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Province-Wide Day of Action November 30 in Support of Long-Term Care and Community Services

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, November 29, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CUPE members who work in long-term care and community services will hold rallies across the province as part of a "Day of Action" on Tuesday, November 30, calling on the Nova Scotia government to take immediate action to support long-term care workers and residents.

"The province must act now to increase staffing levels and wages," says Louise Riley, chair of CUPE’s Long-Term Care and Community Services Coordinating Committee. "For decades, the government has imposed a wage freeze or an increase far below the rate of inflation. Many workers in these sectors must work two jobs, work at more than one facility, or work overtime, just to get by."

"Where’s the incentive to continue working in a job with low wages, cancelled vacations, mandated overtime, and often working short?" adds Riley.

The rallies are scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. at the following locations:





2080 Windsor Street

St. Vincent’s Guest Home


84 Kenwood Drive

Harbourstone Enhanced Care

Eastern Passage

1909 Caldwell Road

Ocean View Continuing Care


15857 Central Avenue

Inverness Legion

St. Peter’s

Main Street

Old Irving parking lot

North Sydney

11 Queen Street

Northside Community Guest


96 Bayside Drive

Bay Side Home

Glace Bay

275 South Street

Seaview Manor


2313 Hwy. 206

St. Anne Community and Nursing Care Centre

New Glasgow

739 East River Road

Glen Haven Manor


25 Front Street

Office of Minister of Community Services Karla MacFarlane


1430 Purcell’s Cove Road

Arborstone Enhanced Care


190 Church Street

Adult Residential Centre


271 Main Street

Office of MLA Kim Masland


392 Main Street

Office of MLA Zack Churchill


147 South Albion Street

Mall parking lot


73 Howe Street

Surf Lodge Nursing Home


50 Shoreham Lane

Melville Lodge


11 Sproule Street

High Crest Springhill Home for Special Needs


25 Blockhouse Hill Road

Harbour View Haven


195 Cottage Street

Office of MLA Chris Palmer

"The province is not acting fast enough. These sectors are in crisis and these workers are burnt out and dropping out, and residents are not receiving the complete care they deserve," says CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen.

"Many changes are needed, including legislation that will ensure nursing homes deliver a minimum of 4.1 direct care hours, per resident per day, to meet the basic needs of residents," says McFadgen.

CUPE members are asking the public to contact their MLA, Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care Barbara Adams, and Premier Tim Houston, and ask them to increase staffing levels and wages immediately. Contact information is available at

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Colleen Reynolds
CUPE Atlantic Communications

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