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M E D I A A D V I S O R Y

(Halifax) Unions representing hospital workers and other public sector workers in Nova Scotia will hold a news conference Monday, June 18 to condemn Bill 68, and outline possible actions to fight the bill.

The Hamm government is currently debating the bill, which will see some 9,000 acute care workers in Nova Scotia lose the right to strike and the right to free collective bargaining.

(EDITORS: The news conference will take place at 11:00 a.m., Monday June 18 in the Lower Foyer of the Legislative Assembly.)

Speakers will include:

  • Betty-Jean Sutherland, President CUPE Nova Scotia and Roger Neeley, CUPE Regional Director
  • Joan Jessome, President Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU)
  • Heather Henderson, President Nova Scotia Nurses Union (NSNU)
  • Brian Forbes, Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU)
  • Rick Clarke, President Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL)
  • Larry Wark, Regional Director Canadian Auto Workers (CAW)
  • Gerard Higgins, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

For information:
Rick Janson, NSGEU Information Officer
(902) 483-9790 (Cell)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 222-8457 (Cell)