Danny Cavanagh, president of the NS Federation of Labour, lists a series of demands and recommendations based on feedback from workers from across the province. Danny tackles workers safety, job security, paid sick leave, migrant workers, EI, and more. It’s a good list!
These are difficult times for many workers, and the people delivering the mail are no exception. “It would seem not all management are taking this pandemic as seriously as our membership, which often leaves our members with no choice but to refuse unsafe working conditions. There have been many occasions that individual managers and supervisors have made the wrong call,” writes Toni MacAfee.
Danny Cavanagh: “Are you a worker in Nova Scotia? Take a minute and help us get better protections for all workers in the midst of this pandemic.”
Media release: Nova Scotia is now the only jurisdiction in Canada that neither has legislation nor has publicly announced the intention of introducing legislation to outlaw bullying and psychological harassment in workplaces. All other provinces and the federal jurisdiction have or have promised a definition of workplace injury that includes psychological damage.
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.