Our mayor and Council don’t have the political will to put an end to the bullying and racism that sp many HRM workers are being subjected to.
Folks deeply unhappy about the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission rallied in front of its office on Spring Garden Road this morning.
News release by Equity Watch: We are here today picketing the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission for its many problems, failures and disappointments. These constitute a gross disservice to the people of Nova Scotia.
Last evening’s founding meeting of Equity Watch was successful beyond her wildest expectations, Halifax writer and activist Judy Haiven tells the Nova Scotia Advocate. Equity Watch is a new organization that aims to call out public and private employers who refuse to stamp out bullying, misogyny and systemic discrimination in their workplaces. “I was very surprised, I expected maybe a handful of people, and what we got were 35 angry people ready for action.”
Announcing this Thursday’s founding meeting of Equity Watch, an organization that aims to keep employers like HRM and watch dogs like the NS Human Rights Commission honest.
Former firefighter and justice fighter for ever Liane Tessier speaks at the Halifax Women’s March about her 12-year battle with HRM and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. “For me, coming forward, speaking out, has been the sanest thing I have ever done in my life, no matter how many people try to shut me up. Remaining silent is guaranteed only to change nothing at all.”
The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is rewriting the history of the Liane Tessier case on its website, omitting how it fought Liane every step of the way. Liane isn’t happy about it. How can you even begin to fix something if you refuse to see any problem in the first place?
This leaflet was handed out by Liane Tessier’s supporters prior to the public apology issued to her by Halifax Fire on Monday, December 18. It is well worth a read.
After twelve years of fighting systemic gender discrimination at Halifax Fire Liane Tessier finally received an apology, but not a very good one. Hardly an hour later she received an email from a former colleague, illustrating how much more work will be required before misogyny at the workplace is finally a thing of the past.
This Monday former firefighter Liane Tessier will receive a formal apology from the City for the years of systemic gender-based discrimination she was subjected to. Thanks to an entirely incompetent Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission this almost didn’t happen.