Unions will seek to be added as parties as province tests constitutionality of portion of Bill 148 at Nova Scotia Court of Appeal

The following news release was distributed by the the Nova Scotia federation of Labour this morning. Halifax – This Friday, union leaders, including the CUPE, NSGEU, NSNU, SEIU, NSTU, CUPW and Unifor, will file to be added as parties at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in response to the Liberal Government’s latest attack on … Read more…

Trampling on Freedom of Association: The arrogance of Stephen McNeil

The McNeil Government is failing Nova Scotians by not asking the courts to test all of Bill 148 against the constitution, says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen. On August 22, the McNeil Government referred parts of Bill 148, the Public Services Sustainability Act, to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal to determine the constitutionality … Read more…

McNeil Government blatantly ignoring lessons of other provinces, moves ahead with attack on working people

The McNeil Government is blindly moving ahead with unconstitutional, anti- worker legislation, without learning any lessons from other provinces in Canada, says the President of CUPE Nova Scotia Nan McFadgen. Today, the McNeil Government proclaimed Bill 148, the Public Services Sustainability Act, capping wage increases and freezing the long-service award as of April 2015. This … Read more…

Member Update – August 9, 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers: As you may have heard, NSGEU met with the province this week in conciliation, in hopes of negotiating their collective agreement. That attempt appears to have failed. NSGEU will now file a request to move negotiations to interest arbitration. We think this a clear indication that the McNeil Government is not … Read more…

Early childhood educators say new pre-primary program is unrealistic and unsustainable

CUPE representatives are asking the McNeil Government to hit pause on the pre-primary program announced July 18 by Minister Zach Churchill, and begin consultations with parents and the people who do the work – early childhood educators (ECEs), directors of non-profit centres and other stakeholders. “We’re asking the Premier and the Minister of Education to … Read more…

CUPE welcomes new members at Grand View Manor, Berwick

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is pleased to welcome our newest members, the employees of Grand View Manor in Berwick, Nova Scotia. Votes were counted by the Nova Scotia Labour Board today and CUPE is happy to welcome this newly certified local. “We are pleased to welcome the new members of CUPE Local … Read more…

Newsletter – June 2017

Read CUPE Nova Scotia’s Quarterly Newsletter online or download and print copies for your local. In this issue: CUPE Solidarity with Striking HTU Members Borrow the CUPE NS Van Committee Election Results Members raise funds for the CUPE Solidarity Fund and the Mi’kmaq Legal Support Network Members Elected to NS Legislature Delegates Vote on Resolutions … Read more…