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CUPE Nova Scotia to hold march and rally to protest Harper's so-called EI "reforms"

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TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2012) - CUPE Nova Scotia is joining a chorus of unions and organizations across Atlantic Canada who say the Harper Government's so-called 'reforms' to EI should be scrapped altogether.

President Danny Cavanagh says, "Right now these planned changes have created mass confusion around the changes to the employment insurance system. The most recent announcement from Human Resources Minister Dianne Finley to fix a problem surrounding how much a worker can earn before affecting benefits has muddied the waters even more."

Cavanagh says his union, along with other unions and community groups in the four Atlantic provinces, is organizing a march and rally for this weekend in Truro, which will end up at Tory MP Scott Armstrong's constituency office.

Cavanagh says members of the public who are concerned about these cuts to EI are more than welcome to join the rally.

He says Truro Mayor Bill Mills and Colchester County Mayor Bob Taylor, both recently returned to their positions, are scheduled to speak at the rally because they both understand the devastating impact these changes would have on our province and our communities.

The president of the Nova Scotia Highway Workers' Union (CUPE 1867), Joanne MacPherson, will also be speaking, as will CUPE NS Political Action Committee Chair Tammy Provost.

(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: THE MARCH WILL BEGIN AT 11:45 AT THE HOLIDAY INN ON PRINCE ST. IN TRURO AND TRAVEL TO SCOTT ARMSTRONG'S CONSTITUENCY OFFICE AT 18 WILLOW ST.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Danny Cavanagh
CUPE NS President
(902) 957-0822 (Cell)


John McCracken
CUPE Atlantic Communications Rep
(902) 880-8057 (Cell)

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