Nova Scotia

Just Us! workers file second complaint

Three workers at the Just Us! Coffee Shop have filed a new complaint with the province's ministry of labour.

Allegations from current employees come a month after two workers said they were unfairly dismissed

Three workers claim they are denied breaks when they work shifts longer than five hours. (CBC)

Three workers at the Just Us! Coffee Shop have filed a new complaint with the province’s ministry of labour.

The workers claim they were denied breaks during their shifts at the Spring Garden Road café. They say it’s mandatory for employees to be given breaks if they’re working more than five hours.

The allegations come after two other former employees said they were dismissed for trying to unionize. They filed a complaint with the labour board in April.

The company has denied the allegations on its Facebook page, writing the store can’t say why the two were let go because of privacy laws. Just Us! wrote that the specifics will come out during the labour board proceedings.

The hearing for the dismissal case is scheduled for the end of June.

Jason Edwards, the organizer from the union the employees were trying to join, said they hope to continue talks with the company to come to a settlement before that time.

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