Calling all members of CUPE!
An election campaign is underway in Nova Scotia, and as members we all know how important it is to have representation in government that values unions and looks out for union members. So much is on the line when it comes to the outcome of this election.
We need to be seen showing up for the community and have a presence of members out in the NS NDP leader’s riding of Halifax-Chebucto.
A perfect demonstration of what a difference the NDP can make for us is seen in the parties’ attitudes toward sick days. The Liberals have provided only a temporary coverage of four sick days. The NDP plan understands that sick days are not a detriment to our work. Gary Burrill will add 10 permanent paid sick days to the Labour Standards Code and make it illegal for employers to require a doctor’s note when taking time off for illness – and this is just one example.
As members we must stand together and make sure that our government represents us, and is not undermining our quality of life.
Halifax-Chebucto – Gary Burrill’s home riding – needs YOU to help get the word out to the public and make sure that he can keep representing us in the government of Nova Scotia. Their campaign office is located at 6440 Quinpool Road and have invited us to drop by and help get the word out. Please give them a call at 902-706-5111 and ask how you can help!
We also need volunteers to help our CUPE members who are candidates, canvas. We have five CUPE members running, our National President Mark Hancock will be joining them on the campaign trail from August 4th to August 6th (more info to follow on social media). if you would like to come out and help we would love to see you. If there is no CUPE member running in your area, stop by the local NDP candidates campaign office and lend a hand.
Joy Polley Pictou East
Sean Foley Colchester North
Tammy Jakeman Eastern Passage
Jason Langille Kings West
Cheryl Burbidge Annapolis
It’s time we support the party that supports the work we do in public service.
If you are interested, please feel free to reach out and we can help you find the campaign office in your area.
CUPE NS Executive