TRURO - A labour march and rally is planned for Saturday in Truro to protest the federal government's proposed reforms to the Employment Insurance program.
Danny Cavanagh, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in Nova Scotia said his members are joining a "chorus" of unions and organizations across Atlantic Canada who say the Harper government's so-called 'reforms' to EI should be completely scrapped.
"Right now these planned changes have created mass confusion around the changes to the employment insurance system," he said in a news release. "The most recent announcement from Human Resources Minister Dianne Finley to fix a problem surrounding how much a worker can earn before affecting benefits has muddied the waters even more."
Cavanagh says his union, along with other unions and community groups in the four Atlantic provinces, is organizing a march and rally for this weekend in Truro, which will end up at Conservative MP Scott Armstrong's constituency office.
And he encouraged other members of the public who are concerned about the cuts to EI to join the rally.
The march is to begin at the Holiday Inn on Prince Street at 11:45 a.m. and will travel to Armstrong's constituency office at 18 Willow Street.