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New Glasgow – Bargaining has begun on behalf of 3,300 people in 32 hospitals across the province.

CUPE Hospital Co-ordinator Wayne Thomas says, “This is a critical round of bargaining. Our members have narrowed down our priorities to a few key issues. We are determined to achieve our objectives in this round.”

The main issues include:


  • Wage increases
  • Pension Improvements
  • Protection against workload concerns
  • Improved health benefits
  • Benefits for retirees


CUPE represents healthcare, clerical and service workers in the 32 hospitals.

For information:

Wayne Thomas
CUPE National Rep.
(902) 752-2244 (O)

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

Regional contacts:

Carl Crouse (Local 4150, Middleton) – (902) 825-9477
Jim Laverie (Local 835, Yarmouth) – (902) 740-00713
Patsy Deleski (Local 2431, Sydney) – (902) 539-4933
Karen MacKenzie (L. 2525, Truro) – (902) 899-0840
Dianne Frittenburg (L1933, Bridgewater) – (902) 212-1478