Wednesday, 19 June 2019

A complaint by a group of welfare recipients who live with disabilities and require special diets is going to court this Thursday. Their special needs allowances have not kept up with ever rising costs, they say, and they want to force the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to conduct a tribunal.

A letter from Danny Cavanagh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour (NSFL), asking locals affiliated with his organization to consider making a much-needed donation to the Chronicle Herald newsroom workers. It’s not easy to make ends meet on just strike pay. We are re-posting Danny’s letter in the hope that some of our readers will decide to also make a donation. After all, it’s that time of the year.

Not a good day for the government in its efforts to bully teachers into abandoning their fight for better working conditions and fair bargaining. Parents, teachers and students who rallied at Province House today are angrier than ever before, while the government beat a hasty retreat.

Delighted and proud to issue the Nova Scotia Advocate’s first call for (paid) submissions. We’ve been paying some of our writers for a while, now we want to do even more. Read this post for all the specs. And many thanks to all our generous readers who donated and made this possible. Paywalls aren’t an option for us, since so many of our readers are poor. Great to see people recognize that and come through big time.