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New report outlines ‘urgent need’ for permanent paid sick leave in Nova Scotia

Alex Cook

July 28, 2021

A new report from researchers at Acadia University is calling on the Nova Scotia government to implement permanent, paid sick leave legislation for all employees.

 

While paid sick leave has long been a big discussion in the labour rights movement, the report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives said COVID-19 has “intensified” the calls for sick leave legislation.

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Labour Day rally in Halifax highlights ongoing wage, paid sick leave concerns

Alexa MacLean

September 5, 2022

Lisa Cameron is part of the Halifax Worker’s Action Centre, a legal aid clinic specializing in employment law. “Every day we hear complaints ranging from unpaid wages to racial discrimination, gender discrimination, exploitation of migrant workers, sexual harassment and more,” she said.

She added that while Labour Day celebrates the protections workers have fought for over the years, it’s also an opportunity to build on those successes.