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Back-to-office plans fall flat amid arbitrary rules, lack of communication

Experts predicted hybrid work models would persist after the pandemic, and more businesses said they planned to offer at least some of their employees the opportunity to telework after the pandemic, Statistics Canada said. Many companies are now asking — or telling — their employees to come back to the office, at least part-time

Mounties eyeing change to recreational cannabis use policy for members

The RCMP is looking at easing a policy that requires front-line officers and many other employees to refrain from recreational cannabis use for four weeks before duty.

Almost half of Canadians living paycheque to paycheque as Tory support grows: poll

A new poll suggests nearly half of Canadians are living paycheque to paycheque as the cost of living crisis continues to squeeze household budgets, and young people are more likely to say their finances are in poor shape.

Review finds at least 120 CRA employees claimed COVID benefits while employed

The CRA is reviewing approximately 600 cases in which current employees received the Canada Emergency Response Benefit — or CERB — during the COVID-19 pandemic. The benefit was worth $2,000 a month to Canadians whose jobs were lost or downgraded as a result of public-health restrictions.

Brock Township using 'hybrid approach' in search for new CAO, rejects use of external recruiter

Costs to use an external recruiter were pegged at $28,000 to $35,000 — the internal hybrid model will run about $9,000 with background screening costs of about $4,000.

Almost half of Canadians say workers' right to strike outweighs economic hit: Report

The report on how Canadians perceive unions comes after several high-profile labour disputes have made headlines across the country this year, from a month-long strike by Toronto-area Metro workers to the B.C. port strike earlier in the summer.

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Boarding without bias: How employers can help 2SLGBTQI+ staff feel safe when travelling for work

Last week, Canada updated its travel advisory for visiting the United States. “Some states have enacted laws and policies that may affect 2SLGBTQI+ persons,” reads the update from Global Affairs Canada. “Check relevant state and local laws.” We talked with experts about their experiences and what employers can do to ensure the safety of workers when on business trips. » Read More...

UAW's clash with Big 3 automakers shows off a more confrontational union as strike deadline looms

A 46% pay raise. A 32-hour week with 40 hours of pay. A restoration of traditional pensions. The demands that a more combative United Auto Workers union has pressed on General Motors, Stellantis and Ford — demands that even the UAW's own president calls "audacious'' — are edging it closer to a strike. » Read More...

Nigerian workers walk off the job again to protest rising costs after gas subsidies are removed

Workers from all sectors in Nigeria walked off their jobs on Tuesday to protest the growing cost of living caused by the government's removal of gas subsidies, threatening to "shut down'' Africa's largest economy if their demands for improved welfare are not met. » Read More...

After years of fighting, a praying football coach got his job back. Now he's unsure he wants it

An assistant high school football coach in Washington state who lost his job during a controversy over his public post-game prayers is back on the sideline after the U.S. Supreme Court held that his practice was protected by the Constitution. » Read More...


AI is reshaping the workplace – but what does it mean for the health and well-being of workers?

The business landscape has undergone a significant shift over the past few years because of artificial intelligence (AI). This technological advancement has innovated business practices and is changing the way we work. » Read More...

Migrant workers facing the dangers of wildfires need support

Temporary migrant workers in the Global North are already highly vulnerable to abuse in the workplace and hazardous working conditions. That vulnerability is often drastically increased in times of crisis. » Read More...

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