Nova Scotia Federation of Labour

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This article is about the labour federation. For the internet abbreviation, see NSFW.
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Full name Nova Scotia Federation of Labour
Founded 1956
Members ~70,000
Affiliation CLC
Key people Rick Clarke, president
Office location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Country Canada

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL) is the Nova Scotia provincial trade union federation of the Canadian Labour Congress.

It was founded in 1956, and has a membership of 70,000. Its conventions are held every two years, normally in October. There is also an off year conference between conventions.

The majority of labour union in the province are affiliated to the NSFL with some notable exceptions including the Nova Scotia Teachers Union and the Nova Scotia Union of Public and Private Employees. Also, several building trade unions are not affiliated to the NSFL, instead they are affiliated to the Mainland Building Trades Council.

The NSFL campaigns on a variety of issues most recently including the Right-to-Strike, defending and expanding Medicare, the manufacturing crises, creating quality, public early childhood education, supporting Buy Local campaigns and working with the Canadian Federation of Students to reduce tuition fees.

The NSFL also backs the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party during provincial elections.

Its current President is Rick Clarke and the Executive Vice President is Joan Jessome.

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Further reading[edit]

  • David Frank, J. B. McLachlan: A Biography: The Story of a Legendary Labour Leader and the Cape Breton Coal Miners (1999)
  • Ian McKay, "'By Wisdom, Wile or War:' The Provincial Workmen's Association and the Struggle for Working-Class Independence in Nova Scotia, 1879-97," Labour/Le Travail, (Fall 1986), 18:13-62 online

^ Paul MacEwan, Miners and Steelworkers: Labour in Cape Breton (1976

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