Tonight's Unit 5 regular meeting (the Business Manager or designate would not be in attendance) has been cancelled due to out-of-province travel of the Acting Unit Chairperson. If another date for the regular Unit 5 September meeting is substituted, the information will be posted on the Local 1928 website when available. Otherwise the next regularly scheduled meeting of Unit 5 is Thursday October 29th (with the Business Manager in attendance). The scheduled meeting of Unit 8 in Mill Village tonight will proceed as usual.
There's lots of activities planned throughout Nova Scotia for Monday September 7, Labour Day. Join your brothers and sisters in celebrating a holiday for workers in a place near you:
The Annapolis Valley Labour Council Labour Day Picnic is being held from
With a letter to the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour on Friday, President Rick Clarke announced that he will be retiring at the end of October, timed with the biannual NSFL Convention. Brother Clarke has served the NSFL as president since 1988 and before that had been a union rep at the shipyard since 1974. “I have wrestled with this decision for some time, and it has not come with a feeling of relief or jubilation, for I truly love what I have been blessed to have been able to do these many years — work for and with workers — but it is time,” he said. Clarke acknowledged the challenges the labour movement has faced in recent years “from both the McNeil and Harper governments...Despite the best efforts of both governments, with their anti-worker/anti-union acts and actions, we the labour movement have pulled together, grown and strengthened,” he wrote in his letter. Even after he officially steps down, he plans to stay busy, working with community organizations and the Nova Scotia Federation of Union Retirees. Clarke’s letter also said he will spend time after his retirement working to improve his health.