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July - Nurses' protest forces withdrawal of bill to make health care strikes illegal

Date: 
July 5, 2001
The Nova Scotia government of John Hamm withdrew its Act to Continue Health Care Services (Bill 68), a law that would have made health care strikes illegal while empowering the cabinet to dictate contracts unilaterally. The government backed off the legislation after a successful campaign by National Union’s Nova Scotia Component, the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, which led to close to 75 percent of the province’s nurses signing resignation letters in protest of the legislation.

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