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EDUCATE, AGITATE, ORGANIZE The Halifax Workers’ Action Centre

Originally published in Our Times Magazine. BY MELISSA KEITH When workers battle back against unfairness on the job, action speaks louder than words. Katrin MacPhee is a lawyer at Pink Larkin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She’s one of a “healthy base of volunteers” who helped establish the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre, becoming involved through membership in Solidarity Halifax, a…

Nova Scotia’s workers are falling behind

Originally published on Rank and File. By Lisa Cameron In August, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released their report “A Rising Tide to Lift All Boats”, making several recommendations to improve existing employment legislation in Nova Scotia. This 2019 report is a follow-up to the 2012 CCPA report, and provides and updated and…

OPINION: Employers can’t claim a monopoly on risk

Originally published in the Chronicle Herald. by Jason Edwards Re: the Aug. 17 opinion piece, “Walk a mile in an employer’s shoes,” by Andy MacGregor, a self-described “second-generation business owner.” Mr. MacGregor’s piece is intended to undermine the recent report produced for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives by Acadia sociologist Rebecca Casey. The report compares…

Lisa Cameron tells us how to get ahead of our bad bosses With the Worker’s Action Centre and the fight for $15

Originally published in The Coast. By Lisa Cameron Lisa Cameron is a labour activist and organizing member of the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre. With low-wage and precarious work on the rise, many workers in Halifax are struggling to maintain decent employment while sustaining themselves and their families. For those without adequate wages and legal protection, addressing…

Dog Island-Episode 47: Workers Action Centre Good, Nazis Bad

Hugh details what went down when the NCA goons tried to speak in Parade Square on the weekend. We then talk to Jason Edwards and Lisa Cameron from the Halifax Workers Action Centre. They give us some general info about the centre and then answer questions submitted by our listeners. Good episode TBH. Listen HERE.