CUPE, PSAC, and THANS Joint Statement

CUPE’s Nova Scotia Transition House Sector Committee, PSAC representatives, and local union representatives met with the Transition House Association of Nova Scotia Board to discuss how to achieve wage equity in the provincial violence-against-women sector.

We share a common concern regarding the current state of compensation for front-line staff and have agreed to work towards fair and equitable compensation.

We recognize that a united front, composed of labour and THANS management, is crucial in devising an effective plan of action and collaboratively tackling next steps.


“This is a historic collaboration between union and management for collective action towards equity across the violence-against-women sector.” Patricia Perry – Chair of CUPE’s Nova Scotia Transition House Sector Committee

“The members of PSAC Local 80030 are pleased that the employer stands with Transition Home staff in the fight for fair compensation. Our work has been undervalued for too long.” Tiffany Slauenwhite-Meisner –PSAC Local President, Harbour House

Media Contacts

Kim Cail, National Servicing Representative
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Laura Haywood, Atlantic Political Communications Officer
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Ann de Ste Croix, Provincial Coordinator
Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS)