Statement: Members of CUPE 108, representing municipal workers with the Halifax Regional Municipality, were shocked and upset by the direction given to them the morning of August 18 by management to remove shelters used by people without homes. “Our members want the public to know that they would have opposed the removal of the shelters, as they have done previously,” says CUPE 108 President Scott Chetwynd.
Danny Cavanagh: “Changing workplace safety will only happen about when bosses learn “kill a worker – go to jail”. Otherwise, fines are just a slap on the wrist, viewed as the cost of doing business.”
On Wear Pink Day some 20 people gathered at Province House to demand that the Liberal government take steps to outlaw bullying and psychological harassment in the workplace..
There have been 12 rockfalls at the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton in the span of three years. Danny Cavanagh, president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour worries that neither the mine owner nor the Nova Scotia Department of Labour are dealing effectively with safety issues.
When you are a victim of workplace bullying and harassment in Nova Scotia you have virtually no legal recourse. Yesterday the Nova Scotia NDP proposed la private bill to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act.