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Starbucks Corp. is offering all of its Canadian retail employees three temporary paid sick days from April 19 to Sept. 25. The move comes after Ontario announced a similar three-day sick leave policy that would reimburse employers up to $200 a day for what they pay out. Read: Ontario giving employees three paid sick days, […]

Latest GM Canada, Unifor deal includes DB pension changes, benefits enhancements

The union representing General Motors of Canada Co. employees in Ontario has ratified a new agreement for workers at a plant in Ingersoll that removes changes to a legacy defined benefit plan as part of ongoing pension discussions. The deal, based on the recent three-year agreement with GM for workers in Oshawa, St. Catharines and Woodstock, […]

GM Canada, Unifor agreement covers DB pension changes

The union representing General Motors of Canada Co. employees in Ontario have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that removes changes to a legacy defined benefit plan as part of ongoing pension discussions. The deal restores the legacy DB plan by removing a member contribution requirement and a 30-year cap on credited service introduced in […]

Some large retailers maintaining pay, benefits for store staff amid temporary closures

While many retailers are maintaining pay and benefits for their store-based staff amid temporary closures caused by the coronavirus crisis, what about employees who are still coming into work and serving the public? Loblaw Companies Ltd. is stepping up. Following discussions with the United Food and Commercial Workers union, it’s adding $2 to the hourly […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00
Nav Canada, Unifor reach agreement with early retirement option, pay rise

Nav Canada’s air navigation specialists are receiving a new end-of-career leave program and a three per cent wage increase in their new collective agreement. The workers, represented by Unifor Local 1016, voted 97 per cent in favour of ratifying the agreement. The wage increases on salaries and premiums are retroactive to July 1, 2019. The end-of-career […]

Employees at Ontario steelmaker gain benefits improvements with new contract

Employees at steelmaker Ivaco Rolling Mills Ltd. in L’Orignal. Ont. have ratified new collective agreements that include improvements to their wages and benefits. About 400 employees who are members of United Steelworkers locals 7940 and 8794 voted this week to ratify five-year collective agreements. The new contracts include improvements to benefits, including long-term disability, vision […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 14, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:15
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 […]

Eacom Timber workers reach agreement with pension, benefits improvements

Employees at Eacom Timber Corp. have a new six-year collective agreement, which includes improvements to the pension and benefits plan. The lumber operation employs 160 people at its Timmins, Ont. mill and regional administrative centre, 110 of whom are members of the United Steelworkers Local 1-2010. Prior to the agreement, employees contributed a mandatory $120 […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:00
Police warn of email scam using benefits, compensation messaging

Police in Kingston, Ont. are warning the public about a new email phishing scam that uses employee benefits enrolments and annual pay raises as bait. Posing as representatives from company human resources departments, the scammers are sending emails about topics such as employee benefits surveys and salary increases. The emails include dangerous attachments or links that bring […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 8, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 15:00
Survey finds Canadian salaries expected to increase by 2.7% in 2020

Canadian employers are expecting to increase base salaries by an average of 2.7 per cent in 2020, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. This is up from an average realized 2.6 per cent increase in 2019. The 2020 forecast includes increases in salary structure, length of service, cost of living and merit pay, but excludes salary freezes and […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 2, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 08:45