News releases from Labour (to Sept. 2000) (Page 1)

Minimum Wage Increases Sunday, Oct. 1

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Nova Scotia's minimum wage is going up on Sunday, Oct. 1. The hike is the second of three, said Labour Minister Angus MacIsaac.

Minister's Message for Labour Day, Sept. 4, 2000

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

LABOUR Minister's Message for Labour Day, Sept. 4, 2000

Study Finds Young Workers Worried About Injuries, Training

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

LABOUR Study Finds Young Workers Worried About Injuries, Training

Tragic Story Highlights Safety Issues for Young Workers

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

LABOUR Tragic Story Highlights Safety Issues for Young Workers

Maintenance and Care, Keys to Propane Safety

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Summer is a prime time for campers, vacationers and backyard barbecue enthusiasts to cook outdoors using propane-burning barbecues and appliances. Whether it is the frequent traveller, or the Sunday afternoon chef, it's also prime time for practicing safety when using these appliances.

New Fire Safety Act Introduced

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

A new fire safety act, introduced in the House of Assembly today by Labour Minister Angus MacIsaac, will mean greater peace of mind for Nova Scotians.

Province Observes National Day of Mourning

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

The flags at Province House are flying at half-mast today to commemorate National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace.

New Occupational Safety Regulations to Take Effect May 1

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

The provincial government has taken another step in its quest to make Nova Scotia workplaces the safest in Canada. Cabinet has given final approval to the new Occupational Safety General Regulations, which will come into effect May 1, 2000.

Mediator Appointed in UCCB Dispute

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Labour Minister Angus MacIsaac today appointed Pictou County lawyer Milton Veniot to mediate the current labour-management dispute at the University College of Cape Breton, in Sydney.

Mediator Appointed in Rodd Grand Hotel Dispute

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Labour Minister Angus MacIsaac has appointed former chief justice Lorne Clarke to act as the mediator in a long-standing labour dispute in Yarmouth.

Minister Calls for End of Exploitation of Children

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Nova Scotia is joining the federal government and other provinces in calling for an end to the exploitation of children through child labour.

Truckers Get Financial Support for Safety Training

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

The provincial cabinet has approved a new regulation that puts more money into safety training for Nova Scotia truckers.

Fire Safety Awareness Is a Gift that Keeps on Giving

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Fire Marshal Robert Cormier is urging Nova Scotians to put fire safety awareness at the top of their holiday to-do list.

Changes Announced to Overtime Wages for Paramedics

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Paramedics now have the same rights to overtime pay and call-in pay as other workers in Nova Scotia. Minister of Labour Ron Russell announced today that the government was moving ahead with the amendments to the Minimum Wage Order promised to paramedics in October.

Lorne Clarke Appointed to Mediate EMC Labour Dispute

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Lorne Clarke, former chief justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, has agreed to act as the mediator or arbitrator in the labor dispute between paramedics and their employer. The announcement was made today by Labour Minister Ron Russell.

New Fuel Safety Regulations Passed

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

New regulations governing fuel safety for natural gas and propane have been passed by cabinet.

Businesses Reminded of Remembrance Day Act

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Labour Minister Ron Russell today reminded Nova Scotia businesses and industry of An Act Respecting the Observance of Remembrance Day. The act makes it clear which businesses can and cannot open on Nov. 11.

Fire Marshal Offers Tips for a Safe Halloween

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Provincial Fire Marshal Robert Cormier wants Nova Scotia children to have a fun-filled and safe Halloween.

Changes Announced to Electrical Code Regulations

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Cabling installers now have the right to do communications installations in Nova Scotia. Ron Russell, Minister of Labour, announced today, Oct. 6, that the province was moving ahead with the implementation of the North Report on Low Voltage Electrical Installations released last year.

New Date Set for Implementation of Regulations

Labour (to Sept. 2000)

Labour Minister Ron Russell has announced a new implementation date for the Occupational Safety General Regulations. Originally scheduled to come into effect on Oct. 1, 1999, cabinet has now agreed to extend the date to March 31, 2000.