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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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An article on Stelco Inc.’s $1.3 billion annuity buy-in for one of its defined benefit pension plans was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Stelco entering $1.3BN annuity buy-in for DB pension 2. KPMG allowing employees to work remotely from another province, country […]

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  • June 24, 2022 June 23, 2022
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The union representing Pacific Western Transit Canada workers in Pemberton, Squamish and Whistler, B.C., has ratified a five-year collective agreement that will see members move to the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan’s DBplus. Members will contribute three per cent to the plan with an equivalent employer match, says Gavin Davies, a national […]

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  • June 21, 2022 June 20, 2022
  • 09:00
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Stelco Inc. is de-risking one of its defined benefit pension plans with a $1.3 billion annuity buy-in. The deal, which covers more than 7,000 United Steelworkers members and beneficiaries employed at the company’s Hamilton, Ont.-based plant, was completed in May with Brookfield Annuity Co. and Sun Life Financial Inc. Read: Stelco workers, retirees learn fate […]

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  • June 20, 2022 June 23, 2022
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The union representing 120 employees at Metro Inc. warehouses in Ottawa has ratified a five-year agreement that includes multiple benefits gains. The agreement includes a 100 per cent increase for vision starting in 2023 — up to $500 per member and dependants — and a $1,000 increase to major dental care coverage, up to $2,500 […]

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  • June 14, 2022 June 13, 2022
  • 09:00

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
  • 15:00
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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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An article on how Scotiabank is supporting employee financial well-being was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Scotiabank supporting employee financial well-being with pension info sessions 2. Expert panel: The future of work is flexible, prioritizes employee mental health 3. Canadian pension funds calling […]

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Apple Inc. is upping its compensation package and giving its U.S. retail employees a pay increase of 10 per cent or more in a bid to help them combat inflation and stave off a push to unionize across many of its stores. Retail staff will see their wages rise to at least US$22 per hour, up […]

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  • June 3, 2022 June 2, 2022
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Several of Canada’s largest pension funds have backed a proposal requesting that Amazon.com Inc. review how its actions against ongoing union organizing efforts align with its stated commitment to freedom of association and collective bargaining. The proposal by the Shareholder Association for Research and Education and the Catherine Donnelly Foundation was supported by the Alberta […]

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  • May 31, 2022 May 31, 2022
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