Liberal government throws education sector into chaos

group of school kids and teacher in classroom

Today’s announcement by Minister Churchill to consolidate Nova Scotia’s seven English school boards into one, while heavy on policy change, includes no details on how the government plans to implement those changes. Nan McFadgen, President of CUPE Nova Scotia, says, “With the lack of details regarding the path to achieving this plan, the minister has … Read more…

Liberal commissioned report misses the mark – Local governance remains best for Nova Scotia’s education system

CUPE representatives are dismayed that recommendations for the province’s education system, by Dr. Avis Glaze, will see the McNeil Liberal government repeat the mistakes they made in health care. “We are not surprised that the McNeil Liberal government’s commissioned report falls in line with the Liberal Party’s motion at their 2016 AGM to create two … Read more…

Union applies for conciliation in bargaining with Cape Breton University

The union representing support staff at Cape Breton University in Sydney has applied to the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education for conciliation in contract negotiations that broke off on January 18, 2018. Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National Representative Kathy MacLeod says the union hopes to meet with the conciliator as … Read more…