Unifor campaigns for worker priorities in Nova Scotia election

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NDP Candidate and Unifor Local 4606 member Angela Downey canvasing in Hammonds-Plains-Lucasville.

Unifor is actively campaigning for policies that address worker priorities in the Nova Scotia provincial election, with door-to-door canvassing and a member-to-member text blitz to get out the vote.

“This election comes as Nova Scotia works to rebuild from COVID-19. The pandemic proved the clear need for progressive policies, including paid sick days, investment in health care and long-term care and measures to protect and grow good paying jobs,” said Unifor Atlantic Regional Director Linda MacNeil.

“It’s important for candidates to hear workers and create platforms that will aid in a recovery that won’t leave people behind.”

Unifor volunteers are conducting door-to-door canvassing in support of pro-worker candidates.

Unifor Local 4606 member Angela Downey is running for election as the NS-NDP candidate in the riding of Hammonds Plains – Lucasville. Downey, who works as a Continuing Care Assistant in long-term care, made union history last month at Atlantic Regional Council along with Morgan Palmer of Local 2002 as the first Black women ever elected to the council’s executive committee.

Sydney area members are invited to participate in a canvass this Saturday, August 7 at 1 p.m. in Cape Breton. For more information please contact Atlantic Regional volunteer coordinator Jennifer Benoit at @email.

Unifor will also hold a peer-to-peer texting action on August 16, the day before the election, to encourage members to get out to vote in support of candidates with policies to create jobs, fix long-term care, protect the forestry sector and legislate paid sick days.

“The text action is an opportunity for members to connect to share information on political issues that have a real impact on their lives, so workers can make an informed decision at the polls,” said MacNeil.

You can find information on Unifor’s priority policies for workers, families and communities along with voting hours and locations at ns.uniforvotes.ca.

Advance polls open across the province on Saturday, August 7 and will run until Saturday, August 14, ahead of general election day on Tuesday, August 17.

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