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NSFL president praises Ottawa on introducing ‘anti-scab’ bill

By Caitlin Snow Nov 10, 2023 | 6:00 AM

The federal government introduced groundbreaking legislation that would ban the use of replacement workers during labour disputes.

Federal NDP Leader Jaghmeet Singh said Thursday, his party and Labour fought to make this happen.

“This is about giving power to workers, taking away power from greedy CEO’s and making sure workers can fight to get a fair share of the profits they share with their own labour,” Singh said.

Singh added that they will fight hard to make sure the bill gets passed.

On his side, is the president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, Danny Cavanaugh.

“We applaud the federal government for taking this historic step in enacting anti-scab legislation. This legislation conveys many of our values and protects workers’ rights. It levels the playing field during labour disputes, fostering fair negotiations and encouraging employers to address workers’ concerns collaboratively,” said Cavanaugh.

Cavanagh says they are grateful for this step towards achieving fair and balanced practices across Canada.