CCRSB changes name

CCRSB Changes Name

The CCRSB Regional Update of March 29, 2018 states that the ‘Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’ will change it’s name to the ‘Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education’ effective April 1, 2018.
The web and social media sites will reflect this change right away but other changes may take time to implement.

Read the CCRSB article – March 29, 2018. – Opens in a new window.

According to our local by-laws:
Section 1 – Name
The name of this Local will be: Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3890, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.

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(Editor comment – If a change is contemplated in our official name, would it be desirable to have a shorter form to work with?)

A suggestion – change that section to read:
Section 1 – Name
The name of this Local will be: Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3890, Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education.” and for brevity, may also be referred to as: CUPE Local 3890, CCRCE.

NSTU Rally – Monday, February 26, 2018


CUPE Nova Scotia and the NSTU want our help.

CUPE 3890 members are invited to attend a rally to greet Mr. Zach Churchill, the Nova Scotia Minister of Education.

When:      Monday, February 26, 2018

Time:        4pm

Where:     Truro Junior High, 445 Young Street, Truro

The purpose of the rally is to show a proper and respectful greeting to the Minister as he arrives for a scheduled meeting at 4:30pm with 20 local teachers.

This message was sent to us by Nan McFadgen, President of CUPE Nova Scotia, and Drew Moore from the NSTU.

NSTU News Release February 21, 2018

NSTU votes to protect public education

Nova Scotia teachers voted firmly in favour of protecting public education by giving the NSTU a strike mandate.

Eighty-two and a half per cent voted in favour of job action. Ninety-four per cent of NSTU public schools members participated in the vote.

“Teachers are prepared to put themselves at risk, both professionally and financially, to stop a damaging experiment in our public education system,” says NSTU President, Liette Doucet.

To read the full News release from the NSTU website CLICK HERE Article will open in new window.

What will the Teachers Do?

The NSTU has voted overwhelmingly in favor of job action.

What will they do?
How will their actions affect us as CUPE members?

We will try to keep our membership informed as things develop. Watch for notices to members that could be posted on bulletin boards, and will be published on this website. Things may happen quickly without much time to prepare.

The CBC has written an article “NSTU votes in favour of illegal job action, wants meeting with minister, premier”.
CLICK HERE to open this article in new window.
NOTE: This link is from the CBC website and may disappear if they change or update their story.

Local Officer Contact Info

How do I contact my ‘Local Union Official’?

Sherrylynn has asked that I make available the memo, she created, that gives contact information for the Executive and most of the other committee positions in our local.

However, there is a security and privacy concern about publishing this information ‘openly’ on these pages. Anything shown on this website can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection, anywhere in the world, and that includes spambots and data miners. To minimize the risk, Sherrylynn’s memo has been converted to a pdf file and requires you to Click Here to view or download it.

CUPE Press Release – 2018-01-24

Liberal government throws education sector into chaos

That is the title of this press release from CUPE concerning the NS Government’s intent to amalgamate all seven English School Boards into a single unit. Details are sparse.

We should be concerned that this might affect our collective bargaining process even more that it does now. Could this be a pre-cursor to having just a single Collective Agreement between the various CUPE locals and this new ‘Super Board’, instead of each Region being able to negotiate separate CA’s.

CUPE National, CUPE Nova Scotia and the each Local Executive will be consulting on the best way to approach this and ensure that members rights are maintained.

Read the press release here.

Or, you can view the article on the CUPE Nova Scotia website by clicking the link below.

Liberal government throws education sector into chaos

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