Just as workers join unions to protect their rights in their workplaces, unions join together to address common issues at the local, provincial, and national level.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is the central provincial voice for Nova Scotia workers. The Fed represents thousands of union members, lobbying the provincial government for justice and fairness for workers across the province.
The Fed is chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the national voice of workers primarily tasked with lobbying the federal government and national labour advocacy. At the local level the CLC charters labour councils, there are five affiliated labour councils in Nova Scotia.
Together these democratic, worker-run organizations are Canada’s House of Labour.