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An article on Canadian employers increasing salaries and offering remote work to attract talent was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Canadian employers increasing salaries, offering remote work to attract talent: survey 2. Expert panel: How national dental care could impact group benefits […]

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  • August 12, 2022 August 12, 2022
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The union representing more than 200 employees at Arconic Corp. in Lethbridge, Alta. has ratified a four-year collective agreement that protects the defined benefit pension plan currently in place. “Local 99 members showed great commitment to fairness in the face of [threats to] their pension plan,” said Justin Araki, Local 99 president, in a press […]

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  • August 10, 2022 August 9, 2022
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Furloughed WestJet workers demand clarity on wage subsidy program amid pay cut

The union representing nearly 800 employees at Calgary and Vancouver airports has ratified a first contract that includes retirement and benefits gains. The contract cements the continuation of the airline’s employee savings plan, which permits contributions to either a cash savings plan, a group registered retirement savings plan or a group tax-free savings account. Employee contributions […]

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An article on a ruling against the Blue Cross Life Insurance Co. of Canada and how it could affect long-term disability premiums was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ruling against Blue Cross Life Insurance could affect LTD premiums: lawyer 2. Brown and […]

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  • August 5, 2022 August 5, 2022
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Roughly 2,000 Unifor members at eight Ontario casinos have voted to strike if new pension and benefits agreements can’t be negotiated by midnight on July 22. The union is also seeking to increase in the amount of stable jobs by converting part-time or casual positions into full-time jobs, according to a press release. Read: Pensions, retirement security […]

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  • July 18, 2022 July 18, 2022
  • 15:00

The union representing 60 employees at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ajax, Ont. has ratified a three-year agreement that includes retirement and benefits gains. The agreement establishes a new group retirement program and adds a fifth week of vacation for members upon reaching 20 years of service. It also includes increases in dental and vision coverage […]

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  • July 18, 2022 July 15, 2022
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The union representing more than 300 employees at HBC Logistics Ltd. warehouses in Scarborough, Ont. has ratified a three-year agreement that includes benefits gains. The new agreement maintains the employee contribution to the health benefits plan at its 2017 rate. Some 80 per cent of members of Unifor Local 40 voted to accept the new […]

Loyalist College janitors’ new contract includes pension, sick days

The union representing roughly 60 employees at Kleenzone Ltd. in Toronto has ratified a four-year agreement that includes enhanced bereavement leave. The agreement increases bereavement leave from one day to five for employees grieving the loss of a grandchild, mother in law or father in law. It also provides one day of bereavement leave for […]

Paramedics from 40 ambulance services across Quebec are striking to lower the required retirement age for their defined benefit pension plan and for pay equity with their emergency services colleagues. The Fédération des employés du préhospitalier du Québec union — which has nearly 2,500 pre-hospital members, including paramedics — went on strike July 1. Currently, the members’ […]

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  • July 7, 2022 July 6, 2022
  • 09:00
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The shift to remote working is tamping down wage growth by two per cent over two years, shrinking — by more than half — employees’ expectations of real-wage catchup amid rising inflation, according to a report by the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. It found while U.S. consumer prices rose 8.6 per cent […]

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  • July 6, 2022 July 6, 2022
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