Judy Haiven spends a say in court, attendiing the case of two police constables accused with negligence in the death of Corey Rogers, a 41 year old man whose crime had been drunkenness in a public place.
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.
Last week a Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Board of Inquiry decided that former firefighter Kathy Symington did not suffer discrimination while working at the Halifax Fire Service.
“In fact the Tessier case shows that for a woman to complain about a male-dominated workplace, such as the Fire Service, the woman has to be willing to fight for more than a dozen years, has to have an airtight complaint, witnesses, and certainly not criticize her superiors. Short of this, women are simply not believed.,” writes Judy Haiven.
Judy Haiven: “In Toronto, the protesters and police allowed bike and pedestrian traffic over the blocked bridge. Why couldn’t Halifax police do this?”
When you are a victim of workplace bullying and harassment in Nova Scotia you have virtually no legal recourse. Yesterday the Nova Scotia NDP proposed la private bill to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Judy Haiven on the apparent lack of a visible union presence at the climate rallies across the country. “There’s a disconnect between workers and environmentalists – and no one is trying to bridge the gap. Warning: It is widening,” she writes.
The seemingly frivolous blackface Trudeau engaged in 18 years ago and the hard core racist bullying that Nhlanhla Dlamini was subjected to at work in Pictou County are in essence not all that different, writes Judy Haiven.
After the hurricane: Judy Haiven asks why school closures were all or nothing, one size fits all. And why isn’t NS Power picking up the bill for all those comfort centres?
During a hurricane or other storm when shops, bars and store are closed, most hourly paid workers – such as bar, restaurant, and coffee shop employees simply do not get paid. This week, they could lose nearly half their week’s pay (and tips), due to the closures. Judy Haiven explains.
Judi Haiven on working / not working on Labour Day and getting paid. It’s complicated. Know your labour rights!