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Halifax, NS – Statistics Canada released the monthly Labour Force Survey today showing that while unemployment was down across Canada, it is up considerably in Nova Scotia.  Unemployment went from 8.7% to 9.1%.  This means there are currently 44,700 people unemployed in Nova Scotia.  This number also doesn’t include the number of folks who have given up on looking for work, or people who are working part-time jobs because they can’t find full time work.  When these people are
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Public Town Hall Meetings on Harper's Cuts to Employment Insurance

PUBLIC TOWN HALL FORUMS ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA
ON HARPER’S CHANGES & CUTS TO EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (EI)

PUBLIC MEETINGS taking place in communities across Nova Scotia, including:
• Dartmouth • Annapolis Valley • Cape Breton Regional Municipality • Antigonish • Lunenburg • Truro • Digby •

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is organizing a series of PUBLIC TOWN HALL FORUMS on the Harper government’s changes/cuts to Employment Insurance (EI) and how they will affect all Nova Scotians.

The Harper government introduced changes to Employment Insurance (EI) which took effect at…

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Labour Council News

Halifax Labour Day 2012

Halifax Labour Day 2012

August 24th, 2012

Labour Day March, Rally, Free BBQ Picnic and Community Concert Join the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, affiliate unions, social justice organizations & more, for the 2012 Labour Day March, Rally, Free Community BBQ Picnic and Music Concert on Monday, September 3rd, 2012. 10:00am -- Gather with Sisters & Brothers from unions & community organizations at the VICTORIA PARK (Spring Garden Road at South Park Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia). Union Locals[...More]

Urgent Action Required Against NS Power

Urgent Action Required Against NS Power

May 28th, 2012

May 28, 2012 To: Affiliate unions, leadership, activists, staff and stewards From: Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council Re: Urgent action required against Nova Scotia Power    Sisters and brothers,  I have never written to you with such urgency. By now you have likely heard Nova Scotia Power is proposing a 6% hike in power rates.  You’ve likely heard about the ridiculous compensation packages and parties given to their executives.  You’ve also likely heard the debate[...More]

Troublemakers Conference – Oct 27, 2012

Troublemakers Conference - Oct 27, 2012

May 7th, 2012

Troublemakers’ Conference – Raise a Little Hell Calling All Shop Stewards and Local Union Officers! Have you ever been called a troublemaker at work? Are you sick of getting pushed around at work? How about tired of grievances and arbitrations that don’t solve the problem? Wanna learn how to fight back and enforce the collective agreement on the shopfloor? Come Raise a Little Hell and pre-register today for the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council’s Troublemakers’ Conference! [...More]

Opinion, Fact & Argument

Unemployment Up, Liberals Lack Plan

Unemployment Up, Liberals Lack Plan

August 8th, 2014

Halifax, NS – Statistics Canada released the monthly Labour Force Survey today showing that while unemployment was down across Canada, it is up considerably in Nova Scotia.  Unemployment went from 8.7% to 9.1%.  This means there are currently 44,700 people unemployed in Nova Scotia.  This number also doesn’t include the number of folks who have given up on looking for work, or people who are working part-time jobs because they can’t find full time work.  When these people are included[...More]

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December 6th - Day to End Violence Against Women

December 6th, 2013

December 6th - Day to End Violence Against Women By Joyclin Coates, Vice President of Women's rights, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council   Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student Sonia[...More]

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Solutions Beyond Capitalism: Public Ownership of Telecommunications

September 4th, 2013

Solutions Beyond Capitalism: Public Ownership of Telecommunications By Kyle Buott, President, Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council and a member of Solidarity Halifax   Canada’s telecom giants (Rogers, Bell and Telus, et al) have been running ads for the last months opposing the entrance of Verizon, an American company, into the Canadian wireless market.  Recently Verizon announced they would not be entering the Canadian market after all. For Canadians however, this was a lose-lose situation.  If Verizon did come to Canada, we would just have[...More]


Historic Quotes from Labour’s Past in Nova Scotia.

‘… a cruel competitive sytem forces them to march through life along the edge of a chasm of poverty, and any small reduction in wages may at any time precipitate them into its woeful pit.’ — James B. McLachlan Labour Gazette, 1908, J. B. McLachlan: A Biography: The Story of a Legendary Labour Leader, By David Frank