Solution to pre-primary problems is ECEC: CUPE Nova Scotia

A new study which shows more than one-quarter of Nova Scotia children entering primary school have learning problems should not come as a big surprise, according to CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh. “The statistics compiled from data gathered by primary teachers in 2012-2013 confirm what countless studies have shown – that our country, as a whole, is … Read more…

CUPE lauds minister for approving hub school model

The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, is pleased to see the Minister of Education approve in principle the Hub School Model, as recommended by the School Review Process Study Report. “It is a good start,” says Cavanagh. “CUPE has supported using school buildings in non-traditional ways as an alternative to school closures for a number of years. … Read more…

Asking the right questions: A guide for municipalities considering P3s

In this guide, economist John Loxley takes a critical look at the case for and against using public-private partnerships (P3s) for municipal infrastructure. Download a printable copy of Asking the right questions: A guide for municipalities considering P3s His analysis goes beyond the claims made by P3 promoters to examine the costs and consequences of privatizing … Read more…