Teachers hold Public Rally in Antigonish

Posted at 12:44 pm on February 16, 2017 | Filed Under: News

A large public rally was held as Nova Scotia Teachers Union members and supporters gathered outside MLA Randy Delorey’s office Wednesday. The members were standing in protest to the new contract that is being legislated by the Liberal government. The rally was held after the NSTU announced that teachers will walk off the job Friday for a one day strike; the first in the 122 year history of the union.

The four-year contract being legislated is a combination of three rejected tentative agreements. The President of the NSTU’s Antigonish local, Amanda Marchand, says frustration has been boiling over throughout the province. She hopes rallies around the province and the Friday strike will send a strong message to Premiere Stephen MacNeil:

 

 

Marchand says this has been a hard week for the teachers, but the outpouring of public support has helped the morale throughout the union.