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Government is Legislating Away Your Union Representation & Collective Agreement

Premier Stephen McNeil plans to take away your hard-earned rights and benefits, and says “health care workers don’t care” who represent them. We need you to send this government a very clear message that Premier McNeil is wrong. Premier McNeil revealed to media yesterday that he is rejecting the Bargaining Association proposal put forward by […]

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“And Now — The Bill” — How Bill C-377 will cost taxpayers big bucks

The following is an article from Blacklock’s Reporter: Tax authorities expect to penalize unions millions of dollars under legislation due to pass the Senate this week, according to confidential Canada Revenue Agency documents. An estimated $72 million a year in penalties will be due under Bill C-377, a private Conservative measure that compels unions to […]

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Protecting whistleblowers in Nova Scotia

The idea of employees coming forward to raise concerns about illegal or dishonest activities in a government department or private company is not new. This practice (probably better known as “whistleblowing”) has been taking place for a fairly long time. In the United States, for example, it goes back to at least the 1860s. It […]

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Bill C-377 heads for a third reading before the holidays

It looks as though the Conservative’s Bill C-377 will get to the final approval stage before the House rises for the Christmas recess, according to the CBC’s Kady O’Malley. Conservative backbencher Russ Hiebert’s proposed bill will impose new financial disclosure requirements on labour unions.  Last week, members began going through proposed amendments to the bill, but were in […]

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