International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day What really happened in the last Seventy years, this year will mark the 70th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights today December 10, 2017. Many unions hold the belief that labour rights are human rights. It’s a core principal and one we are proud of. I think it’s […]

Oct 7th, World Day for Decent Work.

  Today, October 7, 2017, we mark the 10th anniversary of the World Day for Decent Work. When workers go to work, they must be treated with dignity and respect. It’s unfortunate that in our province the 75,000 workers affected by Bill 148 don’t have much to cheer about. We believe that all workers must […]

Labour Federation concerned about $5.2 billion privatization of ship service contract.

Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh say the NSFL is very concerned with the federal government announcement about the privatization of work to Thales Canada. The Canadian subsidiary of French defence giant Thales has been awarded a multibillion-dollar contract to service Canada’s new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships and joint support vessels. They will provide […]