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National Representative

Local Address: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canadian Union of Public Employees
80 Commerce Valley Drive E. Suite 1
Markham , Ontario L3T 0B2
Canada

Company Description: CUPE is Canada's largest union, representing 485,000 women and men working in health care, emergency services, education, municipalities, social services,...   more
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CUPE long-term care coordinator ...
cupe.ca, 31 Oct 2010 [cached]
CUPE long-term care coordinator Kelly Murray, the union's chief negotiator for the economic package that will flow to 3,500 long-term care workers in 36 facilities across the province, said the agreement means they can now "put the wage parity issue to bed for this sector." 
"Issues important to nursing home workers had to be sacrificed during this round of bargaining on the march to parity. In the next round - which is only a little over a year away - CUPE can focus on these important issues and not be distracted by the need to secure equal pay for work of equal value."
In the coming weeks all of the other CUPE locals will be asked to vote on the same tentative agreement. Murray says he and his provincial bargaining committee will be recommending acceptance of the settlement.
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Kelly Murray Long-term care coordinator (902) 455-4180
CUPE long term care coordinator ...
cupe.ca, 13 Sept 2010 [cached]
CUPE long term care coordinator Kelly Murray said, "Contract talks to reach a first collective agreement at two new Shannex nursing homes have reached an impasse as a result."
"Both Parkland at the Lakes which employs some 80 nursing home workers in Dartmouth and Bissett Court which employs another 55 workers in Cole Harbour are insisting on treating employees differently by attempting to negotiate two different sets of benefits for employees working in the facilities," Murray added.
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Kelly Murray       CUPE LTC Co-ordinator      Tel: (902) 455-4180
It was unfortunate that during this ...
www.3912.cupe.ca, 29 Mar 2011 [cached]
It was unfortunate that during this period Kelly Murray, the CUPE representative who had long worked with the local, was transferred to other duties.
CUPE National Representative Kelly ...
cupe.ca, 1 Dec 2008 [cached]
CUPE National Representative Kelly Murray says, "These 110 drivers transport students with the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board (AVRSB), which chose to contract out the service several years ago.
"As a result, they are the lowest paid group of school bus drivers in Nova Scotia and we'd like to change that," says Murray.
"Under CUPE's new provincial bargaining structure - recently agreed to with the Department of Education - we have achieved a standard rate for school bus drivers which is $18.81 an hour," he says.
"We will be approaching the AVRSB and suggesting to them that when the contract with First Student Canada expires in about a year's time, there will no longer be a need to contract out the service because the province has committed to these wage rates for all CUPE drivers across the province," says Murray.
"While there may have been some rationale to contract out the service years ago, that is no longer the case with the new provincial agreement.  This should be a no-brainer for Board members with the AVRSB," he says.
Kelly Murray, a long-term ...
www.capebretonpost.com [cached]
Kelly Murray, a long-term care co-ordinator for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, estimated Thursday the shortage of personal care workers/continuing care assistants across the province may be as high as 1,000 workers.
"If we can't keep up the complement of employees and we keep putting the onus on existing staff we are compounding the problem," he said.
"People are not getting the care they are suppose to get (and) employees are getting burned out."
Murray said the shortage becomes more evident when nursing home staff are falling sick and there aren't enough replacements.
The Nova Scotia government has announced an ambitious $74-million strategy to build new nursing homes and add 832 new long-term care beds in 32 communities by 2010.
Murray said there has been a continuing problem in recent years recruiting new nursing home workers that could be eased by changes in the way they are trained.
He said the $9,000 cost of taking a personal care worker/continuing care assistant course is too high, even though some employers are offering bursaries.
"When people see that they say ‘I can't afford that type of thing.'"
The onus is on the provincial government to provide the funding to allow nursing homes to offer their own training programs on site, he said.
"In the old days they used to bring people in, hire them and train them right on the site.That's the way to go because the cost is minimized."
Murray said it would also give new staff the first-hand experience to decide if they will like working in a nursing home.
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