Convention Bulletin – Monday, May 29, 2017

Fighting back against precarious work CUPE National President Mark Hancock gave his opening remarks today. He focused on the need to oppose austerity, two-tier contracts and the growing concern of precarious work – work that is temporary, short term, part-time, casual and contract. “We hear a lot about precarious work these days,” Hancock said. “It’s … Read more…

Convention Bulletin – Sunday, May 28, 2017

Opening of the 54th Division Convention The 54th annual convention of the Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees opened tonight, Sunday, May 28, 2017. There were 205 people attending, including 174 voting delegates and three alternates, according to the Credentials Committee. Mi’kmaq singer and drummer Jared Gloade opened the evening with … Read more…

CUPE joins call for comprehensive plan to improve health care services in Digby

Beds sit empty at Digby hospital, while neighbouring hospitals unable to meet needs of all patients “The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is not doing enough to ensure the Digby General Hospital is being used to full capacity,” says Carl Crouse, CUPE national representative. “Right now, there are approximately half of the 33 beds sitting … Read more…