(Halifax) – Workers at five more Nova Scotia nursing homes have voted to take strike action to back their union’s contract demands.
- 265 employees of Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney (Local 1183) have voted 95% in favour of strike action
- 75 employees at Foyer Pere Fiset in Cheticamp (Local 2013) have voted 97% in favour
- 95 employees of Riverview Adult Residential Centre facility in New Glasgow (Local 2330) voted 92% in favour
- 70 employees at Highland Community Residential Services, a group home in New Glasgow (Local 2330) have voted 82% in favour
- 50 employees Milford Haven in Guysborough (Local 1723) have voted 96% in favour
CUPE strike votes are being held across the province. The union represents the vast majority of workers in nursing homes in Nova Scotia – more than 3,000 workers in 37 facilities.
The main issues in the dispute are wages, a shift differential, weekend premiums and the dental plan.
Jacquie Bramwell, CUPE National Rep., Sydney Office, (902) 539-4933 (o)
Wayne Thomas, CUPE National Rep., New Glasgow Office, (902) 752-2244 (o)
Terry Goulding, CUPE National Rep., New Glasgow Office, (902) 752-2244 (o)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep., (902) 455-4180 (o), firstname.lastname@example.org