Across Canada 70% of workers have no paid sick leave. Judy Haiven points to the terrible mess in Ontario to make the case that it’s time for doctors to be seen to support paid sick days.
Status for all means permanent residency for all temporary migrant workers and their families who live in Canada with precarious legal status. Temporary migrant workers include international students, refugee claimants, temporary foreign workers in low-wage occupations and migrants classified as high-skilled in the International Mobility Program. It also includes non-status migrants.
The Dalhousie University Board of Governors is once again trying to bully workers into surrendering parts of their retirement benefits.
Approximately 844 NSGEU members who work at Dalhousie University in administrative and technical support bargaining unit roles are poised to strike after their employer has refused to remove a proposal that would strip them of the new Federal Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement.
Supporters of Equity Watch rallied outside of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to urge the Commission to do its job. You read that right – what the demonstrators demanded was that the Commission do its job. Judy Haiven explains.
Media release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says he is disappointed there is no labour representative on Premier Iain Rankin’s newly created Economic Growth Council.
An open letter to Minister Zach Churchill of Health and Wellness asks that the province remove barriers that may stop migrant workers with temporary status, refugee claimants, and others with precarious legal status from accessing a COVID-19 vaccine. We speak with two of the letter’s authors. They’re not asking for much, but small changes would make a huge difference, they say.
Press release: As the Nova Scotia bubble re-opens, it is time for the provincial government to ensure that all workers receive paid time off to receive their vaccines, says Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh.
Join us for a presentation in English / Patois on Youtube Live. Hosted by the Migrant Worker Rights Working Group.
“Our $12.95 comes not even close to a living wage in this province. Workers in Nova Scotians deserve better; They deserve better wages; they deserve better working conditions, they deserve paid sick days; They deserve a fair wage.”