Warning message

Please note that this page is from our archives. There may be more up-to-date content about this topic on our website. Use our search engine to find out.

(Halifax) An overwhelming majority of employees at Glades Nursing Home have voted to take strike action if their contract isnt settled soon. Were quite willing to meet with the employer to resolve these matters, says Kowalski.

The members of CUPE Local 1259 showed up in force for last nights vote, with 104 of 105 employees taking part in the vote.

CUPE National Representative Barbara Kowalski says, This group of nursing home workers are not at all pleased with the employer’s position in this round of bargaining. Outstanding items include scheduling and vacation entitlements, among other things.

The strong turnout for the strike vote certainly indicates how keen they are to communicate their displeasure to this employer, says Kowalski.

Of the 104 who voted, 97 voted in favor of strike action. Thats sends a very strong message to the employer that their position needs to be reconsidered, adds the CUPE Rep.

The provincial package which was negotiated by CUPE on behalf of 3,000 nursing homes workers has been agreed to, explains Kowalski. The outstanding local issues need to be addressed in a satisfactory manner.

Local 1259 represents Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Personal Care Workers (PCWs), maintenance, general workers, cooks, physio assistants and activity workers.

For information:
Barbara Kowalski
CUPE National Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o)

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o)