JUST A TIP
Tell the Nova Scotia Minister of Labour: It's time to BAN tip-theft
We’re doing an email blitz to make sure that the issue of tip-theft is a government priority.
Email Jill Balser (the Minister of Labour, Skills, and Immigration) about why you believe tip-theft protection is urgently needed. We've provided an email template below, but feel free to personalize it – these emails are best if they speak to your own experience, your own perspective, and in your own voice.
Dear Jill Balser,
As Nova Scotia resident and a constituent of [YOUR CONSTITUENCY], I would like to voice my deep concerns about the lack of tip-theft protections in Nova Scotia. We are the only Atlantic province that allows employers to legally steal the tips earned by their employees. This must change.
Too many Nova Scotian workers are dependent on income earned from tips. This is challenged by rising costs due to inflation and delays in raising the minimum wage to a living wage. People tip workers for their services and expect it to go to them, not the employer. Allowing tip-theft in Nova Scotia is against public interest.
I am calling upon our government to amend our current Labour Standards Code to include protections against tip-theft. It's time for the province to protect workers!
I look forward to seeing some positive changes to the legislation in the best interests of the workers.