N.S. hospital workers back strike action with completion of votes

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HALIFAX - Hospital workers across Nova Scotia who belong to CUPE have voted 85 per cent in favour of walking off the job to back contract demands.
Eighteen groups of CUPE members outside the Capital health district have now completed their strike votes.
Union official Wayne Thomas said Friday of the 4,129 union members, 3,283 cast ballots with 2,781 voting to support a possible walkout.
The union maintains the workers will not take any form of job action before Jan. 11 because of the second wave of the H1N1 pandemic.
The main issues in the dispute include achieving wage parity with hospital workers in the Capital district.
The CUPE members work in different bargaining units including jobs in clerical, housekeeping, laboratory, X-ray and other departments.

Organizations: CUPE, N.S. hospital

Geographic location: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia

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