The Chronicle Herald strike is approaching its ten-months mark, but the Herald owners continue to refuse to engage in real bargaining. As the first talks in six months fall apart the union files a Labour Board complaint, and a mean-spirited owner tells the workers it will never compromise.
A bit of a timeline around the NSTU and NSGEU negotiations, originally written for the national audience of Rank and File. It all looked so promising for McNeil a year ago. What happened?
Issues around affordable housing in rural Nova Scotia are not the same as those in Halifax or even Sydney. Rural housing advocates from across Nova Scotia are getting together this month to exchange ideas and hopefully lay the foundation for a more coordinated approach to advocacy in the future.
A new report tells us that in Nova Scotia an awful lot of people are awfully poor. More so than in Canada overall, and more so than most any other province. Cape Breton, Kentville, New Glasgow, and Halifax all are in the top twenty for their respective categories.
Kendall Worth on the important work that the Benefit Reform Action Group does for people on income assistance in Nova Scotia. Organize, don’t agonize!
Ken Summers takes the pulse of the Alton Gas project in light of the company’s recent announcement that it will not begin its brining operation this year. The company’s future here doesn’t look quite as bright as it did say three years ago. It’s what happens when you’re not welcome.
Forget about meeting clearcutting targets for 2016. A freedom of information request by the provincial NDP caucus suggests clearcutting may well be on the increase.
Tenants of Harbour City Homes on Brunswick Street don’t know that their landlord is up to. Last summer the not-for-profit was forced to sell nine buildings and 34 affordable housing units were lost to the North End. Are things going better now? Having a seat on the Board of Directors would answer such questions, tenants suggest. Right now the company isn’t talking.
We know the friendship treaties between the Mi’kmaq and the Crown are important, but if you’re at all like me that’s probably where your knowledge ends. Now there is an excellent book that shows how treaty relationships have remained a vital part of the collective memory of the Mi’kmaq through time, and how and why the Mi’kmaw interpretation has slowly gained traction. That didn’t just happen, it took a lot of skillful and fearless effort.
A Truro conference of anti-poverty activists from all across Nova Scotia may well be the start of a new network and a stronger voice for groups that want to end the disgrace of poverty in this province.