What: All-member rally
When: Wednesday, December 16th, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Province House (1726 Hollis Street, Halifax)
Sisters and Brothers,
As we face yet another piece of repressive legislation from this Liberal government, I want you to remember that we’ve already been pushed around with Bills 30, 37, 1 and 100, and now we’re facing Bill 148, the Public Services Sustainability Act.
This legislation will affect 75,000 public sector workers across the province, forcing a wage pattern on you and effectively killing the collective bargaining process.
I have heard from many of you that you are fed up with this government’s disrespectful approach to labour relations, and we need to take a stand. Well, I agree with you, and NOW is the time to take that stand.
I want you to come out and help show this government our collective size and our strength.
This government is taking advantage of us and manipulating the processes of the Legislature in order to push this legislation through without all of us having a say.
Here we are Sisters and Brothers, and we cannot let this go unanswered. We must get out and I challenge you to show up! For those in the Metro area, do not go home after work: give us an hour to show just how fed up you are! I’ve said it time and time again: I’ll be there when it’s time to act and today is the time. We cannot let this go by!
Remember, this government is not respecting public service workers. I’ll be on Hollis Street this afternoon, and it’s extremely important that I’m not standing there by myself. I hope you’ll join me.