HALIFAX, Nova Scotia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--About 200 employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2330, working at Riverview Home Corporation, could be out on the picket line soon if a deal is not reached at the CUPE Provincial lead table on Monday (CUPE Local 3067 and New Dawn Guest Home represented by HANS). Riverview Home Corporation is funded by the Department of Community Services.
Kim Cail, National Representative for CUPE, says the outstanding issues for this group are the same as the issues at the lead table — wages and job security.
“These workers haven’t seen a wage increase since March 31, 2021,” Cail says. “They are frustrated, feeling unseen and unappreciated. No one ever wants to go on strike, but there comes a point when there are no other options.”
The Local's members took a strike vote last week that gave an overwhelming 100% in favour of job action.
The support staff and residential counsellors look after adults in the Adult Residential Center, group homes and in the Independent Living program who have physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
Cail says the lead table is in conciliation today and is hopeful that an agreement can be achieved.
Local 2330, Riverview Home, is the sixth community services local in Nova Scotia to hold a positive strike vote.