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Warehouse workers and transportation drivers employed by Martin Brower in Ontario have ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The workers, who are members of Unifor Local 1285, reached an agreement that will see pension contributions increase by $100, up to $700 over the life of the agreement, and the employer […]

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  • May 10, 2024 May 10, 2024
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A majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are planning to make changes to their leave programs in the next two years, according to a new survey by WTW. The survey, which polled more than 500 U.S. employers, found nearly three-quarters of those that have made or plan to make changes cited supporting attraction and […]

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  • February 5, 2024 February 5, 2024
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Canadian online estate planning company Willful is expanding its bereavement policy to provide more employee support and flexibility. Employees are allowed up to 15 consecutive business days of paid leave to mourn a family member, 10 days for a close friend and three days for a pet. Through the nature of their work, Willful’s employees are very familiar […]

More than two-thirds (70 per cent) of U.S. small- and medium-sized employers that offer parental leave are providing the same leave option to all employees, according to a new survey by Hub International Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers, found 26 per cent provide paid parental leave, up from 23 per cent […]

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  • September 21, 2023 September 20, 2023
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The union representing more than 700 employees at Grand River Transit in Waterloo, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes benefits gains. The agreement between Unifor and the transit company includes enhanced paramedical coverage, from $1,000 to $2,000 per employee per year, which covers chiropractors, naturopaths and acupuncturists. It also includes coverage for […]

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  • May 23, 2023 May 23, 2023
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The union representing 70 employees at Northern Transformer in Vaughan, Ont. has ratified a four-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement introduces a group registered retirement savings plan and a deferred profit-sharing plan in which the company will provide a matching contribution of three per cent of regular earnings, capped at […]

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The union representing 450 employees at Domtar Corp. in Dryden, Ont. has ratified three collective agreements that include benefits and pension gains. The agreements include several group benefits enhancements, including $100 for vision, a $200 increase for dental and orthodontics, a $10,000 increase in life insurance, $1,000 for eye surgery and improvements in short- and […]

Microsoft Corp. is providing its full-time U.S. employees with unlimited time off, effective this week. The policy, which will only apply to salaried U.S. workers, will be available to these employees as soon as they join the company, according to a report by technology news website the Verge. Employees who have an unused vacation balance will […]

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  • January 16, 2023 January 16, 2023
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Amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies and paid sick leave were top of mind among Benefits Canada’s readers in 2022. However, stories about new employee benefits and compensation planning, as well as pension and retirement matters, also caught readers’ eyes. Here are Benefits Canada’s 10 most popular stories of the year: 1. Feds consider definition of ‘fully […]

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  • December 23, 2022 December 22, 2022
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The union representing about 1,100 Jazz Aviation employees has ratified a five-year collective agreement that includes pension enhancements and bereavement leave. The agreement includes an additional employer contribution of one per cent to the defined contribution plan, effective Jan. 1, 2023, for employees with 15 years or more of service. It also includes five days of […]