Interview on News 95.7

May 28, 2013

StudentsNS Executive Director Jonathan Williams speaks about the youth employment crisis in Nova Scotia.

Lack of jobs for young at ‘crisis proportions,’ students group says

May 28, 2013

A report showing that workers over the age of 45 accounted for most of the recent growth in the labour force in the Halifax area is bad news for young adults, says a students organization.

The Greater Halifax Partnership released a report last week that showed workers over 45 made up 97 per cent of labour-force growth between 2006 and 2012.

“When the 45-plus age group has absorbed all recent employment growth, our youth employment challenge has reached crisis proportions,” Jonathan Williams, executive director of StudentsNS, said in a release.

Interview on News 95.7

May 23, 2013

StudentsNS Executive Director Jonathan Williams discusses recent report on fairness in student fees and university funding.

StudentsNS Report discussed on Global TV

May 23, 2013

StudentsNS, SMU Students’ Association and the Dalhousie Student Union comment on StudentsNS’ recent report on Fairness in university funding. Coverage starts at 5:45.

Tie tuition to inflation, Nova Scotia Student Group Urges

May 17, 2013

A group representing thousands of post-secondary students in Nova Scotia wants to see tuition tied to employment and inflation rates in the province.

In its report released Thursday — Fairness in Nova Scotia University Funding: Who Pays and How Much? — StudentsNS is recommending that university tuition across the province be frozen until the difference in employment rates between those in the 20 to 24 age bracket and those 25 and up returns to pre-recession levels. More

CBC NS : Nova Scotia rings in new cellphone rules

May 1, 2013

Cellphone users in Nova Scotia who sign new contracts as of Wednesday are now able to cancel their contracts for a fraction of current rates.

The province’s changes to the Consumer Protection Act are now in effect…Several groups have lauded the new rules, including Students Nova Scotia. More