Why is it taking so very, very long for city staff to write a report on how to make sure that city contractors pay their workers a half decent wage? Good question.
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour president Danny Cavanagh looks at new legislation proposed by the feds (pay equity, domestic violence leave, casual workers, etc.). It may not be perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction, and much better than what provincial legislation offers.
We talk with Jackie Swaine of the SEIU and Danny Cavanagh, president of the NSFL, who together are calling for legislation with teeth to protect workers against wage theft and contract flipping.