12,500 Reasons for Business Reps on Labour Board
Liberal leader Stephen McNeil says the Liberal amendment introduced today to add two non-unionized representatives to the Labour Management Review Committee is important due to the thousands of job losses the province is suffering.
Currently, the Labour Management Review Committee is entirely composed of unionized employees and employers.
“There is no voice for non-unionized employers and employees on the board,” says McNeil. “The Dexter government marginalized the biggest group of employers and employees in the province.”
McNeil says it is irresponsible for the Dexter government to ignore the voices of non-union employers and employees in Nova Scotia.
“We have a committee that has tremendous sway on labour matters while it ignores the largest segment of the labour market,” says McNeil. “This is unfair, unbalanced and is yet another example of the Dexter government’s misguided economic policies.”
McNeil says that Nova Scotia has lost 12,500 jobs since the Dexter government came to power.
“Nova Scotia needs to create jobs and to do that we need to engage all employers and all workers,” says McNeil. “There are 12,500 reasons for all parties to support our amendment.”