Don’t Sell NL campaign launched to oppose Furey austerity measures

Unifor has launched a new ‘Don’t Sell NL’ campaign in opposition to austerity measures proposed in The Big Reset report by Premier Andrew Furey’s Economic Recovery Team.

“The Big Reset recommendations focus on cutting jobs, slashing health care and other services, selling off and privatizing public assets, and other punishing austerity measures,” said Unifor Atlantic Regional Director Linda MacNeil.

“If allowed to happen, these measures will stifle economic growth, put control of public assets and services in the hands of corporations, and force young people and working families to relocate out of province.”

The new campaign calls on members to stop the Furey government from implementing recommendations that would sell away valuable assets owned by the citizens, sell off vital public services to be run at a profit by private corporations, and sell out the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Read Unifor’s release on The Big Reset report here.

Unifor has joined a coalition of unions that represent members in Newfoundland and Labrador to unite workers across the province in the fight to prevent the proposed austerity measures from becoming policy. Political lobbying and additional actions are currently in the planning process with information forthcoming.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the economy, workers and families.

Newfoundland and Labrador needs increased investment in programs and growth sectors to stimulate recovery, not cuts that will move us backwards,” said MacNeil.