Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Letter by Judy Haiven on the court case of Shawn Wade Hynes of Pictou County, accused of shooting Nhlanhia  Dlamini in the back with a nail gun on a construction site “Is it just my imagination or a usual practice that when someone who is criminally charged does not show up for court, the judge issues a bench warrant?”

“Metro councilors play a game.  They warn if we want improved snow and ice clearing we all must pay more taxes.  Fair enough. But out of a different pocket, we are now collectively paying through our taxes for the strains on Emergency rooms and the health care system.  So we all pay one way or another,” writes Judy Haiven.

This is the most puzzling time of the year – to figure out which days are paid holidays and which are not.  Judy Haiven helps you understand your rights, so you can help your boss understand.

He stood up straighter. In a patronizing tone he told me, “I think I know the law. I just have to pay them double time for today…” On her Remembrance Day trip to the Annapolis Valley Judy Haiven explains the law to workers and bosses. Many employees are entitled to a day off with pay, but employers don’t know that, she finds. This is an updated version of a story originally published on November 13, 2017.

Frequent contributor Judy Haiven joined the striking postal workers on the Almon Street picket line for a bit this morning. CUPW’s fight for just wages, better benefits, pay equity, safe work and against bullying in the workplace helps us all, she writes.