Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 24, 2013 14:34 ET

CUPE members at Shiretown and Ivey's Terrace nursing homes give union strike mandate

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 24, 2013) - Employees of Shiretown Nursing Home in Pictou and Ivey's Terrace Nursing Home in Trenton have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action.

CUPE National Representative Betty Jean Sutherland says, "The members of CUPE Local 2503 have now given their negotiating committee a strong strike mandate as a result of this employer tabling a number of concessions.

"With conciliation scheduled for November 20, we will head back to the bargaining table with the goal of removing these concessions and reaching an agreement that's fair for these employees," says Sutherland.

CUPE represents just over 100 Continuing Care Assistants (CCA's), cooks, maintenance, housekeeping and laundry employees at the two facilities, which opened in early 2012.

Contact Information

  • Betty Jean Sutherland
    CUPE National Rep.
    (902) 331-1802 (m)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)