Judy Haiven visited a Halifax coffee shop at around 11 AM this Remembrance Day morning. It was good.
Judy Haiven attended a talk by Mi’kmaq lawyer and activist Pam Palmater on the topic of reconciliation. “We are running to do ‘good stuff’ but we haven’t done the hard stuff,” she told the audience.
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.
Judy Haiven joined the crane operators on their picket line. This is what she learned. Beep your horn when you see them, or better yet, join them on the picket line for a bit and have a chat.
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.
Doesn’t seem fair. Thanksgiving is not a paid holiday, even though you can’t work as the store must be closed. Judy Haiven explains…
Judy Haiven reports on the case of Kathy Symington, a former Halifax firefighter whose quest for justice has been denied by the NS Human Rights Commission. “I’ve waited 16 years for justice,” Symington said. “The Commission is not accountable and not listening. I deserve to have my case properly investigated.”
Judy Haiven: Not a kind word, not a cup of vending machine coffee, not even a hug. And don’t get us started on why the young woman was not privileged enough to see a doctor or a nurse. This is what happened to a rape victim who walked into the Colchester East Hants Health Centre hospital in Truro last week.
Judi Haiven on working / not working on Labour Day and getting paid. Know your labour rights!
Judy Haiven on the Burnside Jail prisoners strike, and why it matters.