May 212015
STATEMENT: Rent Increases and Credit Checks At Metcap Living Precipitating Housing Crisis in Halifax

1. After a review by their head office in Toronto, Metcap Living Property Management has started declining tenants with bad credit scores. This comes after large rent increases; a one bedroom apartment in the notoriously bad Jackson Rd properties now starts at $680 plus power. 2. The Department of Community Services is refusing to provide […Read more]

May 122015
STATEMENT: Solidarity Halifax Supports Water & Wastewater Workers

Federal Infrastructure Funding Needed for Municipalities Talks have broken down between the city’s water workers and Halifax Water. The workers are members of two CUPE locals, Local 227 and Local 1431. In total there are more than 330 workers between the two locals.  The workers deal with water, waste water, and storm water systems across […Read more]

May 122015
Halifax Water increases revenue while short-changing workers

Solidarity Halifax member Shay Enxuga takes a look at the bigger picture behind the labour struggle at Halifax Water. Originally published at the Halifax Media Coop. Bargaining has broken down between Halifax Water and 330 CUPE members in two different locals. These workers manage infrastructure that is essential to daily life across the Halifax Regional […Read more]