Michelle Neill: Island workers deserve a better deal

CHARLOTTETOWN- As UPEI faculty members go on strike today, New Democrats are highlighting the priorities of workers on Prince Edward Island.

“New Democrats support free and fair collective bargaining and will never legislate workers back to work,” said NDP leader Michelle Neill. “We stand with the faculty association as they fight for better working conditions and a better learning experience for students.”

In addition to committing to raising the province’s minimum wage to $17/hour with a plan to get to a liveable wage, New Democrats have a robust platform for improving the situation of workers – including strengthened labour laws, anti-scab legislation, and 10 paid sick days for everyone.

“This election, Islanders have the opportunity to vote for a better deal for workers,” said Carl Pursey, President of the PEI Federation of Labour. “We can’t have a strong economy without laws that uphold workers’ health and safety, and wages that keep up with the cost of living.”

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Email: info@ndppei.ca

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