Aug 242015
Op-Ed: Unwinding the spin at Egg Films

  In March, Egg Studios locked out 290 freelance film technicians, members of IATSE Local 849 after failing to reach a second collective agreement. Sébastien Labelle writes on the ongoing dispute. Sébastien is a self-employed actor and member of ACTRA. He is also VP (Culture & Mayworks) at the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council, a member of Solidarity […Read more]

Apr 142015
Cramming for exams in the age of austerity

On the morning of April 13, several university students occupied Nova Scotia Finance Minister Diana Whalen’s office, in protest to the recently-released provincial budget. The Halifax Media Coop interviewed John Hutton, incoming vice-president of the Dalhousie Student Union, and Dr. Alex Khasnabish, Department Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Mount Saint Vincent University. John Hutton […Read more]

Apr 062015
It's not movie magic, film jobs offer real benefits to our economy #SupportNSFilm #NSFilmJobs

Vice-President (Culture & Mayworks) of the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council Sébastien Labelle weighs in on the potential threat to our local film industry. Sébastien is a member of Solidarity Halifax. The NS Liberal government seems determined to pursue its trend of broken promises and reckless austerity policies. Already, Nova Scotians had been bracing for […Read more]

Apr 232014
5th Annual MayworksHalifax Festival

Solidarity Halifax is a proud sponsor of the 2014 MayworksHalifax Festival. See the festival’s press release below (features quotes from Solidarity Halifax members Sébastien Labelle and Kyle Buott) and make sure to check out the full calendar of events at Artists and labour activists join forces in another edition of the expanding MayworksHalifax Festival. […Read more]