Judy Haiven on working and getting paid on this somber Canada Day.
The good news is that the the Victoria Day weekend, is coming up. The bad news is, unless you are covered by a collective agreement at your workplace, you will not get the Monday off with pay. More bad news — if you do work that day, you earn only straight time: there is no holiday pay. Judy Haiven explains.
Judy Haiven looks at labour law as it applies to Good Friday and Easter. These things are never simple. Don’t let your boss take advantage of this, either knowingly or unknowingly.
Judy Haiven takes a close look at Nova Scotia’s minimum wage, not only the 40 cents increase, but also who qualifies, how the minimum wage is set, where Nova Scotia fits in the grand scheme of things, and who all are affected.
After management fired long-term care nurse Tevin Crawford in apparent retaliation for raising health and safety issues, workers at Truro’s Wynn Park Villa are getting close to winning major workplace improvements. Lisa Cameron follows up on an earlier story.
After a Licensed Practical Nurse employed by a nursing home in Truro started raising concerns about working conditions and mentioned unionization he was promptly fired. Lisa Cameron takes a closer look.
In advance of the federal, provincial and territorial labour ministers’ meeting, provincial and territorial federations of labour are united in demanding that provincial and territorial governments guarantee seamless access to universal, permanent and adequate employer-paid sick days for all workers.
If you have a coffee at Tim’s or Starbuck’s on Heritage Day, chances are your server won’t be paid extra for the holiday.
Residents of Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, a few Chinese provinces, and Zambia have paid menstrual leave. Recently Nova Scotia removed taxes on tampons and pads, with much public approval. Paid menstrual leave is the next logical step.
Danny Cavanagh: “This shutting down of the house of assembly by the Liberals gave them essentially paid sick leave or a holiday in the pandemic’s name. Meanwhile, since March of last year, front line workers have been continually told to stay home if you’re sick, all without any offer of paid sick days provincially.”