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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

Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Company showed some signs of progress this week as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. The walkout brought more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union’s first strike against the U.S. automaker in over […]

Manitoba NDP, Liberals pledge to hike minimum wage

Manitoba’s New Democratic Party and Liberal Party announced a host of worker-friendly campaign promises over the Labour Day weekend, with both parties committing to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The province’s minimum wage, one of the lowest in Canada, is currently $11.35 an hour. It’s set to increase to $11.65 on Oct. 1, […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 4, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
Majority of Canadian employers investing in salary increases: survey

The majority of Canadian organizations are continuing to invest in salary increases, with just six per cent reporting a salary freeze for executives and 4.8 per cent reporting a salary freeze for non-executives in 2019, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. This year, merit budgets increased to 2.6 per cent, on average, and […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 22, 2019 November 12, 2020
  • 16:35

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and the Treasury Board have reached an agreement that includes expanded parental leave top-up, paid leave for survivors of domestic violence and a wage increase. “Our members give their best to Canada and to their families. We went into these negotiations to get a deal that […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 29, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:30

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is declaring a bargaining impasse after failing to make substantial progress towards a new contract with the federal government. According to a press release from the union, the government is dissolving an existing memorandum of understanding on mental health without replacing it with updated framework. It also noted the government isn’t implementing recommendations […]

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  • May 9, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 09:15

About half of Canadian employees are definitely (21 per cent) or possibly (32 per cent) going to ask for a pay raise in 2019, according to a new survey by Indeed. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees, found this is expected to be more prevalent among millennials (58 per cent) than those aged 55 and older (51 per […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 28, 2019 December 3, 2020
  • 15:30
New contract for CN Rail mechanics includes benefits improvements

The union representing Canadian National Railway mechanics, electricians and apprentices in Canada says workers have ratified a new collective agreement that will provide improvements to extended health-care and dental benefits. Unifor says the deal for 2,100 employees with Local 100 represents a breakthrough in improvements to benefits at the country’s largest railway. It says improvements were […]

N.S. call centre rehires nearly 500 with added benefits, plans to grow workforce

A Cape Breton call centre that abruptly shut down last month, tossing hundreds of people out of work, has hired back more than 90 per cent of its workforce, offering enhanced benefits and increasing entry-level wages. The Sydney Call Centre Inc.’s owner Anthony Marlowe said about 480 workers have returned to the operation after being […]

Pay raises to remain flat in 2019: survey

Canadian workers’ pay isn’t about to skyrocket, according to a new survey by Willis Towers Watson. The survey found pay raises will likely remain at an average of 2.8 per cent for client management employees in 2019, the same rate as last year. The outlook is also flat, at 2.7 per cent, for employees in production and manual labour. […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 12, 2018 September 13, 2019
  • 09:01