N.S. govt, CUPE resume talks; hope to avoid strike at rural hospitals, schools
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- - February 25, 2010 at 00:46:10
Im not holding my breath, Ill be passing my keys in tonight and will be prepared to picket Monday but I sure hope it gets solved. I think the government should look at the top of the school board if they wanna save money stop making up jobs for friends and paying them 60,000 - 100,000 a year meanwhile the poor guy at the bottom just wants a losey 1.9 more % than what was offered
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:46
Talks between the healthcare workers and the government broke down in October. Both groups have been offered a one per cent wage increase but they are holding out for a 2.9 per cent increase for the first year of a three-year deal, to keep wages on par with that received by CUPE employees in Halifax.
I think that the reporter has confused the healthcare contract with the school support staff contract - the healthcare contract expired March 2009 - not 2007 - and the main issue is parity ( which has been in place for 10 years )