Keyword: bereavement

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Saskatoon library workers’ new contract includes enhanced leave provisions

The union representing Saskatoon Public Library workers has ratified a tentative collective agreement that involves improved leave provisions and wage increases. The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2669 has been in bargaining with the union since the last contract expired on Dec. 31, 2016. The new contract, covering 270 library workers at nine branches, will expire […]

Improved benefits, bereavement leave in new contract for Manitoulin hotel workers

Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre employees will see a 55 per cent increase in their health benefits reimbursement amount and an additional day of bereavement as part of their newly ratified union contract. The contract, which covers 55 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1006A, will run from Dec. 31, 2018 to December […]

New contracts for casino workers include pension improvements

Unifor members employed by three Ontario casinos have voted to ratify new three-year contracts that include improvements to their pension plans. Unifor members from Local 1090 at Casino Ajax and Great Blue Heron Casino, as well as Local 504 at Elements Casino Brantford, voted to accept a tentative agreement, which includes a one per cent increase […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:00
Parental, compassionate leave changes take effect in B.C.

Expanded leave of absence entitlements in British Columbia, including parental and compassionate leave, took effect at the end of May. The changes to the province’s Employment Standards Act allow mothers to start their maternity leave as early as 13 weeks before their expected due date, which is up from the previous 11 weeks. The province also […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 7, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 15:30
Nearly a quarter of U.S. employees don’t receive benefits: survey

About a quarter (23 per cent) of full-time American employees don’t receive workplace benefits such as health insurance, paid vacation or a retirement savings plan, according to a survey by business-to-business research firm Clutch. The survey also found that health insurance is the benefit most valued by employees, with 55 per cent reporting it has the […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 22, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 10:31
What do Canada’s provinces offer around bereavement leave?

Alberta is implementing it’s first job-protected bereavement leave as of Jan. 1, 2018. In addition to the death of an immediate family member or of a spouse, the three-day unpaid leave is also available for the loss of a person the employee isn’t related to but considers to be like a close relative. Bereavement leave is available for employees across […]