Atlantic Canada Regional Leadership Conference
May 15, 2013, 12:10 PM EST
More than 200 local union leaders from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland & Labrador participated in the Atlantic Canada Regional Leadership Conference this past weekend in Halifax.
Highlights included an address from CAW President Ken Lewenza and a presentation on the New Union Project by CAW Secretary-Treasurer Peter Kennedy and CEP Secretary-Treasurer Gatéan Ménard.
"Delegates along with guests from CEP local leadership are really excited about the progress in the New Union Project," said Atlantic Area Director Les Holloway.
The Hon. Darrell Dexter, Premier of Nova Scotia, also addressed the delegates and discussed his government's support of the workers at the New Page paper mill in Cape Breton (CEP), the shipbuilding contract (CAW/ MWF Local 1), and successful bargaining with Nova Scotia health care workers. Representatives of the Canadian Federation of Students presented on the importance of solidarity between the student movement and the labour movement and the need to engage young workers.