AUPE, the United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and the Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA) are campaigning to update Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Code.
The uproar is about a bill to merge nine regional health authorities into one and streamline their union structure, but it's bigger than that, reaching into the core of Nova Scotian malaise.
Over 600 health-care workers went to Province House in Nova Scotia to show how angry they are at the proposed anti-union legislation, and to call for Premier McNeil's resignation.
Despite Premier Stephen McNeil's assurance he is "not at all going to war with organized labour," his government's actions tell another story.
New legislation in Nova Scotia will merge nine district health authorities in the province into two, and reduce the number of collective agreements with health-care units to just four.
This Monday, Nova Scotia's Health Minister Leo Glavine will introduce legislation that dictates to health-care workers which union they must belong to.
“For us cycling is an issue of recreation and transportation,” said Mike Brcic. “In other parts of the world a bike can mean the difference between life and death.”