Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

June 07, 2012 09:48 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE asks 'What is the cost of balance?'

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) - A delegation representing CUPE acute care and school board workers from across Nova Scotia will be gathering at the provincial Department of Finance office on Friday, June 8, 2012 to deliver more than 12,000 postcards that ask a simple question, "What is the cost of balance?"

The postcards represent the response from thousands of concerned CUPE members to comments made by former Minister of Finance Graham Steele when he said that he wasn't hearing anything back from residents regarding his plan to get the province 'back to balance' by the spring of 2013.

"We'd like to ask the new Minister of Finance, Maureen MacDonald, a straight-forward question", says CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh. "We'd like to know if back to balance means more cuts to school boards and health care in our province, on top of the cuts we've already seen."

  • When: Friday, June 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Department of Finance office, 1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh, along with spokespersons from CUPE school board and acute care locals, will be in attendance and available for media interviews.

Contact Information

  • Danny Cavanagh
    President, CUPE Nova Scotia
    (902) 957-0822 (cell)

    Derrick Barrett
    CUPE Communications
    (902) 455-4180 (o)