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HALIFAX, NS – Employees of Quest – A Society for Adult Support and Rehabilitation have voted 81% in favour of strike action.

CUPE National Rep. Peter Baxter says, “The 36 members of Local 1028 voted March 27. The main issues are the provincial common proposals contained in the tentative agreement for Long Term Care.

We’re hopeful that Community Services will soon contact CUPE to discuss establishing a lead table to deal with common issues put forward at all 14 employers which receive funding from the Department of Community Services – including Adult Residential Centres (ARC’s), Residential Care Facilities (RCF’s), group homes and small options facilities.”

Says Baxter, “This group is just a small fraction of the more than 1,400 CUPE members who work in the above mentioned facilities. To date, Community Services has not been willing to agree to the ‘lead table’ approach.

Ironically, this is the exact approach which has been adopted by the Department of Health, part of the same provincial government, and results in a successful outcome in Long Term Care,” he says.

For information:

Peter Baxter CUPE National Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (0)

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o)