … Read more…

Impasse declared in negotiations between province and highway workers

Steve Joy, CUPE 1867 president

Conciliation talks between CUPE Local 1867, representing highway workers, and the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal broke off today after an impasse was declared by the conciliation officer appointed by the Department of Labour. The two groups have been in negotiations, including conciliation, since November 2014. “As per the Nova Scotia Highway … Read more…

2018 CUPE Nova Scotia Pre-Convention Call

Members voting at the CUPE NS convention

Hello Sisters and Brothers, Please find the Pre-Convention Call and registration materials (attached) for the 55th Annual Convention of CUPE Nova Scotia, which will be held May 27 to May 30, 2018, at the Delta Halifax & Casino Nova Scotia. Hotel reservations and special arrangements are the sole responsibility of the delegates and/or their sponsoring … Read more…

CUPE members at Valley View Villa concerned with lack of oversight by provincial government

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing workers at Valley View Villa in Stellarton, is concerned that the Nova Scotia Department of Health was unaware of the problems that existed at the facility. The union is calling on the Minister of Health to explain what action the provincial government will take to protect other … Read more…

Member update on health care bargaining – October 13, 2017

Turning my back on NS Liberals CUPE 8920

After 22 days of negotiations, multiple pieces of Liberal legislation attacking workers’ rights, and employers who are attempting to take away key benefits from health care workers, talks have finally broken down between the Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and IWK Hospital. Without any pressure to do … Read more…

Convention 2017 – Moving Forward Together

Delegates hold up voting cards at the CUPE National Convention

Dear Sisters, Brothers, and Friends: We’d like to thank the 2,200 delegates who took the time out of their lives to attend our National Convention in Toronto last week. We know it’s not easy, and we appreciate your commitment to our union, and the honesty and civility with which you engaged in debates around our … Read more…

Nova Scotia Liberal Government stomping on workers’ rights

Unions fight-back legislation in Nova Scotia Hundreds of union members from across the province descended on opening day of the Nova Scotia Legislature on September 21, 2017. The workers, from several public sector unions, drowned out the Throne Speech being given inside at the same time. They sent a message to the McNeil Liberal Government … Read more…

The Nova Scotia Liberal Government’s Attack on Workers

I'm turning my back on NS Liberals

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BILL 148 Since 2013, public sector workers including teachers, nurses, school board and child care workers, civil servants, the arts community and many others – approximately 70,000 – have been subjected to unrelenting interference in the collective bargaining process by the Liberal government. These attacks on public sector workers are unfair and likely unconstitutional. They’ll also do … Read more…

UPDATED: Reserve your seat on the bus – Rally September 21

Updated September 18 at 11 a.m. See bus stop changes   When Premier McNeil opens the Legislature on September 21, CUPE Nova Scotia will be there as part of a rally organized by the labour movement from across the province. Please join us! Along with CUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE Nova Scotia President … Read more…