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Employees choosing to retire or quit could rise in the second half of 2021 alongside the coronavirus pandemic receding, according to a report by the Royal Bank of Canada. The number of retirements in Canada fell about 20 per cent last year compared with the 12 months that ended February 2020, says Andrew Agopsowicz, a […]

The federal government says legislation meant to help close the gender wage gap will come into effect on Aug. 31 and be phased in over the next three years. The Pay Equity Act requires federally regulated employers to ensure workers receive equal pay for work of equal value and is meant to help women get […]

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Amazon.com Inc. is launching a digital health-care platform for its Canadian employees. The My Wellbeing platform provides employees with access to a range of health-care resources — including virtual physiotherapy sessions, a virtual gym, mental-health support and mindfulness sessions — according to a press release, which noted the platform runs targeted well-being campaigns and challenges […]

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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, […]

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While 74 per cent of Canadian employees said their optimism about the workplace remains unchanged from before the coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing crisis has affected several aspects of employment including work-life balance, according to a new survey by ADP Inc. The survey found 46 per cent of respondents have been forced to make a choice, […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021
  • 09:00
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Organizers in Bessemer, Ala., are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon.com Inc. warehouse employees to unionize on the promise it will lead to better working conditions, better pay and more respect. Vote counting began on March 30 and could take days, or longer, depending on how many votes are received and how much time it takes […]

The federal Liberals are facing calls from some of the hardest-hit businesses in the coronavirus pandemic to extend emergency-relief programs beyond June. The government has targeted June 5 for an end to the federal wage and rent subsidies and this week extended applications for a popular loan program to the same time. The idea is […]

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Health-care workers across Ontario are still struggling to obtain personal protective equipment to shield them from the coronavirus, said three major unions, which are also calling on the province to instate a “universal wage” for all personal support workers. Sharon Richer, the secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees’ Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, […]

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, […]

Federal government publishes employment equity regulations

The federal government is introducing new pay transparency regulations for federally regulated, private sector employers with 100 or more employees. The legislative amendment to the Equity Act, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, aims to help address equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. With the move, Canada will be the first country to make wage […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
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