CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – The Public Service Alliance of Canada with affiliates of the Canadian Labour Congress and the PEIFederation of Labour, as well as community partners, will gather Thursday to watch and critique the federal budget.
HALIFAX, NS – The Public Service Alliance of Canada with affiliates of the Canadian Labour Congress, Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and Halifax and Dartmouth District Labour Council, as well as community partners, will gather Thursday to watch and critique the federal budget.
HALIFAX, NS– Commissionaires at Halifax’s Stanfield International Airport voted 90% in support of a strike on Thursday, January 19, after the employer made a final offer and walked away from the table. The 175 members of Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) local 85100, employed by Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS) to provide security, ground transportation and parking services at the airport, could be on strike by mid-March.
A three-way initiative supported by the Province, the City of Charlottetown, and unions representing federal employees on the Island is being launched to preserve federal jobs."Maintaining a strong federal presence on the Island is absolutely vital," says Premier Robert Ghiz. "And I am very pleased to see so many groups and individuals working together to make a strong case to Ottawa."The initiative is in response to widespread reports that the Government of Canada’s efforts to balance the books will result in lay-offs or the elimination of federal positions.
HALIFAX, NS - Roughly 60 industry stakeholders are attending the Atlantic Seal Advisory Meeting at the Lord Nelson in Halifaxto discuss the 2012 Seal Management Plan. Merv Wiseman, a shop steward for Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Search and Rescue Coordinators and a member of the Canadian Sealers Association, has been told he won’t be welcome at the second day of the proceedings today.
ST. JOHN’S – The Public Service Alliance of Canada hosted a news conference in St. John’s today with search and rescue survivor Oakly Johnston, as well a union shop steward for Maritime Search and Rescue coordinators and membersof the MayDay Coalition, to launch a video highlighting the absurdity of putting lives at risk to pay off the deficit.
MONCTON, NB - Leaders of 18 unions representing hundreds of thousands of Canada’s public sector employees are calling on the federal government to reverse plans to cut valuable public services and jobs which Canadians depend on from coast to coast to coast.