Much of the increase in serious hospital errors is because there aren’t enough nurses, says Joan Jessome, president of the NSGEU.
Cape Breton University is financially stable and talk of faculty layoffs is unwarranted, the president of the Faculty Association charges.
The Chronicle Herald is hiring scabs and not telling the full story. The job postings are interesting though.
“Time and again publics trust governments to ensure that companies operate with reasonable prudence. Time and again we are shocked by a new disaster caused by corporate negligence.”
An interview with Susan Dodd about her book on the Ocean Ranger disaster.
Back home the American owner of the Donkin mine is facing a mine closure, a potentially very costly dispute with shareholders, lawsuits, and a general move away from coal. No wonder its shares tumbled by 80 percent in 2015.
Mark Lever has written too many Ivany endorsements, and it shows.
The safety record of US coal mines operated by the new owner of the Donkin mine is worrisome. That’s why unionization is crucial. “When there is no union there and a worker speaks up, I would hope that the company would listen, but they answer to their shareholders. They have to make money, and sometimes they sidestep these issues.”
Sydney has always been a union town, says Chronicle Herald reporter Tom Ayers, who together with his colleagues receives huge amounts of support from local residents while on the picket line.
Still, never mind the love, the coffees and the cookies, Ayers and his colleagues would much rather be doing their job, writing stories, taking pictures, and talking to people in the community about things that matter.
Lately we hear a lot about the godawful misogyny at the fire department in Spaniard’s Bay, N.L. In essence what happened to her wasn’t that different, says former Halifax firefighter Liane Tessier. More than 10 years later she is still fighting for justice.
Readers, newsroom workers, politicians and union activists rallied at the Chronicle Herald HQ. They want Herald management to stop its union busting ways.