"As long as rostering stays on the table, we'd be looking at the longest transit strike in Halifax's history...The public are the people behind metro transit, all they have to do is call their councillors, call their mayor, and say get us back to work, get back to the table."
• From Port Hawkesbury: Archie MacLachlan, 1st Vice President, and Steve MacDougall, Recording Secretary of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) Local 972 (http://www.cep972.ca), speaking about the current situation for NewPage pulp mill workers in the Port Hawkesbury area.
• From Halifax: Donna Mendes, 1st Vice President Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Nova Local (http://cupwnovalocal.blogspot.com) speaking on the current situation for Halifax postal workers.
• From Halifax: Silver Donald Cameron, Treasurer of the Writer's Union (http://www.writersunion.ca), and member of the Canadian Freelancers Union (CEP Local 2040 - http://www.cfunion.ca), speaking on the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper's freelance dispute, and the wide-ranging corporate attempt to appropriate intellectual property rights from creators.
Report on the Carpenter's Union actions against a new airport hotel being constructed with out-of-province, non-union labour:
"Carpenter's Union and Allies Picket Airport Hotel Construction Site" http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/carpenters-union-and-allies-picket-airport-hotel-construction-site/9766
"The State of Our Unions: Tales from the Trenches of Labour in Nova Scotia," is a free panel event and public discussion on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at Just Us! Café, 5896 Spring Garden Road in Halifax.