Hundreds of Nova Scotia school workers to go on strike over wages next week



Hundreds of school workers in Nova Scotia plan to go on strike next week after rejecting a brand new contract provide from the province.

Workers on the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education plan to go on strike on Monday whereas workers on the South Shore Regional Centre for Education will start their strike on Tuesday.

Sandra Mullen, president of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union, says Locals 70 and 73 have been on the bargaining desk for nearly a 12 months with wages rising as the important thing sticking level.

She says workers within the two areas presently earn lower than workers in Halifax for a similar positions.

Mullen says school workers deserve to be paid the identical “from one finish of the province to the opposite.”

The workers poised to strike embrace instructional assistants, pupil assist workers and early childhood educators — prompting the 2 training centres to cancel school for all pre-primary college students as soon as the work stoppage begins.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Oct. 22, 2022.


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