An energized Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is ready to take on the challenges of 2020. “We will take action on social issues like clean water on our First Nations Reserves, the environment and child poverty. We will vigorously oppose any anti-worker legislation that threatens free collective bargaining and will work to rid workplaces of sexual harassment and assault. We renewed our commitment to fight for a $15 minimum wage and Universal Pharmacare, and to oppose the privatization of public services,” writes president Danny Cavanagh.

News release: The 50th Convention of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour took place at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel and wrapped up yesterday with plans to educate and mobilize its 70,000 plus members on a wide range of issues over the next two years. Danny Cavanagh was acclaimed as president of the organization for a third term, with Jason MacLean returned as first vice-president.

NS Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh on the government’s efforts to take away binding arbitration through legislation.

“Bill 203 is squarely aimed at undermining the negotiations of the attorneys now. It is also built to send a message to our 10,000 teachers who are in bargaining and other unions who, in the next 18 months, will also be heading into negotiations,” Cavanagh writes.

Press release: “If this government moves ahead with the P3 build for this development, we deserve to see accountability and answers on why the government of Nova Scotia is not following its own procurement law by posting the requests for proposals to the procurement website in accordance with legislation. This government is not above the laws it creates and needs to be held accountable,” says Danny Cavanagh, president of the NS Federation of Labour.