Judy Haiven looks at labour law as it applies to Good Friday and Easter. These things are never simple. Don’t let your boss take advantage of this, either knowingly or unknowingly.
News release by the tireless Breaking the Silence Maritimes-Guatemala Solidarity Network: “The Government of Canada failed today to appoint an independent Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) with real powers to investigate abuses and redress the harm caused by Canadian companies operating abroad.”
Judy Haiven takes a closer look at the April 1 raise in Nova Scotia’s minimum wage. Her advise: become a university president.
Today some 70 people gathered on the steps of the Maritime Centre in downtown Halifax for a Fight for 15 rally. Among others, Marleigh Smith, a member of the IWW, and a minimum wage earner herself, spoke at the event. She made some excellent points. This is what she said.
Union members and their friends will gather at province house for a rally to Save our Services on Wednesday April 3rd. The rally is hosted by the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and its affiliated unions.
As another April Fools’ Day is upon us, Nova Scotians find themselves not in the laughing mood at the latest joke being played on them by the McNeil government. On April 1, the minimum wage will be raised to $11.55 (for experienced workers), which hits well below the $15 recommended by advocates, and will do little to lift hard-working Nova Scotians out of poverty. Organized by the Fight for Fifteen and Fairness campaign, workers will hit the streets on Monday at 12pm at the Maritime Center (1505 Barrington Street) to demand a $15 minimum wage, as well as higher income assistance rates and greater benefits and protections for all workers.
I went to a timely rally in support of migrant rights and against racism and Islamophobia. The event was organized by a broad coalition of social justice and anti-racism groups, and there is much more to come.
Scott Neigh of Talking Radical interviews Liane Tessier and Judy Haiven on the remarkable success of Equity Watch, the workplace anti-bullying organization that is making a real difference.
NSTU president Paul Wozney: “Nova Scotians are tired of the petty political battle that has overwhelmed our education system and demoralized teachers. It’s time to change the narrative and begin a constructive conversation about what needs to be done to make Nova Scotia Canada’s leader in delivering quality public education.”
We are pleased to host Palestinian trade unionist Imad Temeiza, who is here in Halifax as part of a speaking tour in Canada. He will be speaking at the Glitter Bean Cafe, this Monday, Feb 25 at 6:30pm. This is an exciting opportunity for local union activists and anyone wanting to know more about workers’ struggle in Palestine.