There have been 12 rockfalls at the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton in the span of three years. Danny Cavanagh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour worries that neither the mine owner nor the Nova Scotia Department of Labour are dealing effectively with safety issues.
PSA: Make workplace bullying illegal in Nova Scotia!
In Nova Scotia most stores must be closed on Monday’s Heritage Day, but to qualify for a day off with pay you must meet quite a few conditions.
Lisa Cameron tackles the recent $1 minimum wage increase. It’s a step in the right direction, and credit is due, in large part, to the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign. But it is not nearly enough.
“These multinational companies like Uber and Lyft have a responsibility to treat their workers fairly. Our government also holds a responsibility to ensure all workers are protected,” writes NS Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh.
The defacement of the well known Mi’kmaq billboard at the NS-NB border is not an isolated incident. Pockets of Nova Scotia’s social media are abuzz with anti-Indigenous sentiments and the likes of Rebel Media are fanning the flames.
Letter: Postal workers were legislated back to work more than a year ago and have been without a contract for much longer. That’s wrong, writes Michael Keefe.
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh wants more criminal investigations of workplace accidents. “Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Alcorn died from a head injury after he fell from the roof of the Kent Building Supplies store in Dartmouth Crossing on March 13, 2018, and we are now seeing charges laid.
Why is it taking so very, very long for city staff to write a report on how to make sure that city contractors pay their workers a half decent wage? Good question.
Stand-sit desks are great, but health benefits and job security are better, writes Lisa Cameron after working some fixed-term contracts which weren’t what they promised.