Long term care facilities in Nova Scotia have been subjected to budget cuts and government neglect. One way this manifests is in staff working shorthanded. unable to provide residents the full care they need and deserve. We talk with a long term care worker and CUPE activist who is raising the alarm.
A new CCPA report shows that, based on the Cobequid Pass experience, P3 highways cost more and reduce accountability when you compare it to the traditional way of highway construction and maintenance,
Halifax – Please join us for a town hall about the proposed Pictou-Antigonish stretch of Highway 104. The two events take place in Antigonish on June 4 and in New Glasgow on June 5.
News release: Today, CUPE Nova Scotia and CUPE 8920 acute care workers launched a new radio to bring attention to broken promises made by Premier Stephen McNeil when he moved the provincial system to a single health care authority.
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.