Drake Resigns From Crown Attorneys’ Association
Former miners’ union leader Steve Drake has resigned from a provincial association representing Crown lawyers over what he describes as bullying, intimidation and alienation by members of the current executive.
The Sydney Crown Attorney says a tentative labour agreement between the provincial Crown Attorneys’ Association and the province is the worst deal in the history of the association.
Drake goes on to say there’s a growing rift between the association executive and its members and adds that six Crown lawyers have resigned from the association in the past year while others are exploring avenues to no longer pay dues.
He’s calling for an investigation of the Association.
Meanwhile, current Association president, Halifax Crown lawyer Peter Craig says he won’t comment on the ongoing bargaining process with the province that Drake says offers a two percent wage increase over five years.
However, Craig does say that Drake’s resignation letter is wholly inaccurate, misleading and destructive to the interests of the Association’s entire membership.
The Association represents 91 Crown lawyers across the province.