The Nova Scotia Municipal and Highway Workers Coordinating Committee (NSMHWCC) is a body composed of CUPE locals that represent municipal employees and highway workers in Nova Scotia.
Workers in these locals maintain roads, operate water and sewage plants, perform clerical and technical duties, install and repair traffic lights, deliver social services, maintain our parks, pick up garbage and recycling and keep our streets clean.
Their members work in municipalities, districts, townships, villages and more. This committee deals with common issues between these workers, including sectoral trends, legislation affecting civic workers and the relationship between civic councils and their workers.
In all, CUPE represents 3000 plus municipal employees and highway workers in Nova Scotia. CUPE has also organized workers employed by private companies that perform contract work financed by public funds.
NSMHWCC keeps a close eye on collective bargaining, pensions, government legislation and other political and social justice issues. NSMHWCC gives CUPE members in this sector a voice in protecting municipal services, and a voice in our union!
“To unite municipal and highway workers across Nova Scotia in co-coordinating and presenting common issues pertaining to its locals and members; to raise awareness in the communities where we live and work; and to establish, and continue to improve on, the desirable working conditions through the collective bargaining process which provides our members and their families the comfort, happiness, and security to which every person is entitled.”