Monday, September 3, 2012

Labour Leader Calls For Training Fund

Rick Labour Day

Nova Scotia needs a provincial training fund. That comment from the president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour. In a CKBW and Hank-FM News interview, Rick Clarke says workers who've been laid off, such as the hundreds at the closed Bowater-Mersey paper mill in Brooklyn, would directly benefit from training for new professions.

On this Labour Day, Clarke is also calling for the federal government to haul-back on its plan to change EI rules as they would apply to seasonal workers. He says it would be a disaster for the labour market.