HALIFAX, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - A coalition of the province's health care unions
will be holding the fourth in a series of five regional meetings on the
MacDonald government's plans to try and ban health care strikes in Dartmouth
on Monday, October 29.
The final two meetings will take place as follows:
Halifax/Dartmouth - Monday, October 29, 7-9 pm, Holiday Inn Harbourview,
Dartmouth, Lake City Ballroom
New Glasgow - Thursday, November 1, 7-9pm, Heather Hotel, Allan/McBean
The coalition was formed earlier this year when Premier MacDonald
announced plans to introduce legislation designed to take away the right to
strike from some 32,000 health care workers.
It consists of seven unions, including the NSGEU (Nova Scotia Government
Employees Union), CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees), NSNU (Nova Scotia
Nurses Union), CAW (Canadian Auto Workers Union), IUOE (International Union of
Operating Engineers), SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and CUPW
(Canadian Union of Postal Workers).
The legislation has now been made public, even though both opposition
parties have said they will not be supporting it.
For further information:
For further information: Rick Clarke (NSFL), (902) 454-6735; Danny
Cavanagh, CUPE, (902) 957-0822; Joan Jessome, NSGEU, (902) 471-4566; Janet
Hazelton, NSNU, (902) 456-2084; Shauna Wilcox, CAW, 1-800-591-7523; Gerard
Higgins, SEIU, (902) 455-1095; Dwayne Fitzgerald, IUOE (902) 539 5438; Fred
Furlong, CUPW, (902) 454-5812