Early intervention programs in Nova Scotia deliver services for young children who are diagnosed with, or are at risk of, developmental delay. As a result of the province’s recent review, a new board was created - Nova Scotia Early Childhood Development Intervention Services. Says Stewart, “We are very pleased that these employees have chosen to join CUPE, and we look forward to working on their behalf to develop a sound working relationship with their employer and their funder, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.”
CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen says, “We are certainly encouraged that Minister Karen Casey provided funding in October 2015 to help address low wages for early interventionists. “This is welcome news for these highly-qualified and hard-working employees. Clearly, they felt they needed a union to help them pursue more equitable wages and working conditions,” says McFadgen.