Join the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, StFX Extension, and Coady Institute for a webinar focused on Workers’ Rights and Sick Days in Nova Scotia. This event is funded by the Topshee Memorial Fund.

The announcement that the Government of Nova Scotia will provide four paid sick days to workers in Nova Scotia is a major victory. Even before the pandemic, health professionals, unions, and community organizations have stressed the importance of workers being able to stay home when they are ill. The Nova Scotia government heard us, and while people are thankful for four paid sick days, it is temporary. We will continue to fight for paid sick days for all workers in Nova Scotia. Join us on June 2 to talk about the future of this campaign.

Meet the Speakers

Lisa Cameron
Halifax Workers’ Action Centre

After one-too-many bad bosses, Lisa Cameron became both a labour activist and organizer in Halifax/K’jipuktuk.  She is an active member of the Halifax Workers’ Action Centre and writes for several publications on labour issues and the need for improvements to workplace legislation.

Dr. Monika Dutt
Ally Centre of Cape Breton

Monika Dutt works as a public health physician in Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia, and is a family physician at the Ally Centre of Cape Breton. She is the past Chair and Board member of Canadian Doctors for Medicare and a member of the Decent Work and Health Network. She lives in Sydney with her son.

Jason Edwards
Law Associate Pink Larkin

Jason is a Halifax/K’jipuktuk lawyer practicing in the areas of labour, employment, human rights, and administrative law. He primarily represents employees and unions, but also represents some employers, mostly not-for-profits and small businesses. Jason has performed research on labour standards and the regulation of law-wage and precarious work.

Pauline MacIntosh
StFX Extension

An experienced adult educator and facilitator, Pauline is passionate about working with groups engaged in strategic thinking and planning, asset-based community development, education and capacity building, and leadership for learning and change.