Troublemakers’ Conference – Raise a Little Hell
Calling All Shop Stewards and Local Union Officers!
- Have you ever been called a troublemaker at work?
- Are you sick of getting pushed around at work?
- How about tired of grievances and arbitrations that don’t solve the problem?
- Wanna learn how to fight back and enforce the collective agreement on the shopfloor?
Come Raise a Little Hell and pre-register today for the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council’s Troublemakers’ Conference! Email President@HalifaxLabour.ca to pre-register.
Mark the date, Saturday, October 27th at the Italian Cultural Centre on Agricola St.
Doors open at 9:00 am and the conference begins at 9:30. The keynote address by Mark Brenner of Labor Notes is at 10 am. The registration fee is $35 and can be paid at the door.
Why a Conference?
- Because workers across industries and sectors are facing unprecedented attacks at the bargaining table.
- Because the arbitration process is broken, expensive and stacked in favour of the employer.
- Because racism, sexism, bullying and other form of discrimination are still the norm in our workplaces.
- Because workers didn’t create this economic and budget crisis, and we won’t pay for it.
- Because its time to stand up and fight back!
- To bring together more than 100 front-line shop steward and local union officers for a day long conference about how to fight back on the shop floor.
- To form a Shop Stewards Network in the Halifax Regional Municipality that will facilitate communications and strategies between workplaces, helping create a culture of solidarity between all workers.
Why the Word “Troublemaker”?
Whenever we stand up for our rights at work, we are called a troublemaker by management.
Whenever we speak out against discrimination, we are called a troublemaker by management.
Whenever we win a grievance, or encourage a fellow worker to file a grievance, we are called a troublemaker by management.
In fact, whenever we stand up for ourselves and our co-workers, we are called a troublemaker.
Time to own it. If the boss thinks we are troublemakers for standing up for our rights already, just wait and see what management thinks after this conference!
Space is limited. Limit of ten shop stewards and local union officers per local union. There will be a waiting list for locals who have more than ten people who want to attend.
Email President@HalifaxLabour.ca to pre-register or for more information. Full registration forms and agenda available soon.