With hundreds of delegates from 45 municipalities in attendance, it was a great way to get the Water Watch message out to key decision makers across the province. And the response from delegates was enthusiastic.
“We gave out almost 300 copies of our draft resolutions for municipal councils,” said Darrell Gorman, representing CUPE Nova Scotia. “The vast majority were in complete agreement and have promised to present the resolutions to their councils.”
For CUPE members in Halifax, Water Watchs exposure at the conference couldnt have come at a better time. Three multinational corporations are currently fine-tuning their bids to design, build, own and maintain the five sewage treatment plants that are to be built around Halifax Harbour.
CUPE 108, 227 and 1493 are committed to keeping the future plants in public hands and the three municipal locals are putting the final touches on a campaign to be launched later this month.