N.S. premier wants to ban health strikes

Labour minister to draft alternate dispute resolution legislation
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 06/01/2007

Following a one-day walkout at Halifax's IWK Health Centre last month, Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald is promising to prevent health-care workers from going on strike.

He said he will give the province's 32,000 health-care workers, including nurses and technicians, an alternate method of resolving failed contract negotiations.

Before introducing the anti-strike legislation in the fall, the Tory government will consult with unions and other Nova Scotians.