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…