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Media Advisory: Legislation an Unjustifiable Infringement on Freedom of Association

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Media Advisory: Legislation an Unjustifiable Infringement on Freedom of Association

The NSGEU continues to review the legislation being introduced by the Liberal government this evening, and has concluded that it breaches the constitutional rights of unionized health care workers in Nova Scotia.

“This is an unjustifiable infringement in the union and its members’ rights to freedom of association,” says President Joan Jessome.

“It’s an infringement on their right to form and join a trade union of their choosing, and to have that union bargain collectively on their behalf. It’s one of the worst pieces of labour legislation we’ve ever seen in Canada, and is a direct attack on the NSGEU. We intend to respond accordingly.”

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The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union represents over 30,000 women and men who provide quality public services Nova Scotians count on every day.

For more information or to arrange an interview with NSGEU President, Joan Jessome, please contact:

Holly Fraughton, NSGEU Communications Officer

424.4063 (office)

471.1781 (cell)

hfraughton@nsgeu.ca

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