Media release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says now is the time to see Nova Scotia implement paid sick days as our COVID cases continue to climb and a 4 week lockdown is in place. With 38 new cases today, new variants, and many schools closed, our government must ensure worker safety is front and center.
Media release: Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says he is disappointed there is no labour representative on Premier Iain Rankin’s newly created Economic Growth Council.
Press release: As the Nova Scotia bubble re-opens, it is time for the provincial government to ensure that all workers receive paid time off to receive their vaccines, says Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh.
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh on the good and the bad in today’s provincial budget.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour along with the Canadian Labour Congress and other provincial and territorial federations of labour have joined forces to push back against Uber and it’s self‑serving proposal for Flexible Work+ dangerous, undermining and offensive to the rights and dignity of workers.
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.
Danny Cavanagh: “To the political hopefuls who promise jobs, jobs, jobs, if the past is any indicator, they get in power and then cut jobs, cut good-paying jobs, jobs with benefits. So much for the promises.”
o celebrate African Heritage Month, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour Anti-Racism/Human Rights Committee is focusing on African Nova Scotian activists who are making a difference and who share their work-related and personal experiences with us. Melissa Marsman interviews Charlene “Missy” Chasse, a proud member of the PSAC – UNE Local 80018 where she holds the elected position of Human Rights Officer.
Danny Cavanagh: In 2012/2013, when I was CUPE Nova Scotia president, we had a big campaign called the 10% shift. The Shift doesn’t ask you to spend more – it just says if you change how you spend, you can make a real difference in your community.
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.”