Dear NSGEU members,
You may have been following the news lately and have heard about Bill 148 that the McNeil government has recently imposed on 75,000 public sector workers. This Bill affects thousands of our own members.
We have launched our challenge to Bill 148
Earlier today NSGEU, through its legal counsel, served Notice of Intended Action in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in which we claim that Bill 148contravenes s. 2(d) (Freedom of Association) of the Charter of Rights in regards to Civil Service bargaining. Attached are the NSGEU’s documents, prepared and filed by Pink Larkin.
Of particular interest is the description of the grounds for the action, as well as the Charter argument.
As you can see, the fight for a fair collective agreement is not over and we will be using all the legal means we have to fight Bill 148.
Rally against Bill 148 planned for September 21
When Premier McNeil opens the Legislature on September 21, the NSGEU will be there as part of a rally of organized labour from across Nova Scotia. If you are able to attend it is of the utmost importance you do so. Please save the date and spread the word. Watch your inbox for more details.
There is a Bill 148 page on our website
If you or your co-workers have any questions, you can direct them to our Bill 148 webpage, which has information about the Bill and links to media related to the Bill. You can find it here. You can also call us at the NSGEU at 902-424-4063 or toll-free at 1-877-556-7438 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch for further updates and thank you for your attention to this important matter.
For more information and to find out how to help fight this legislation, click here.