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National Union says ‘Arbitrator Dorsey’s decision is “A strong defence of labour rights”’

The following is a copy of a news release issued by the National Union of Public & General Employees on January 20th. Ottawa (20 Jan. 2015) – Arbitrator James Dorsey’s interim decision on the restructuring of health care unions in Nova Scotia is best described as a “strong defence of labour rights,” according to James Clancy, National […]

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What you can do to help fight Bill 1!

Bill 1 is taking away health care workers’ rights to have a say in their union representation, and will impose a contract on them without giving them any say in the matter. Politicians and your employer keep saying that their wages and benefits won’t be affected.  They’re wrong. If you want to know what health care workers […]

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Call to Action: Join the Rally on Monday, September 29th

On Monday, the Liberal government is planning to introduce legislation that will dictate union representation for all health care workers. This government has rejected a fair and reasonable proposal that was developed by all four unions. Instead, government will legislate all health care workers into bargaining units that will be represented by a union of […]

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Government is Legislating Away Your Union Representation & Collective Agreement

Premier Stephen McNeil plans to take away your hard-earned rights and benefits, and says “health care workers don’t care” who represent them. We need you to send this government a very clear message that Premier McNeil is wrong. Premier McNeil revealed to media yesterday that he is rejecting the Bargaining Association proposal put forward by […]

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“And Now — The Bill” — How Bill C-377 will cost taxpayers big bucks

The following is an article from Blacklock’s Reporter: Tax authorities expect to penalize unions millions of dollars under legislation due to pass the Senate this week, according to confidential Canada Revenue Agency documents. An estimated $72 million a year in penalties will be due under Bill C-377, a private Conservative measure that compels unions to […]

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Protecting whistleblowers in Nova Scotia

The idea of employees coming forward to raise concerns about illegal or dishonest activities in a government department or private company is not new. This practice (probably better known as “whistleblowing”) has been taking place for a fairly long time. In the United States, for example, it goes back to at least the 1860s. It […]

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