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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/01/2007

CUPE opposes health-care strike ban


— The president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has publicly decried Nova Scotia’s proposed legislation to ban strikes by health-care workers. The proposed legislation, the product of public consultations that started in June, would ban strikes and lockouts and settle bargaining impasses with binding mediation or binding arbitration. CUPE president Paul Moist and Danny Cavanaugh, president of CUPE Nova Scotia, wrote Premier Rodney McDonald stating they are “deeply disturbed” to hear the province is introducing legislation to prevent about 32,000 health and community care workers from striking. The bill, proposed by the minority Conservative government, has little chance of becoming law because both the NDP and Liberal party have said they’ll vote against it.