Not quite a Labour Day march, but a rally earlier today in support of 10 paid sick days in Nova Scotia drew close to 100 people to downtown Halifax.
In Nova Scotia, Labour Day is one of the six paid holidays in the year. If your workplace is closed that day, or you do not work that day, you are entitled to a day off with pay. But there is more. Judy Haiven explains.
Wonderful program presented by the Halifax-Dartmouth and District Labour Board.
Danny Cavanagh: Now is time for a government that’s committed to creating good jobs. A government willing to invest in more public services, services that working families need. A government that will help more people save for retirement so they can live their final years in dignity, not a hardship. Government that understand austerity is a race to the bottom driven by the rich and elite in society.
Judi Haiven on working / not working on Labour Day and getting paid. It’s complicated. Know your labour rights!
“Unions aren’t just about negotiating with employers. We advocate politically so everyone can have fair wages, safer workplaces, pensions for retirement, and dignity at work,” writes NSFL president Danny Cavanagh in his Labour Day message.
As posted on the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour website On Monday, September 2, the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council…
On Labour Day Danny Cavanagh, president of the NS Federation of Labour, reflects on last year’s gains and next year’s challenges.
Poverty activist Kendall Worth spoke fearlessly at the Halifax Labour Day celebrations. Here he talks about what that was like, and why it makes perfect sense to talk about social assistance and poverty at a Labour event.
Just a very quick photo view of the Halifax Labour Day parade. Credit to Simon de Vet.