Talks have broken off between long-term care workers, represented by the CUPE 1635, and their employer, the Alderwood Rest Home in Baddeck, NS.

CUPE National Representative Tammy Martin says, “After three days of bargaining, we are a long way from reaching a deal. Yet to be resolved are issues around time off, wages, and benefits. The collective bargaining only works if both parties respect the process.”

CUPE 1635 President Ashley Aucoin says, “Our members care deeply about the residents they care for, but low wages, long hours, vacation denials, and burn out have taken their toll. We all deserve better – both workers and residents.”

Quality long term care is provided by a team of health care staff, and CUPE 1635 proudly represents approximately 80 members who work as continuing care assistants, licensed practical nurses, and in support services such as dietary, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, and more.