United we are stronger.

As Canadian workers we rely on our pensions and benefits so we can live and retire with dignity.
So with Canada’s inadequate bankruptcy laws allow failing corporations to take the money intended for our pensions and benefits, and use it to pay off CEOs, banks and investors instead.
We need to stop corporations from putting shareholders, banks and creditors ahead of their employees when they file for bankruptcy.
Please sign.
Proud member of CUPE 3890
Scott Hefler

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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.

Bargaining for a new contract – 2018

First Drafts of Proposals

Our bargaining Committee has met with the Employer for the first session of bargaining for our new collective agreement. Basically all that is done at the first meeting is that each side presents it’s proposals to the other side, so they can be studied. We know that we will ask for some things we will not be able to get, and the Employer will do the same. Future sessions will flesh out the proposals, making modifications to bargaining positions, to eventually come up with the best agreement that can be agreed to by both sides.

Copies of the draft proposals are now available to the membership. To understand them better, you should have a copy of the present collective agreement so that these proposals can be kept, in context. If you need to view or download a copy, a link is available under the ‘Resources’ menu tab.

First – What is the Employer asking?

Download (PDF, 959KB)

Remember that neither side knows what the other side has initially proposed.

What is our Negotiating Committee trying to get us.

Download (PDF, 2.18MB)

Sorry for the poor quality. Because the originals were not available, we had to makes copies of photocopies, made on an older machine. They have been enhanced as much as possible to ensure legibility. Our CUPE Proposals had some text that was highlighted that did not show up well, so a second copy of that page (page 2) was included that displays the text that is hidden under the highlight.

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.

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