Workers of Bryony House and Community Come Together to say “We Need a Home”

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Workers of Bryony House and Community Come Together to say “We Need a Home”

The workers of Bryony House, Members of Local 80022 of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will gather with supporters from the community for a mid-day demonstration Friday, November 15, 2019, to call on the management and board of Bryony House to work together with workers and the community to find an immediate temporary shelter.​

Bryony House has operated the only shelter specializing in support for women and their children escaping intimate partner violence in the HRM since 1978.​ The aging shelter has had a series of issues and in early September it was determined that the building was no longer habitable.​ Despite the long history of issues, there was no contingency plan in place for an immediate temporary location for the shelter.​

The workers of Bryony House have been speaking up for their client and their community.​ Between 1996 and 2015 40 women were killed by their intimate partners in Nova Scotia and the workers of Bryony House know that not having a shelter is a matter of life and death.​ Management has recently stated that a new space has been found but there has been no confirmation that the space meets the requirements or will be ready to use immediately.

What: Rally to Support Workers of Bryony House

When: 11:45am to 12:45 pm, Friday November 15, 2019
Where: Victoria Park (Corner of Southpark and Spring Garden)

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