Media release: CUPE Nova Scotia is calling on the McNeil government to immediately increase funding to all publicly-funded long-term care facilities, so they reach a minimum staff funding of 4.1 hours of care per resident each day.
Letter by Nan McFadgen, president of CUPE Nova Scotia, on the continuing crisis in long term care in our province. “I am frustrated that government does not hear our voices. Recruitment and retention continue to get worse in long term care. Would you be attracted to a profession where you are underpaid, undervalued, understaffed and underfunded?”
The provincial government is engaged in an orchestrated effort to move education jobs out of the union sphere. 1000 school principals, 200 or more school psychologists and speech and language pathologists, social workers and new positions in the expanding Schools Plus program will no longer be unionized. “While this may be a less sensational way of weakening the unions than, say, imposing wage freezes and concessions that force teachers and other education workers out onto the picket line, it poses no less a threat to their very existence,” writes John McCracken.
Great news for the Community Justice Society workers!
Dropped by the picketing Community Justice Society workers, and learned about the vital job they perform. Why is it that the most important jobs always seem to get the worst pay?
Judy Haiven joins the picket line on a very hot day two of the restorative justice caseworkers’ strike.
Please join us on Monday, July 30, as restorative justice caseworkers, members of CUPE 4764, are joined by friends and allies to protest chronic underfunding of the community restorative justice program by the provincial government.
he union representing highway workers in Nova Scotia has questions about the long-term cost of a new P3 highway, especially if maintenance and snow removal are contracted out to private operators.
After more than a year of bargaining the Nova Scotia Health Care Council of Unions is announcing that it will soon hold Nova Scotia’s first ever province-wide Health Care Bargaining Unit strike vote.
CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen before Law Amendments this morning: “A large part of the inclusion program is working with students with special needs. This work is performed by dedicated CUPE members who are educational program assistants and teacher assistants. There has been no place for their voice in the Commission on Inclusion.”