Remembrance Day is a punitive holiday day because many Nova Scotians must forego pay. That week your pay cheque will be 20% lighter than it was for a 5-day week. Judy Haiven explains.

Judy Haiven on Natal Day, unfortunately by no means a holiday for most of Nova Scotia’s workers. Our province is stingy when it comes to designating statutory holidays.

If you worked on Monday, Natal Day, and thought you’d be entitled to holiday pay, think again. Frequent contributor Judy Haiven explains the ins and outs of “retail closing days” or statutory holidays and what that means for you if you work in a store or restaurant.

A recent CCPA report counts the ways current labour legislation fails to address needs of workers in the province. Provisions pertaining to standard hours of work, overtime pay, vacation, minimum wage, and statutory holidays are especially weak, writes Lisa Cameron.