“What bothers me the most in all of this is that city lawyers advanced this argument that the racist slurs directed at Y.Z. were protected under free speech provisions.” We talk with Equity Watch spokesperson and lawyer Connor Smithers-Mapp about how unions, councillors and management continue to evade the issues of racism, homophobia and misogyny at the City’s workplaces.
When the results of a survey released earlier this year showed stress and burnout levels among teachers to be very high, minister Zach Churchill claimed that things had changed for the better. Now a new survey contradicts that claim.
News release: The NSTU is calling on the government to release a full list of schools across the province where Early Literacy Support teaching positions have been cut.
Here is a bit of a news brief on this year’s May Day rally in Halifax, including a transcribed speech by Stacey Gomez of the Migrant Rights Network. Gomez addresses the case of Daniella, a migrant worker at the Fox Hill Market and Deli on Robie Street in Halifax, who was allegedly subjected to extortion by her employers.
May First, international working class day, also happens to be the 100th anniversary of the Halifax General Strike of 1919 against war profiteering and super-exploitation of the construction trades in the wake of the Halifax Explosion of 6 December 1917. Tony Seed looks at the circumstances that triggered this strike, and many others like it in Nova Scotia and all across Canada.
Media release: Join us on International Workers’ Day to demand better working conditions and rights for all workers! We will gather in front of 1505 Barrington St, which houses the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
Press release: The Mayworks Halifax Festival of Working People & the Arts celebrates its 10th year with a month-long program of events featuring music, theatre, films, graphic novels and a number of interdisciplinary works of performance art.
I attended a town hall on the state of public education in Nova Scotia. What emerged was a system still very much in crisis, but with teachers and parents demonstrating a real desire to listen and learn from one another.
News release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says the P3 model is the wrong choice for to build new community health centres and new long-term care facilities in North Sydney and New Waterford and a new laundry centre in North Sydney.
This Sunday, April 28, is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured on the job. In 2018 fourteen Nova Scotians died from acute traumatic injuries on the job! Also included is a list of Day of Mourning events as of April 15, 2019.