It’s time to push back a bit on the many op eds and letters elsewhere calling for Uber to come to Halifax. It’s not all good, certainly not for the workers, A survey shows gig workers are lonely, unhappy and feel they have very little control over their lives.
PSA: Why do so many employers allow glass ceilings, discrimination, and bullying to occur in the workplace? At what level of management do most problems occur? How can we promote women-friendly workplaces?
In Nova Scotia non-unionized workers have to jump through hoops to qualify for pay on Christmas Day. And don’t even think about getting paid for Boxing Day. Judy Haiven explains.
An energized Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is ready to take on the challenges of 2020. “We will take action on social issues like clean water on our First Nations Reserves, the environment and child poverty. We will vigorously oppose any anti-worker legislation that threatens free collective bargaining and will work to rid workplaces of sexual harassment and assault. We renewed our commitment to fight for a $15 minimum wage and Universal Pharmacare, and to oppose the privatization of public services,” writes president Danny Cavanagh.
I went to the rally of Northern Pulp and forestry workers at Province House. It will be a sad day tomorrow no matter what McNeil decides.
Long term care facilities in Nova Scotia have been subjected to budget cuts and government neglect. One way this manifests is in staff working shorthanded. unable to provide residents the full care they need and deserve. We talk with a long term care worker and CUPE activist who is raising the alarm.
News release: The workers of Bryony House (PSAC DCL Local 80022) are pleased that a new home has been found for the only transition house in the Halifax Regional Municipality, but questions remain about why it only happened after such a long wait and public pressure.
Judy Haiven joined striking CN workers on the picket line and writes about the issues at stake and concerns that the workers will be legislated back to work. After all, it happened before.
As of Tuesday 3,200 CN conductors, trainpersons and yard workers, members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, have been on strike across Canada, and freight trains aren’t moving. Money is’t the problem.
At 48-hours, Nova Scotia has one of the longest workweeks in the country. Before a worker is legally entitled to earn an overtime rate of pay (one-and-a half times their regular wage), they generally have to have worked 48-hours over a one-week span. Lisa Cameron reports.