Representatives from the Nova Scotia School Board Council of Unions are pleased that Nova Scotia Public Health and the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) have taken decisive action today, closing 32 schools due to the discovery of active cases of COVID-19 in at least nine public schools this week.
Media release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says now is the time to see Nova Scotia implement paid sick days as our COVID cases continue to climb and a 4 week lockdown is in place. With 38 new cases today, new variants, and many schools closed, our government must ensure worker safety is front and center.
Media release: School safety protocols across the province need to be evaluated and enhanced immediately to ensure students, teachers, staff and their families are safe from highly infectious COVID-19 variants, says NSTU President Paul Wozney.
Support for saving Owls Head Provincial Park is increasing across the province, as demonstrated by the continued growth of the grassroots Facebook group, “Save Little Harbour/Owls Head from Becoming Golf Courses.”
PSA: Family SOS announces the launch of their second annual Great Golf Raffle this month. This year’s grand prize will be valued at over $2,500.00 and will feature over thirty golf passes to some of Nova Scotia’s most exclusive courses as well as a $100 gift card to Kandy Golf (Dartmouth), a $40 gift card to Golf Central (Bayers Lake) and “buckets of balls” at Fairview Hills Golf Centre and Driving Range.
Approximately 844 NSGEU members who work at Dalhousie University in administrative and technical support bargaining unit roles are poised to strike after their employer has refused to remove a proposal that would strip them of the new Federal Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement.
Open letter: As an owner/operator of a daycare centre and after school program, I am adding my voice to the call for equal compensation for all early childhood educators in Nova Scotia!
Media release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says he is disappointed there is no labour representative on Premier Iain Rankin’s newly created Economic Growth Council.
Press release: As the Nova Scotia bubble re-opens, it is time for the provincial government to ensure that all workers receive paid time off to receive their vaccines, says Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh.
Rally: Equity Watch is asking the NS Human Rights Commission and the Nova Scotia government to simply do their job. That is the least they owe Nova Scotians.