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(Halifax) CUPE health care workers across Nova Scotia are now being informed of a Cease and Desist order which has been issued by the Nova Scotia Labour Board.

CUPE Atlantic Regional Director Roger Neeley says, We are now in receipt of a series of orders from the Labour Board with regard to our Day of Protest. We have contacted our locals and our site reps across the province and informed them of the orders.

We will be asking our members to comply with the return to work, as per the order, at the beginning of their next regularly scheduled shift, says Neeley.

CUPE health care workers joined with other workers in setting up picket lines at hospitals across Nova Scotia today to protest the Hamm governments Bill 68.

Bill 68 takes away the right to strike and denies access to free collective bargaining for 9,000 acute care workers, including 3,000 health care workers in 35 hospitals represented by CUPE.

For information:
Roger Neeley, Director, Atlantic Region
(902) 455-4180 (o)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 222-8457 (Cell) - (902) 455-4180 (o)