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CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says his union is cautiously optimistic, after being informed today that contract talks will finally resume tomorrow morning (Friday, January 15) at 10:00 am in Truro.

Cavanagh says, “Our acute care negotiating team will sit down with hospital employers tomorrow for the first time since November, 2009, and that has to be a good sign. We have been saying for several days now that the only place this dispute is going to get settled is at the bargaining table and now that is finally happening.

“We have also been informed that our school board group will resume their contract talks on Sunday. Our bargaining objectives remain the same – a negotiated settlement for both groups of workers.

“I want to assure Nova Scotians that CUPE is committed to reaching a negotiated settlement and averting a strike,” he says.