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The federal government’s pharmacare bill is headed to the Senate after passing third reading in the House of Commons. The bill was the result of careful and lengthy negotiations between the Liberals and the New Democratic Party as a key element of their political pact to prevent an early election. Read: Liberals table bill paving way […]

  • June 4, 2024 June 4, 2024
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Ontario will do away with sick note requirements for short absences as part of a larger effort to ease the administrative burden on doctors. The province will soon introduce legislation that, if passed, will no longer allow employers to require a sick note from a doctor for the provincially protected three days of sick leave […]

  • April 24, 2024 April 25, 2024
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A group of institutional investors is voicing concerns about the rise of virtual-only shareholder meetings they say risk eroding shareholder democracy. In an open letter released Thursday, the coalition of 38 investors led by the B.C. General Employees’ Union called on S&P/TSX 60 companies to publicly disclose how they’ll ensure shareholders’ statutory and common law […]

  • April 19, 2024 April 19, 2024
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Unifor has filed two applications with the B.C. Labour Relations Board to represent Amazon.com Inc. workers in New Westminster and Delta, B.C. “Workers at Amazon are seeking job security, health and safety and fair wages,” said Lana Payne, the union’s national president, in a press release. The union first announced a drive for Amazon workers in Metro […]

  • April 17, 2024 April 17, 2024
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Manitoba’s auditor general says the provincial government has introduced information technology security measures to help employees work from home, but some improvements are needed. Tyson Shtykalo examined information technology systems after government employees began to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. His 23-page report says the province uses encryption to protect data, but some settings […]

  • March 14, 2024 March 13, 2024
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Women in corporate leadership still face barriers, with significant gaps in business ownership, representation and compensation, according to a report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. It found Canada lags behind nearly half of its peers in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its share of female managers. While women have made strides in the overall […]

  • March 8, 2024 March 8, 2024
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Nearly 3,000 academic workers at York University are on strike after their union said the university didn’t meet their demand to “address the affordability crisis.” The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3903, which represents contract faculty, teaching and graduate assistants, research assistants and part-time librarians, says picket lines went up at 11 a.m. Academic […]

  • February 26, 2024 February 26, 2024
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In a bid to improve working conditions for people who deliver food and offer rides through smartphone apps, the European Union gave provisional approval Wednesday to rules that determine who should get the benefits of full-time employees and restrict the way online platforms use algorithms to manage their workers. The European Parliament and the EU’s […]

  • December 14, 2023 December 14, 2023
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The Bank of Canada held its key interest rate steady at five per cent, but hasn’t ruled out future rate hikes as price pressures remain high. “With clearer signs that monetary policy is moderating spending and relieving price pressures, governing council decided to hold the policy rate at five per cent,” said the Bank of […]

  • October 25, 2023 October 25, 2023
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A Montreal-area company has come up with a novel — if extreme — way to boost employee happiness: buying them a private island. The 30 workers at data services company Mon Technicien are now able to book stays on their employer’s newly acquired, 930-square-metre island in the Laurentian Mountains northwest of Montreal. The getaway in […]

  • August 25, 2023 August 24, 2023
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