HALIFAX, Nov. 28, 2011 /CNW/ - This evening, the Canadian Restaurant and
Foodservices Association (CRFA) will appear before the Law Amendments
Committee of the Legislature to urge government to scrap plans to
introduce Bill 102, "An Act to Prevent Unnecessary Labour Disruptions
and Protect the Economy." Despite the business community's objections,
government has introduced first contract legislation that allows it to
impose a first collective agreement on employers after only 120 days.
"Business operators in Nova Scotia can't understand the need for this
legislation," say Luc Erjavec, CRFA's Atlantic Canada Vice President.
"Nova Scotia has one of the best labour relations environments with one
of fewest lost days due to strikes in the country. In fact, in 2010
there was not a single strike or lockout in the province."
"It is incomprehensible that government is completely ignoring the views
of the business community at a time when Nova Scotians want their
government to focus on jobs and the economy," continues Erjavec.
"Forcing this bill on Nova Scotians will not create or protect a single
job. The only thing it does is appease big labour and powerful unions."
CRFA is one of Canada's largest business associations, with more than
30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions
and other foodservice providers. Nova Scotia's $1.6-billion foodservice industry employs more than 30,000
people in communities across the province.
SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
For further information:
Luc Erjavec, 902-209-0804 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org; Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or email@example.com.