Thousands of N.S. acute-care workers willing to strike to back demands

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HALIFAX - Thousands of hospital workers across Nova Scotia say they are willing to walk off the job if the province doesn't meet their contract demands.
On Tuesday, the Canadian Union of Public Employees said that 14 of the 18 groups of hospital workers it represents have given their negotiators a strong strike mandate.
Last month, CUPE said that due to the second wave of the H1NI pandemic, its hospital workers would not take any form of job action before Jan. 11.
But the union has continued taking strike votes in the dispute that includes achieving wage parity with hospital workers in the Capital district.
CUPE says the remaining four groups should be done voting and have their results counted by the end of this week.
The union represents about 3,500 workers in different bargaining units including jobs in clerical, housekeeping, laboratory, X-ray and other departments.

Organizations: Canadian Union of Public Employees

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia

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