Retail worker Tony Lohnes would like to see a law that makes stores close at 4 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s eve. Retail workers need some family time too, he says.
Remembrance Day is a punitive holiday day because many Nova Scotians must forego pay. That week your pay cheque will be 20% lighter than it was for a 5-day week.
A recent CCPA report counts the ways current labour legislation fails to address needs of workers in the province. Provisions pertaining to standard hours of work, overtime pay, vacation, minimum wage, and statutory holidays are especially weak, writes Lisa Cameron.
Judi Haiven on working / not working on Labour Day and getting paid. It’s complicated. Know your labour rights!
Judy and Larry Haiven on the deplorable state of labour standards in NS: As we approach Labour Day of 2019, we would do well to ponder the miserable situation of those who toil in the workplaces of this province and how this hurts us all.
Natal Day for many non-unionized people really isn’t a holiday at all. No overtime pay, no ability to refuse to work, and if the place closes you could get the day off with no pay. It doesn’t have to be that way, Judy Haiven explains.
Non-unionized workers in Nova Scotia not only need to deal with low wages, they are denied many of the protections other Canadian workers enjoy. A new report by the CCPA identifies the shortcomings and recommends how to fix it.
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.
Nova Scotia Heritage Day is one of the six measly public holidays in Nova Scotia. Everyone is supposed to get Monday, Feb. 18 off work—but only some of you will be paid. Judy Haiven explains all.
Judy Haiven on living and working in Nova Scotia, one of the stingiest and most punitive provinces when it comes to labour standards. Exhibit # 1: Working on New Year’s day and other holidays.