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Federation of Labour leader says paid leave for domestic violence victims is a good start

Danny Cavanagh says the group will continue to speak out on this issue, advocating for ten days of paid leave for victims of domestic violence
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The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour president says his organization will continue to push government to see more days of paid leave for victims of domestic violence. 

Danny Cavanagh reacting to government's announcement on Wednesday that starting in January, victims of domestic violence will be able to take three days of paid leave.  

Cavanagh says the group will continue to speak out on this issue, advocating for ten days of paid leave for victims of domestic violence. 

He told NEWS 95.7 three days is at least a start and will help victims seek help. 

"That they can get a day or two off to go see a lawyer or go to the bank to get a second bank account, just do whatever they need to do," said Cavanagh. "So that'll help to some extent."

Cavanagh says people often need more time than that to deal with whatever situation they are in. 

He says ten days of paid domestic violence leave is the best way to give them the true economic stability they need. 

Meanwhile, Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis said the province decided to first introduce the three days of paid leave to provide immediate assistance, but he isn't ruling out more days being included in the future. 




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