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Anti-Poverty Rally draws crowd and media

Check out the photos and media from our anti-poverty rally, which gathered outside Province House at the start of the spring sitting of provincial parliament. We worked with a coalition of housing, worker, disability and anti-poverty groups to send a clear message to this government that poverty was a growing problem in our province. Check…

New Name, New Demands: Justice for Workers NS

Fight for $15 and Fairness Halifax/K’jipuktuk is announcing that they have become Justice for Workers Nova Scotia, an organization dedicated to fighting for workers’ rights. For the past few month’s members of FF15 held forums and had many discussions on updating their demands. “We recognize that calls for a $15 minimum wage are no longer enough…

Happy International Women’s Day from Fight for $15 & Fairness Halifax

Happy International Women’s Day! The Halifax Chapter of Fight for 15 knows that women are some of the hardest workers out there. Women often work double time, working under formal employment as well as performing unpaid labour at home. It’s not a coincidence that jobs that have been traditionally considered ‘women’s work’ are underpaid. Women…

Statement: We Need $15 an Hour, not a Small Hike in the Minimum Wage

The provincial government has announced that Nova Scotia’s minimum wage for experienced workers will increase by fifty-five cents to $11.55 per hour on April 1st, 2019. That increase is not nearly enough, but it shows that the campaign for a $15 minimum wage is getting results in Nova Scotia, like it has across Canada and…

ANALYSIS: Minimum Wage Committee Report

The Minimum Wage Committee just released their report, recommending a minimum wage hike of $0.55 scheduled for April, 2019. While this is at least $0.35 higher than any minimum wage hike for the past six years (which should be celebrated), it still falls dramatically short of a living wage and – even according to the…

Educators for Social Justice Support the Fight for 15

By Educators for Social Justice Educators see the effects of poverty first hand. Every day, we teach students from homes which lack the basic necessities for a healthy, dignified life. The effects of poverty are many and varied: a lack of nutritious food; decreased access to health care services such as dental care or prescription…

Ontario unemployment fell to lowest point in 18 years after minimum wage hike

“In spite of some predictions to the contrary, Ontario’s sharp minimum-wage increase hasn’t killed its labor market,” reported Bloomberg this month. In fact, quite the opposite is true: the minimum wage hike in this case has corresponded with a booming economy. “Business owners and economists fretted the 21 percent wage hike, which took effect Jan. 1, would…