Media release: Join us on International Workers’ Day to demand better working conditions and rights for all workers! We will gather in front of 1505 Barrington St, which houses the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Press release: The Mayworks Halifax Festival of Working People & the Arts celebrates its 10th year with a month-long program of events featuring music, theatre, films, graphic novels and a number of interdisciplinary works of performance art.
The number of people receiving income assistance in Nova Scotia has been steadily decreasing over the last 6 to 7 years, and the Department of Community Services doesn’t seem to know why that is.
News release: Friday, May 3, 2019, youth and supporters from all around the South Shore will converge on Bridgewater as part of the National School Strike against inaction on the climate crisis.
Kendall Worth reports that Community Services has no plans to stop the annual reviews for people on social assistance. Many recipients feel that the practice is punitive and humiliating, and too often results in cuts.
I attended a town hall on the state of public education in Nova Scotia. What emerged was a system still very much in crisis, but with teachers and parents demonstrating a real desire to listen and learn from one another.
We interviewed Toronto journalist, writer and community organizer Desmond Cole, who has been involved in the fight against carding in Toronto for many years. Turns out that much of what’s been happening here in NS occurred in Ontario as well, just a bit earlier. In other words, there are lessons we can learn.
News release: Extinction Rebellion will be in Middleton, Nova Scotia at 291 Marshall Street on Monday, April 29 from 10AM until 1PM to engage Premier McNeil in a conversation about the climate crisis and his government’s response. Concerned constituents have an appointment with the Premier to call on him to declare a climate emergency and to act like it is an emergency by transitioning our province to net zero carbon emissions by 2025 and creating a citizen’s assembly to ensure a fair and just transition.
News release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says the P3 model is the wrong choice for to build new community health centres and new long-term care facilities in North Sydney and New Waterford and a new laundry centre in North Sydney.
Ken Summers takes a close look at the history of Alton Gas and Indigenous consultations. With so many players, the KMKNO, the Assembly of Mi’kmaq Chiefs, Millbrook First Nation, and Sipekne’katik, it’s complicated and things aren’t always what they seem.