Joan Jessome, former president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union.

For this week’s episode we reached out to Joan Jessome, the president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union from 1999 to 2016.

Jessome has been involved in many labour disputes with the province over the years, so we wanted to talk strategy as the Nova Scotia Teachers Union battles the province over the Glaze report. Earlier this week, NSTU members voted in favour of an illegal strike or job action.

They’ve got to go to the wall with it.

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Plus, we talk about the recent decision in the FHRITP case in St. John’s and the one due in court in Halifax on March 1. We also talk about Abdoul Abdi and the Q&A session with the immigration minister. But there have already been new developments since we recorded the show. On Friday, a Federal Court rejected Abdi’s attempt to pause a deportation hearing.

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