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Nova Scotia highway workers continue to mobilize in their fight to stop contracting out. Bargaining just got underway for the workers, members of CUPE 1867. The local is fighting the steady erosion of jobs and services by private contractors. After scoring a major victory that stopped the wholesale contracting-out of highway maintenance work several years ago, the provincial government is now chipping away at the work, contracting out one job at a time.

CUPE 1867 is working hard to get members involved and active for negotiations, and membership communications is playing a key role. The locals latest newsletter exposes the myths and facts about contracting out, countering managements claims that the highway maintenance selloff will save money without affecting safety and quality.