Unions join in campaign to push for legislation against violence in the workplace
Halifax (7 Jan. 2007) - The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU/NUPGE) is joining forces with a number of labour groups to host three provincial forums drawing attention to the need for legislation to cope with violence in the workplace.
All union members, their families and friends are invited to attend and participate. The events are part of a campaign by the Coalition Against Workplace Violence to persuade provincial politicians to take the issue seriously.
The first forum will take place in Sydney on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) - Marconi Campus, room A147.
The others are scheduled in Truro on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the NSCC’s Truro Campus (Forrester Hall, Lecture Theatre) at 36 Arthur Street, and in Kentville on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the NSCC’s Kingstec Campus (Lecture Theatre) at 236 Belcher Street.
Speakers include Joan Jessome, NSGEU president; Janet Hazelton, Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union (NSNU) president; Mary-Lou Donnelly, Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) president, and Danny Cavanagh, CUPE Nova Scotia president. NUPGE