In Nova Scotia most stores must be closed on Monday’s Heritage Day, but to qualify for a day off with pay you must meet quite a few conditions.
Stand-sit desks are great, but health benefits and job security are better, writes Lisa Cameron after working some fixed-term contracts which weren’t what they promised.
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.
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.
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.
Retail worker Tony Lohnes would like to see a law that makes stores close at 4 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s eve. Retail workers need some family time too, he says.
Remembrance Day is a punitive holiday day because many Nova Scotians must forego pay. That week your pay cheque will be 20% lighter than it was for a 5-day week.
Lisa Cameron takes a closer look at the increase in self-checkout machines in Nova Scotia stores. Turns out there are a lot of downsides.
Lisa Cameron: In Nova Scotia, your boss can demand proof that you’re sick, even if it’s just a short term illness. Those requests make life miserable for workers and put stress on an already overburdened medical system.
The Nook Espresso Bar and Lounge closed its Bedford location in late July of this year. It did so suddenly and without giving any kind of warning to its seven employees. When the owners incorrectly calculated their notice pay, the baristas fought back, with help from the Halifax Workers Action Centre. Lisa Cameron reports.