Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

December 11, 2009 14:41 ET

CUPE Hospital Workers Strike Vote Now Completed: 85% Overall Result

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2009) - The last of the strike votes for CUPE hospital workers across Nova Scotia have now been tabulated.

CUPE Acute Care Coordinator Wayne Thomas says, "Eighty-five percent of our members have supported a possible strike in early 2010."

Of the 4,129 hospital workers in CUPE, 3,283 voted with 2,781 voting to support their bargaining committee's position in this round of contract talks.

Eighteen groups of CUPE hospital workers across the province outside the Capital District held votes.

Earlier this month, CUPE announced there would be no job action in the hospital sector before January 11, 2010 because of the H1N1 pandemic.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Acute Care Co-ordinator
    Wayne Thomas
    902-759-1057 (Cell)
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    John McCracken
    455-4180 (o)