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Government Missing in Action in Dominion Strike: PC Opposition
Ches Crosbie, PC Opposition Leader and MHA for Windsor Lake, is demanding to know where Government stands following the latest turn of events in the two month old strike.
Friday, October 30, 2020

Office of the Official Opposition
For Immediate Release

 

St. John's, NL (October 30, 2020) – Ches Crosbie, PC Opposition Leader and MHA for Windsor Lake, is demanding to know where Government stands following the latest turn of events in the two month old strike.

Following the breakdown of talks between the company and striking workers earlier today, Unifor National announced the commencement of legal action against the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) claiming a breach of charter rights. This is in response to the incident at Weston’s Bakery Tuesday night.

“This is unprecedented and a dark moment in the history of labour relations in our province,” noted Crosbie.

Crosbie noted when asked earlier this week in the House of Assembly, Justice Minister Steve Crocker washed his hands of any oversight or responsibility for the RNC actions during the incident in question.

“Concerns have been raised by striking union members, the general public who witnessed the incident and now we are facing court action from the largest private sector union in the country,” added Helen Conway Ottenheimer, MHA for Harbour Main and PC Shadow Minister for Justice and Public Safety.

“It is about time for the Minister of Justice and Public Safety to start asking the necessary questions to determine if there has been a breach of charter rights towards these essential workers,” concluded Conway Ottenheimer.

 

Contacts:

Bradley Russell

Director of Communications and Digital Strategy

(p) 1.709.729.3668

BradleyRussell@gov.nl.ca

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