Updated July 5th to reflect government response. KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – Highly qualified people with deep roots in marginalized communities are…
Three good unionized jobs are lost as the National Research Council (NRC) in Halifax awards its new cleaning contract to a non-unionized company, paying minimum wage and providing no benefits. About fifty people gathered at the NRC office on Oxford Street to demand better.
Posties may soon be on strike, or locked out, or both. Canada Post isn’t in trouble, and should stop acting as if it is, says Tony Rogers, president of the CUPW Nova Local.
Danny Cavanagh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, reflects on the recent changes to the Canada Pension Plan.
David Ladouceur, tireless union and indigenous rights activist, talks about his ongoing fight to make the workplace and the union more inclusive of indigenous people.
A collective agreement signed earlier this week between Adsum House and its employees, members of CUPE, will ensure that all employees of Adsum for Women and Children will earn at least a living wage. This is likely a first in Nova Scotia. It’s part of a deliberate strategy, says executive director Sheri Lecker. “Sometimes you cannot wait until all pieces of the puzzle are there. This is one of those times.”
Eight jobs will leave Nova Scotia, and eight workers, administrators of public dental programs, will be unemployed at the end of the month because the government awarded a bid to an Ontario competitor.
Something very much out of the ordinary is happening in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In this guest post economists Mike Bradfield and James Sawler argue that a $15 minmum wage will have negligible inflationary effects. If Premier McNeil really wants a tax policy which directly assists low income Nova Scotians, he should make the provincial tax credits REFUNDABLE.
A bigger and better Local Xpress, the prospects of a very lengthy strike, and the price the NDP pays for their principled boycott.