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Nova Scotia health care workers gathered in Truro September 24. Close to 150 delegates attended what was the first-ever, joint meeting of workers from three sectors - Acute Care, Long Term Care and Home Support (Home Care).

The three groups are exploring the possibility of forming a ‘Health Care Workers Co-ordinating Committee’ which would function as an umbrella group for all of health care.

Delegates voted to form a Steering Committee to look at what’s involved and come back with recommendations by the 2006 Division Convention.

They also heard from CUPE NL. Health Care Co-ordinator Brian Farewell about the major strides they’ve made in that province in co-ordinated bargaining for all health care workers.

CUPE represents 15,000 members in Nova Scotia, about half of which work in health care.