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CUPE Nova Scotia has "mixed reaction" to provincial budget

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Publication Date: 
6 Apr 2010

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The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, says while there
are some good things in the NDP government's first full budget, his
union is disappointed that early learning and childcare was not even
mentioned in the document.

"Early Childhood Educators in this province deserve to earn a
living wage and as the primary funder, the provincial government has a
critical role to play in this regard," says Cavanagh.

"We're also disappointed that the government has not spelled out
its position on P3s, so-called Public-Private-Partnerships. Following
the recent audit of the P3 schools contracts, we see no upside to
pursuing these questionable funding arrangements."

Cavanagh says, "CUPE is pleased the Government heard the public
with respect to the creation of a 4th and 5th new tax bracket. This
means the 7,500 people in Nova Scotia who earn more than $150,000 will
now pay higher taxes."


-reprinted from MarketWire