(Pugwash) Employees of East Cumberland Lodge in Pugwash have ratified a new, three-year deal with their employer.
The agreement was negotiated on behalf of 3,000 Nova Scotia nursing home workers by the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Individual locals of CUPE are now in the process of holding ratification votes on the deal.
The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents workers in 37 homes across the province. The new deal includes wage increases of 2% in each year of the deal, plus major improvements to pensions, benefits, WCB provisions, retroactivity and staffing ratios.
CUPE National Representative Wayne Thomas, who negotiated the Pugwash agreement, says, These are well-deserved improvements for nursing home workers who work hard taking care of societys sick and elderly.
The new deal was fair and reasonable and our members saw it as such. The vote reflected that.
Wayne Thomas, CUPE National Rep.
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John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
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