Injunctions and the Suppression of Dissent

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Injunctions have been used to try and stifle vibrant, grassrootsmovements against the invasion of Wet’suwet’en territory, Northern Pulp’s plans to pipe effluent into the Northumberland Strait, and the back-to-work legislation used to break the PostalWorkers’ strike . So, what is this legal tool which is so useful in suppressing dissent? Injunctions are a legal oddity. … [Read More]

Solidarity with Postal Workers

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Solidarity Halifax declares its firm solidarity with postal workers who went on strike following Canada Post’s refusal to address major issues put forward by workers during negotiation rounds. Rotating strikes began on Monday, October 22nd, 2018, in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor, and Halifax and have since moved on to Toronto. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers … [Read More]

All out Oct.2: Fight for 15 & Fairness

Killam Library

This October 1, while Albertans celebrate being the first province to reach a $15 minimum wage, Nova Scotia becomes the province with the lowest minimum wage in the country. This hasn’t always been the case. Just 4 and 1/2 years ago, Nova Scotia had the 4th highest minimum wage, while Alberta was one of the … [Read More]

Workplace Racism: Systemic in Halifax

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2018 began with black janitors being fired in February. In March, what followed was black janitors and their supporters in the streets demanding justice from both the cleaning contractor, Armour Group, and the cleaning company, Deep Down Cleaning. On May 8th, HRM workers, mostly African Nova Scotians, demonstrated. They were protesting the lack of action … [Read More]

PETITION: Environmental Impact Assessment for Northern Pulp Pipe

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Please take a moment to sign this petition to the House of Commons to launch a federal environmental impact assessment of Northern Pulp’s plan to pipe effluent into the Northumberland Strait. PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS Please share it with your networks. The petition closes mid October. The mill at Abercrombie Point is toxic. … [Read More]

ACTION: Justice for Janitors / Black Workers Matter

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To honour the struggle of the Justice for Janitors campaign, after taking direction from affected workers and their union, (see info from the J4J website here), Solidarity Halifax invites our members and supporters in the broader community to show up for racial justice in relation to the Black janitors who formerly cleaned Founders Square.  Join … [Read More]

Fight For $15 – Organizing Meeting

Halifax Central Library

Workers in Nova Scotia have been struggling to survive on a totally inadequate minimum wage for far too long. Join our movement to demand a $15 minimum wage and fair working conditions for all workers. Campaigns for $15 and Fairness have already been successful in Alberta, Ontario, and BC. We’ve been building a campaign, but … [Read More]

Fight For $15 – Petitioning Action

Mumford Terminal

Come join us for another petitioning action! We will meet briefly at the McDonald’s near the Mumford Road Bus Terminal at noon, then head to the bus terminal to do some petitioning. Nova Scotia raised its minimum wage by a totally inadequate 15 cents on April 1st. We’re building a movement to demand $15 an … [Read More]