This time government is targeting Universities!
Bill 100 “Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act” was introduced by the Liberal government on Wed., April 22 and promoted as a Bill designed to make universities more accountable. Who doesn’t want universities to be more accountable and sustainable? However, the Bill contains a stealthy section, Section 8, that if left in, gives unprecedented power to the universities to take away workers’ rights and dictate their own terms.
Post-secondary workers have the constitutional right to free collective bargaining and the right to strike under the Trade Union Act. This Bill overrides rights in both of these areas by giving the university unilateral powers.
Tell the Premier to remove Section 8 and related provisions from this Bill and to stop attacking workers’ rights.
- Contact Premier Stephen McNeil at:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Minister of Labour and Advanced Education, Kelly Regan at: email@example.com
- You can also visit here to find your MLA.
Law Amendments Hearing on Tues.,April 28 or Wed., April 29
We also need people to sign up to speak against the Bill at Law Amendments Committee hearing. We expect this will be on Tues. or Wed. but we are not sure of the time at this point. Please call as SOON AS POSSIBLE (today!) to add your name to the speakers list. This is your right as a citizen of Nova Scotia and is open to anyone who would like to comment on the legislation. The Chief Legislative Counsel is Mr. Gordon Hebb and the number to call is 902-424-8941 or by email at Legc.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the NSGEU by calling 902-424-4063 (toll-free 1-877-556-7438).