The EAC believes we should pay close attention to the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It is starting a monthly reading group to facilitate that effort.
Posties may soon be on strike, or locked out, or both. Canada Post isn’t in trouble, and should stop acting as if it is, says Tony Rogers, president of the CUPW Nova Local.
Danny Cavanagh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, reflects on the recent changes to the Canada Pension Plan.
A program that helps young persons with disabilities transition into the workforce is being cut by the Halifax Regional School Board. At the root lies the School Board’s unwillingness to deal with bullying by one of its employees, charges the executive director of Independent Living Nova Scotia.
In Nova Scotia people on welfare in need of extra supports for health reasons don’t count for much, poverty advocates told members of the Community Services Standing Committee.
David Ladouceur, tireless union and indigenous rights activist, talks about his ongoing fight to make the workplace and the union more inclusive of indigenous people.
A collective agreement signed earlier this week between Adsum House and its employees, members of CUPE, will ensure that all employees of Adsum for Women and Children will earn at least a living wage. This is likely a first in Nova Scotia. It’s part of a deliberate strategy, says executive director Sheri Lecker. “Sometimes you cannot wait until all pieces of the puzzle are there. This is one of those times.”
Half-price transit passes for people who live on low incomes doesn’t go far enough, says chronic complainer Robert Devet. Public transit for the very poor should be free, and Community Services should stop shirking its responsibility.
Eight jobs will leave Nova Scotia, and eight workers, administrators of public dental programs, will be unemployed at the end of the month because the government awarded a bid to an Ontario competitor.
Tenants of Metro Regional Housing in Spryfield are taking charge. They are planning a store, a laundromat, a rec program, and much more. They also want to keep the pressure on their landlord to finally deal with a huge rodent infestation and units in continual disrepair.