MEDIA RELEASE: The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Helps Promote Worker Justice with Donation to Halifax Workers’ Action Centre

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour has contributed to the fight for improved worker rights by donating five thousand dollars to the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre (Halifax-WAC).

The Halifax-WAC was founded in 2017 by the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council and Solidarity Halifax. By providing information and rights advice to workers in low-wage and precarious employment, it enables them to organize for positive change.

“The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL) is pleased to support the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre,” said president Danny Cavanagh.  “The Centre gives crucial help to workers in the area who need help with employment issues. Through the NSFL, our affiliated unions are supporting this work with this five thousand dollar sponsorship and are looking forward to future reports on the work of the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre in the future.”

“The Halifax Workers’ Action Centre is grateful for this contribution, which will go towards assisting local, vulnerable workers in challenging unfair working conditions,” said Lisa Cameron, organizer with the Halifax-WAC.

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The Halifax-WAC is a not-for-profit committed to improving the lives and working conditions of low-waged and marginalized workers. It provides systemic advocacy through campaigns like the Fight for 15 and Fairness and one-on-one support for workers facing difficulty in their individual employment relationships.

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Mark Culligan for the Halifax-WAC at 902-430-3874.

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