What’s open, what’s closed, who cares? Will you get paid, and does your boss know, that’s what matters.
Please attend a one-hour rally to protest Superstore and Sobey’s cutting their front-line workers’ 15% “hero pay”
PSA: Bad bosses, my experience in toxic workplaces. A webinar presented by labour activist and journalist Lisa Cameron.
Lack of masks, together with the use of substitute workers and the absence of paid sick leave were contributing factors in the many coronavirus-related deaths in long term care facilities across the country. Let’s not make the same mistake twice.
Premier Stephen McNeil wants workers looking for paid sick leave to join a union and engage in the collective bargaining process. He made the call at yesterday’s COVID-19 press conference.
We talk with an early childhood educator who is concerned about going back to work maybe as soon as early June. “Right now there’s a lot of talk going into the plan to reopen about PPEs, there’s a lot of talk about ratios. And those are good things that we need to talk about, but I don’t see enough talk about sick time, or wages. And those are two things that we know were part of the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes,” she says.
NS Federation of Labour pres Danny Cavanagh: The province needs to ensure that all workers have access to paid sick leave, paid emergency days, and be paid a fair and decent wage. If workers contract the virus, they need a guarantee that they will automatically be entitled to workers’ compensation
Nova Scotia’s health care Council of Unions is calling on government and employers to sign onto a safety protocol that ensures frontline workers are protected and supported during this unprecedented time. Tony Seed reports.
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.