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The union representing roughly 100 employees at Pilkington Glass in Whitby, Ont. has ratified a three-year agreement that includes benefits and pension gains. Members of Unifor Local 222 voted 84 per cent in favour of ratifying the agreement, which includes a short-term disability weekly benefit of $400 and two paid personal emergency leave days per […]

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  • June 28, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees and one in five U.K. workers say their employer has introduced new childcare programs or subsidies over the past year, according to a survey by software company Beqom. The survey, which polled 2,000 employees in the U.K. and the U.S., found 45 per cent of U.S parents and 42 […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 27, 2022
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Heading into the summer months, parents of young or school-aged children are likely juggling work with gaps in their childcare needs. While many working parents are adept at cobbling together childcare week by week, sometimes plans don’t quite come together. Some may experience barriers to securing all the care they need due to gaps in […]

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of private sector employers in the U.S. are offering Juneteenth as a paid holiday this year, in addition to any federal U.S. employers already providing it as a paid day off, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Juneteenth — also referred to as […]

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Scotiabank is marking Pride Month by setting new targets for LGBTQ2S+ representation and connecting employees with volunteering opportunities in a range of communities. Dominic Cole-Morgan, senior vice-president of total rewards with responsibility for diversity and inclusion, says the bank is working toward a representation target of seven per cent in Canada by 2025, noting the […]

Employees at Candu Energy Inc. were given just one business day’s notice to return to full-time onsite work, according to the union representing engineers, scientists and technicians at the company. The decision came in the midst of a labour dispute with employees represented by the Society of Professional Engineers and Associates, who began striking at the […]

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  • June 9, 2022 June 9, 2022
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The union representing 225 part-time workers at Metro Inc. warehouses in Etobicoke, Ont. has ratified a three-year agreement that includes multiple benefits gains. Unifor members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a collective agreement that includes a prescription drug plan for all eligible part-time workers. The plan offers single coverage with a three-year maximum of $6,000, […]

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It’s become a common sight: jubilant Starbucks Corp. workers celebrating after successful votes to unionize at dozens of U.S. stores. But when the celebrations die down, a daunting hurdle remains: to win the changes they seek — like better pay and more reliable schedules — unionized stores must sit down with Starbucks and negotiate a […]

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The union representing 700 employees at Resolute Forest Products has ratified an agreement that includes benefits gains. Unifor members working in Resolute’s paper mills voted 90 per cent in favour of the four-year agreement. Vision and dental care will increase by $100 per year on Jan. 1, 2023 and dental will increase by another $100 on […]

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The union representing employees at a Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. plant in Guelph, Ont. has ratified an agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. Unifor Local 1917 Hitachi unit members voted 95 per cent in favour of the three-year collective agreement, which includes a $0.25 contribution increase to the defined benefit pension plan, from […]

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  • May 24, 2022 June 22, 2022
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