Conciliation, Day of Action and Picket Captains Wanted!


After ten days of bargaining with the Government of Nova Scotia over eleven months, we have not been able to reach an agreement that secures significant wage increases for our members.

We’ve filed for conciliation in the hope that a third party can help refocus the government and education bosses on getting a fair collective agreement done. Rick Rose, who has worked with CUPE members before, has been appointed as our conciliator. We will notify you when dates for conciliation are finalized.

In the meantime, we need to increase pressure on the government by telling our stories to the community. That’s why we are holding an Education Worker Day of Action on February 28th. CUPE Education workers across the province will wear pink armbands along with NSSBCU lanyards to show government and the public that we will not accept the disrespect we’ve been shown any longer. This province-wide coordinated action will help us get media attention, where we can make sure our message reaches an even wider audience. All site contacts will receive their arm bands by Tuesday morning.

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