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The mayor of a city west of Toronto says municipal employees will have to wear masks for the next six weeks amid rising illnesses among workers and in the wider community. Marianne Meed Ward, the mayor of Burlington, Ont., says masks will be required for all employees in city facilities, with some exceptions, but won’t […]

  • November 25, 2022 November 25, 2022
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The Toronto Transit Commission is ending its mandatory coronavirus vaccination requirement for workers and offering to reinstate employees who were terminated as a result of the policy without back pay. The transit agency said the mandate — introduced in September 2021 — will be lifted Nov. 27, though it’s continuing to encourage employees to stay […]

  • November 22, 2022 November 22, 2022
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In the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, Shopify Inc.’s chief executive officer Tobi Lutke was among the first technology leaders to declare most of his staff would “permanently work remotely” because “office centricity is over.” His belief in remote work went so far that he even dropped listing Ottawa as the e-commerce giant’s headquarters […]

  • October 5, 2022 October 5, 2022
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Walmart Inc. is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its U.S. workers expand their families. The retail giant is partnering with New York-based Kindbody to offer benefits such as in-vitro fertilization, as well as fertility testing regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital […]

  • September 30, 2022 September 30, 2022
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In 2019, Nick Smith graduated with $50,000 worth of debt — $30,000 in student loans and $20,000 with a student line of credit. Low-paying jobs and a high cost of living made it hard for Smith to make a dent on his debt until he got hired as a mechanical technologist in Halifax at Dillon Consulting […]

  • September 8, 2022 September 8, 2022
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Hundreds of Google employees are petitioning the company to extend its abortion benefits to contract workers. Google parent company Alphabet Inc. had pledged to pay travel and other health-care costs for employees seeking an out-of-state abortion and to help some workers relocate after the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the constitutional right to an abortion. The […]

  • August 23, 2022 August 22, 2022
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On Thursday, employees at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Massachusetts became the latest workers at a major company to approve a labour union. The store is the first Trader Joe’s with an employees’ union. The union vote, counted by National Labor Relations Board agents in front of witnesses from management and employees, passed 45-31 with […]

  • July 29, 2022 July 29, 2022
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Dave Muffley thought he had it made when it came to a solid retirement. The Indiana man spent roughly 30 years as a salaried maintenance technician for Delphi Corp. — a subsidiary of General Motors Corp. — and expected to retire with a comfortable income by the time he hit age 62. But when GM […]

  • July 29, 2022 July 28, 2022
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Ontario’s New Democratic Party is calling on the provincial government to establish a permanent 10-day paid sick leave program, saying it would help limit the spread of monkeypox and other infectious diseases. NDP legislator Kristyn Wong-Tam said the isolation recommendation for those who are sick with monkeypox can be 21 days or potentially longer. She […]

  • July 27, 2022 July 27, 2022
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A four-day workweek sounds appealing to workers — and possibly alarming to employers. A bill introduced in the California legislature earlier this year proposed a regular pay rate for 32 hours of work per week, with overtime kicking in after that. The measure stalled in committee for a lack of broad support but could resurface […]

  • July 13, 2022 July 12, 2022
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