October 3, 2014 - No. 80
Militant Opposition to McNeil
Government's Anti-Labour Bill 1,
Health Authorities Act
Since Monday, September
29, 2014, health care workers
been holding a continuous protest against Bill 1 outside the Nova
Scotia Legislature. Shown here, protests continue on October 3, 2014.
The workers are firmly
opposing Bill 1 and are defending health care services, their working
conditions, as well as their right to unionize and negotiate their
working conditions. They have been demonstrating nearly nonstop at the
Legislature since the bill was tabled to demand that it be immediately
withdrawn and that the Health Minister resign.
• Militant Opposition to McNeil Government's
Anti-Labour Bill 1, Health Authorities Act
• About Bill 1
• Liberals Takeover New Brunswick
• Cuba's Temerity -- The Tomakjian Case
- Isaac Saney, Co-Chair and Spokesperson, Canadian
Network on Cuba
• U.S. Blockade Hinders Information Technology
Development in Cuba
• U.S. Plans to Attack Cuba in 1976 Revealed
• Actions in Support of Cuba's Right to Be
• Stop the
U.S.-Led Destruction of Iraq and Syria Now!
• Hamilton: Rally for
• Toronto: Action at
U.S. Steel's Phony
• Ottawa: Take Back the
Militant Opposition to McNeil Government's
Anti-Labour Bill 1, Health Authorities Act
Halifax, October 3, 2014
On Monday, September 29, the Nova Scotia Liberal
government tabled its
union-busting Health Authorities Act in
the Legislature. Amongst other anti-social measures carried out in the
name of a phony austerity agenda, the bill attacks workers' right to
freedom of association. It is being rammed through the Legislature
despite broad outrage from health care workers and others, and is
presently at third reading.
Premier Stephen McNeil claims to be carrying out a
"mandate" from voters to find ways to reduce health care budgets by
$15 million a year. In the September 2013 provincial election, in which
the Liberals replaced a one-term NDP majority government with their own
majority, they solemnly promised their
health care reform plans would save on medical system costs without
touching existing bargaining rights of the workers in that sector,
where they are represented by four organizations.
The government's actual
plan under this
law is to reduce the number of health system bargaining units eligible
to negotiate collectively from 50 down to four and make substantial
changes to collective bargaining.
Currently in collective bargaining, in the absence
of consensus between the health system (the employer) and its
employees, the government would normally foist an arbitrator on the
parties. Under this
proposed law, the arbitrator would be empowered
to dictate what body or bodies could represent the workers. After that,
the workers have no further say other than to vote on the final
To "democratize" this negation of fundamental rights,
the government did a backroom deal overnight on Tuesday, September 30.
Some 60 or more individuals were reportedly allowed to suggest cosmetic
changes before the Legislature's Law Amendments Committee all day
Wednesday, October 1 until
the early hours of Thursday morning. After the government rejected
amendments proposed from the NDP, that
party reportedly threw in the towel shortly after midnight Thursday
morning. On Friday, October 3, third and final reading is scheduled to
ram the bill through to receive the Lieutenant-Governor's signature.
government's victory in Friday's vote is a foregone conclusion: current
party standings in the Legislature are 33 Liberals, 11 Conservatives
and seven New Democrats.
The McNeil government's attack on workers' rights,
especially its denial of workers' freedom of association,
was met with militant and sustained opposition by the four major unions
representing health care workers in the
province and their allies in the working class, in the form of round
the clock protests at the Legislature that began the day the bill was
On the first day, more than 600 surrounded and marched
around the Legislature in downtown Halifax, keeping vigil outside into
the late evening as the "debate" carried on inside. In addition to
speakers from the immediately-affected organizations, representatives
from Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the Public
Service Alliance of Canada, the Amalgamated Transit Workers Union and
others had joined the assembly, and representatives from the Canadian
Federation of Students were also in the crowd. All those who spoke
stressed the workers' unity of purpose in opposing this law. By
more than 1,000 workers had gathered around the Legislature.
The monopoly media have played a dirty role to disinform
the workers and the public. For example, coverage of the single arrest
ongoing protests was to claim that it is the workers' spirited
determination to defend their rights and to oppose Bill 1, not the
that has created an atmosphere of "high tension" outside the
Legislature. Other reports focus on alleged divisions in the
workers' movement. All of this is to sow doubt about the justness of
the opposition to Bill 1 and the need to oppose anti-social,
neo-liberal austerity measures that will degrade workers' rights and
working conditions and the services they provide. Such story-telling
covers up that Bill 1 constitutes state violence against the
workers. The essence of the matter is that workers bargain
collectively on the basis that no means no. They possess the power to
deprive the health care system (and its government overlords) of their
labour power. If the role of their union representatives
changes from representing their members' collective class interest to
playing yes-men for the rich and their system, this veto power ceases
to exist and the workers are reduced to a condition little better than
September 29, 2014
The workers understand -- and the McNeil gang certainly
know that they understand -- that the bargaining mechanism that the
Liberals will implement through Bill 1 ignores the
current union membership that the workers themselves have built
or joined unil now. In actual practice,
the "law" they are proposing would break these bargaining units up and
impose some other arrangement
more favourable to the interests of the rich.
Ray Larkin, a longtime labour lawyer in Halifax, bluntly
told the CBC that this law renders collective bargaining
meaningless by affirming roles only for the government on the one hand
and government-approved "representatives" of the workers on the other.
How long before the government moves
to throw all the hard-won gains of past contract struggles out the
window? Furthermore, once this becomes the law, what would be in place
to stay the hand of large private-sector employers such as Bell Aliant
or NS Power from having the government create a similar exception to
the Trade Union Act for,
This week's developments are a wake-up call to the
entire class: the workers must get organized politically so they cannot
be conned and robbed like this again by a government in which they play
no role in creating or directing. Even Charter rights like
freedom of association are not safe from these
wreckers. The instinctive response of the workers taking living form on
the grounds of the Nova Scotia Legislature this week is that this is
the beginning, and not the end, of the matter.
September 29 Rally at Legislature
1. The workers across the entre health care system are
currently represented broadly as follows:
- non-medical hospital staff and administrative
personnel partly in the Canadian Union of Public Employees, partly in
the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU);
- most nursing staff in the NSGEU and a smaller
portion in the NS Nurses Union; and
- staff at the Northwood Seniors Home -- a major
government-run senior citizens' complex in North End Halifax -- are
members of Unifor.
2. According to Section Two of the Canadian Charter of
Rights and Freedoms:
"everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression,
including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of
association." [Emphasis added].
"Freedom of association" is precisely what the McNeil
government's Bill 1 proposes to strip from its own employees in the
About Bill 1
Using its majority, the Nova Scotia provincial
government tabled Bill 1, the Health Authorities Act, on
Bill 1 will merge the nine current District Health
Authorities into one and create a new Provincial Health Authority which
will work with the IWK Health Centre in Halifax which provides care to
women, children, and youth from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince
Furthermore, the bill
reduces the number of bargaining
units in the health care system from the existing 50 to four. The bill
will make it mandatory for
the four unions that are currently organizing in the health care sector
to organize in only one of the four components
of the sector, which are defined as nursing, health care, clerical and
support. This is a huge attack on the right of the workers to organize
themselves into trade unions and to join the unions of their choice
without interference from the government and to negotiate their working
conditions. Workers who voted to join
a specific union will be forced to move to another union according to
the component of the health care sector they belong to.
Bill 1 imposes a mediator who will approach the four
unions to determine which will represent whom. If this fails, the
mediator becomes an arbitrator and makes the decision unilaterally. The
mediator has 45 days once the bill is passed to try to come to an
agreement with the unions and another 45 days to make
a decision if the first step fails. As health care workers who work in
the same component have different working conditions depending on the
union they belong to, it will up to the mediator to decide which
collective agreement they will have.
Bill 1 also bans strikes in the health care sector until
April 2015, when the Health Care Authorities merger will be enforced.
The government of Nova Scotia tried to justify the
tabling of its bill with the usual neo-liberal pretext that bureaucracy
must be reduced and the management of the health care system must be
simplified so that the system is geared toward patients' needs. In fact
the bill concentrates more power in the hands
of the Health Minister who can dismiss at will the directors of the new
Authorities if he decides that they have violated an order that he gave
or merely that it is in the public interest that they be dismissed.
Such a bill that wipes out district health authorities and places all
the new directors under the direct authority
of the Minister will make it much easier to cut and privatize services.
Besides blaming bureaucracy for the problems in the
health care system, the bill also blames the workers, their unions and
bargaining process for these problems and considers them to be a waste
of time and money. The government says it is wasting from 1,000 to
2,000 hours a year in collective bargaining with
the various unions, money that should go to patients.
The workers who have held
many actions since September
29 say they are also getting ready to challenge the bill in court. A
statement issued on September 30 by Joan Jessome, the President of the
Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU), reads in
"For the last 30 years, health care workers in Nova
Scotia could choose their own union and bargain their own agreements.
All workers in Canada, including health care workers, have for decades
had the right to choose their union. That is the law... Stephen McNeil
and the Liberals just introduced legislation --
Bill 1 -- which makes it illegal for health care workers to choose
union. But it's worse. The legislation in Section 86 (1) then goes on
to give the employer the right to help select the union for employees.
Under section 86 (c) (iii) the Bill allows the employer to help decide
what collective agreement benefits
employees must accept. [...]."
"This is an unjustifiable infringement on the union and
its members' rights to freedom of association," says Joan Jessome.
"It's an infringement on their right to form and join a trade union of
their choosing, and to have that union bargain collectively on their
behalf. It's one of the worst pieces of labour legislation
we've ever seen in Canada."
Workers are also outraged that the government has
rejected outright the proposal they made as part of the government's
plan to merge the health authorities. Four of the health care unions --
NSGEU, Unifor, the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Nova
Scotia Nurses' Union --
have proposed establishing a collective bargaining association. This
bring the various unions that represent the workers in each of the four
above-mentioned areas to the table to negotiate
a collective agreement together for the sector. Workers would continue
to be represented by the union of their choice. The Minister rejected
the proposal because it interferes with his plan to create chaos for
the workers' and their unions. He even refuses
to meet with the unions saying he does not want to interfere (!) and
that it is up to
the mediator to discuss with them.
New Brunswick Provincial Election
Liberals Takeover New Brunswick
In New Brunswick, a provincial election was held on
September 22. Control of the provincial government in Fredericton
passed from the Conservatives led by David Alward to the Liberals under
At the dissolution of the Legislature in Fredericton
last spring, the Progressive Conservatives led by Alward held 41 seats
and the Liberals under Gallant 13 seats. One seat was held by an
independent MLA, who had been kicked out of the PC caucus in 2012. The
NDP under Dominic Cardy,
the Green Party under David Coon and all other registered parties held
zero seats. The standing in the Legislature
is now as follows: Liberals 27 seats; PCs 21 seats; Green Party one
seat. Note that in 2013, an electoral redistribution was undertaken
under the 2005 Electoral Boundaries
and Representation Act, changing the total number of seats from
55 to 49. According to the Act, redistribution of electoral
districts must take place after every second New Brunswick general
The result of the election was influenced by the Irving
monopoly interests which withdrew support from the Conservatives to
back the Liberals. The Liberals will now go all out to further
arrangements which help the Irving interests within the United States
of North American Monopolies.
Re: "Upcoming Provincial Election Aims to Deliver New
Brunswick to the United States of North American Monopolies," TML
Weekly, September 6, 2014 - No. 31. The following information
corrects erroneous information provided in that article.
The Irvings' 300,000-barrel-a-day facility on Courtenay
Bay at East Saint John is the highest-capacity oil refinery in Canada.
The completion of the Irvings' liquefied natural gas
(LNG) terminal on tidewater (the Bay of Fundy), at Mispec Point next to
the Irvings' Canaport refined-oil loading/crude-oil-unloading facility
and the Irving oil refinery, will put Saint John on the map as never
before. Judging from data mentioned in a recent
article by F. William Engdahl concerning LNG terminal facilities
existing on or planned for the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf
coast, the Mispec Point expansion will complete one of the first,
modernized Atlantic coast LNG terminals within six days' voyage to LNG
terminals on the Atlantic coast of western
Europe. These connect to the gas pipeline network of the European
continent. In the course of the deepening conflict between the U.S. and
Russia this spring and summer, the Obama Administration promised that
the Americas could replace the Russian sources of natural gas that
currently turn the wheels of industry
in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Italy and France (to name a few).
The Irvings' role in these particular energy corridor
arrangements are one piece of a much larger system and network of
energy corridors that run the length and breadth of Canada, the United
States and Mexico. This collection of energy corridors forms the
backbone of transport, industry and energy supplies
for the entire United States of North American Monopolies.
Oppose Disinformation About Cuba
Cuba's Temerity -- The Tomakjian Case
Much bile has been spilled in the Canadian media
condemning Cuba regarding the conviction and sentencing of Toronto
businessman Cy Tokmakjian and two of his executives (Claudio Vetere and
Marco Puche) for corruption, bribery and suborning of Cuban officials.
Under Cuban law they were convicted of
acts "that are contrary to the principles and ethics that should
characterize commercial activity, and contravene the Cuban judicial
order." Of course, it is within the legitimate purview of anyone to
question the correctness of the outcome of any judicial process,
however, some other motives and motifs appear to be
guiding the Globe & Mail, CBC, Toronto Sun, Financial
Post, CTV and others. While articles in the monopoly media
denounce the conviction on the basis of "lack of due process" and
"unfairness," this is an uninformed statement since in fact the trial
went to great lengths to ensure
that everything was done by the book. Most importantly, however, is
that none of the media who accuse Cuba of lack of due process even
attempt to address the question of whether Tomakjian actually engaged
in corrupt activities.
Indeed, the conclusion they draw is that it is the Cuban
government -- and by extension the Cuban Revolution -- that has shown
itself to be corrupt. Peter Foster ("Risky business in
Cuba," Financial Post, September 30, 2014) goes so far as to
chastise Tomakjian for not realizing that he
"was operating in a corrupt system that could turn on him at any
What disappears by sleight of hand is the guilt or innocence of
Tomakijan and the fundamental issue that in Cuba the bribery of
officials to gain favours in the course of business relations will not
be tolerated. This is what the Canadian media
accusing Cuba of lack of due process seem to be most upset about.
This case has been going on for three years and
throughout that period the response of the Canadian monopoly media to
the Tomakjian case is not to investigate what precisely he did, despite
the fact that the trial brought out all the facts. To assert that the
very fact that Cuba tried and convicted him is proof that
it is Cuba that is the corrupt party is irrational to say the least. It
reveals that Tomakjian's guilt or innocence is not the central issue.
The temerity of Cuba to allege that members of the
Canadian business class might actually engage in practices that are
dishonest and unscrupulous is unacceptable, according to those accusing
The media's claim is that nobody's investment will be
safe in Cuba because Cuba is corrupt and will arbitrarily and
self-servingly seize the assets of any investor. This is balderdash and
the media know it. As does Mr. Kent, a former Harper government cabinet
minister, who has also been making wild accusations
To try to defame Cuba's defence of its economy and way
of life and opposition to corruption through the vile slander the media
are currently engaged in is a thinly veiled attempt to bring Cuba to
its knees by sowing doubt about its treatment of foreign investors. All
who have invested in Cuba and have been
honest have received a very good return on their investment. Ask all
the companies that participated in building the tourist industry, or
Sherrit International, which has invested in oil, gas and nickel since
Tomakjian was found guilty and sentenced according to
the laws of Cuba, as were all others found guilty in the same case. Let
the substantive issues be dealt with, which is Cuba's right to engage
in honest business relations with all countries and its right to defend
its laws and demand ethical behaviour from
those with whom it engages in business relations.
The guilt or innocence of Cy Tomakjian aside, the
intensive Cuban anti-corruption campaign has resulted not only in the
conviction of foreign businessmen but also Cuban government officials
and representatives. Havana is exercising its sovereign right to defend
its national economy and nation-building project
from both internal and external sabotage.
It bears noting that for any country to try to cope with
and overcome the current worldwide economic crisis in a manner that
favours its people, not the global monopolies, is no small feat. This
is all the more true for a country such as Cuba that is subjected to a
brutal all-sided economic war from the United
States. Cuba's efforts in this regard are reflected in the latest
United Nation's Human Development Report. These annual reports are
recognized as the most comprehensive and extensive determination of the
well being of the world's peoples. Cuba was ranked among the nations
with Very High Development. In short,
Cuba is a country that effectively uses its very modest resources for
the benefit of its citizens.
Perhaps, those who accuse Cuba of being a corrupt
society should take note that more than 55-years ago the Cuban people
closed down all the mafia-run casinos and ended the U.S. supported
Batista regime; a regime that had permitted the impoverishment of the
majority of Cubans and the corruption of all of
Cuban life. It also bears noting that this year will be the
twenty-third consecutive year that the United Nations rejects the U.S.
economic blockade of Cuba, which is illegal and extraterritorial, and
violates even Canadian law.
U.S. Blockade Hinders Information Technology
Development in Cuba
One of the effects of the U.S. blockade of Cuba, in
place for more than 50 years, has been the stifling of Cuba's
information technology sector. For example, Cuba's Information
Technology and Advanced Telematic Services (Citmatel), part
of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, has not been
able to reach its full potential, explains Beatriz Alonso, Manager of
Citmatel in a recent interview with Prensa Latina
"We constantly face the
fact of not having access to
certain software and very limited marketing of our products and this
prevents us from enjoying the most modern technological breakthroughs
and flexible financial systems for our products in the market," she
The U.S. economic war also
prevents Citmatel specialists
attending courses on state-of-the-art technologies, among other
training actions, Alonso added.
Founded 15 years ago, Citmatel develops and
applications, projects, equipment and technical assistance, multimedia
products, audiovisual materials and online publications through science
and innovation, as well as integrating solutions with new information
and communication technologies.
Citmatel operates an important scientific network for
Cuba's scientific institutions, and it runs the www.cuba.cu website,
with multimedia and editorial content in various formats covering
several fields and provided in several languages. It also provides
e-commerce and online education services, and
is responsible for granting and registering Cuba's country code
top-level domains (.cu).
Despite all this, Citmatel will continue the development
internet-based technologies, focusing on issues related to e-commerce,
as well as new forms of printing on demand, including publishing books
on several topics, she said.
Alonso added that Citmatel will also continue dealing
related to the use of phones and tablets for the national intranet, the
design of educational games for children and youngsters, as well as
audio-books for the blind and visually impaired, among other electronic
products and features.
U.S. Plans to Attack Cuba in 1976 Revealed
On October 1, the National Security Archive published
documents from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library which revealed
that in 1976, Henry A. Kissinger, Secretary of State under Ford,
plans to launch air strikes and other attacks on Cuba. The documents
following a Freedom of Information
request from the Archive. These materials were also published that day
by the New York Times.
William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh, researchers at
in a book about the documents also published October 1, write that
Kissinger's consideration of open hostilities with Cuba came after
secret diplomatic talks to normalize relations. The authors
write that Cuba's efforts at supporting
the anti-colonial struggle in Africa "was the type
of threat to U.S. interests that Kissinger had hoped the prospect of
better relations would mitigate."
The book describes Kissinger as "apoplectic" about
to deploy thousands of soldiers to Angola to assist the Popular
Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) party of António
Neto against attacks from insurgent groups that were supported covertly
by the U.S. and apartheid regime
of South Africa.
The documents reveal that Kissinger convened a group of
House officials (including then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld)
to work on possible retaliatory measures. Kissinger
advocated for strong action to attack Cuba, fearful that the assistance
provided to Angola was making the U.S. look weak. He argued that Cuba's
actions were driving fears
around the world of a wider race war that could spill over into Latin
America and even destabilize the Middle East. In a series of
contingency plans that followed, options ranged from a military
blockade of the Cuban coastline, to airstrikes and mining of Cuban
ports. But the documents also warned of serious risks,
including the start of a wider conflict with the Soviet Union and a
ground war to defend the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay.
Also considered was the possible reopening of the Ramey
Base in Puerto Rico, a possible location for the repositioning of
destroyer squadrons, at the cost of $120 million.
Page from one of the
declassified documents detailing U.S. plans in 1976 to attack
Cuba -- click to enlarge.
"I think we are going to have to smash Castro. I don't
think we can
do it before the election," Kissinger told President Gerald R. Ford,
according to a transcript of a Feb. 25, 1976 meeting in the Oval
Office. Ford replied, "I agree." Jimmy Carter ultimately won the 1976
At another Oval Office meeting on March 15, 1976,
"even the Iranians are worried about the Cubans getting into the Middle
East countries. I think we have to humiliate them. If they move into
Namibia or Rhodesia, I would be in favor of clobbering them."
Nine days later, Kissinger chaired a high-level "Special
Group Meeting" at the White House Situation Room to discuss options.
"If there is a perception overseas that we are so weakened by our
internal debate so that it looks like we can't do anything about a
country of 8 million people, then in three
or four years we are going to have a real crisis," Kissinger said.
Kissinger is also quoted in transcripts saying, "If we
decide to use
military power, it must succeed," and that "There should be no halfway
measures. If we decide on a blockade, it must be ruthless and rapid and
To view the full documents on the website of the
Security Archive, click here.
Actions in Support of Cuba's Right to Be
Bombing of Air Cubana Flight by
Luis Posada Carriles
Picket for Release of Cuban Five
Sunday October 5 -- 3:30
@ Thurlow St
Struggle for Independence
Friday October 10 -- 6:30 pm
The Honourable Javier Dómokos
General of Cuba in Toronto
Keith Ellis, Professor Emeritus, Department
of Spanish and Portuguese
St (@ Bathurst Subway)
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No to U.S. and Canadian Troops in Iraq and
of Iraq and Syria!
Corner of Spring Garden Rd. and Barrington St.
Organized by: No Harbour
Stop the U.S.-Led Destruction of Iraq and Syria Now!
October 4 --
Meet at City Hall Square -- Speak Out starts at 11:45 am
Organized by: Windsor
email@example.com of 226-975-2010
The Windsor Peace Coalition calls on all those in
Windsor and Essex County who stand for peace and justice to join us in
saying NO! to the U.S.-led destruction of Iraq and Syria.
The only "debate" about it in Parliament is over how
Canada will be involved in a new US-led war in the region. Canadians
don't want debates on how best to invade, destabilize and interfere in
other countries' affairs; we want to end it.
It is brutally ironic that October 7 marks the 13th
anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan that was launched
under bogus pretexts and which Canada is still embroiled in today
Don't let the warmongers in Parliament speak in your
name! Don't let them embroil us in another war of aggression under
bogus pretexts that will only lead to more chaos and violence and
crimes against the people of the world!
We call on all unions, political parties, community
groups and everyone else to speak out NOW! Spread the word far and wide
to co-workers, friends and family and through social and other media.
Anti-War Picket every Saturday -- 11:00 am-12:00 noon
Corner of Ottawa St. and Walker Rd.
-- 4:30 p.m.
109 Street and 88 Avenue
War and Racism (ECAWAR)
For information: www.ecawar.org
to Oppose the
Halifax War Conference
Saturday, November 22 -- 1:00 pm
Halifax Peace & Freedom Park (formerly Cornwallis
& South Sts.
For information: Facebook
Hamilton Rally for Good Jobs
Friday, October 3 -- 5:00 pm
Starting at Sheraton Hotel, 116 King Street W.
It's the one-year countdown to the next federal
election, which is
expected in October 2015. Communities will be gathering in solidarity
against the Harper agenda as part of a pan-Canadian weekend of actions.
To protest the end of door-to-door mail delivery, protesters will
gather letters to be sent to MPs and to Canada Post. This rally is part
of the activities for the Council of Canadians conference in Hamilton
Ontario Government Must Defend Public Right!
U.S. Steel's Bankruptcy Fraud!
Comeback Hearing and DIP Request
Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List), 330 University
Court hearing in Toronto. The
hearing will, among other things, determine whether
debter-in-possession ("DIP") financing in the amount of $185 million,
advanced to fund operations during the CCAA proceedings, will be
approved, together with a "charge" on the assets of USSC to secure the
DIP financing and certain other priority charges (together, the
"Priority Charges"). The proposed Priority Charges would rank in
priority to all security interests, trusts, liens, charges and
encumbrances, claims of secured creditors, statutory or ottherwise,
including any deemed trust created under the Pension Benefits Act.
To get a seat on the Local 1005 bus
from Hamilton, call 905-547-1417 or
at the Union Hall at 350 Kenilworth Avenue North. Visit Local 1005 USW
online @ www.uswa1005.ca.
Ottawa Take Back the Night
Wednesday, October 8
March - 6:45 pm
Info Fair - 8:15 pm
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