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Do workers want a pay hike or a better pension? New research from HOOPP tackles the question

The 2023 Canadian Employer Pension Survey, conducted by Angus Reid on behalf of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP), found a majority of employers (77%) believe their workers would prefer a pay hike.

Manitoba premier outlines priorities for new labour minister, including call to make it easier to join unions

Malaya Marcelino was tapped as Minister, and the mandate letter points out that "Manitobans told us it was time for change."

B.C. raises pay $2 per hour for daycare workers at licensed facilities

Daycare workers at British Columbia's licensed child-care facilities will receive a $2-per-hour pay increase starting Jan. 1.

Labour shortages: Quebec to fast track training for some in-demand construction jobs

Quebec Premier Francois Legault told reporters he hopes to train anywhere from 4,000 to 5,000 new carpenters, excavator operators, heavy machinery operators, refrigeration technicians and tinsmiths — workers who make things with sheet metal.

Feds ban WeChat, Kaspersky apps from government issued devices over security concerns

The federal government is banning WeChat and Kaspersky applications from its phones over security concerns. WeChat is a social network, messaging and payments app from Chinese company Tencent, while Kaspersky was founded by Russian entrepreneur Eugene Kaspersky and offers cybersecurity and antivirus software.

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In Her Shoes: Conversations on women’s health in the workplace

Talent Canada has partnered with Sun Life on a special seven-part series focused on women’s health in the workplace. From reproductive health to menopause, from the lack of clinical research to difficulties accessing care, the expert panel tackled some of the most important challenges facing your workers.

See the full multimedia series at » www.TalentCanada.ca/womens-health.

The double-edged sword of diversity: How 'cultural tax' is undermining equity, inclusion in workplaces

Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are becoming a must-have for companies across Canada. And while there is much to be celebrated, diversity efforts are having a hidden impact on the same employees they claim to support: a cultural tax. » Read More...

Employers reassured: Court confirms there is no appeal for a stay order based on an arbitration agreement

In Leon v Dealnet Capital Corporation, the Divisional Court of Ontario confirmed that civil courts do not have jurisdiction to grant an appeal to a previous court decision that, due to the presence of an arbitration clause within an employment contract, ordered a stay of the proceeding. » Read More...

The UAW says its strike 'won things no one thought possible' from automakers. Here's how it fared

The United Auto Workers won at least partial victories on many of the key demands that led to the six-week strike against Ford, General Motors and Jeep maker Stellantis. » Read More...

Off duty pilot said 'I'm not OK' before trying to cut engines midflight, charging documents say

An off-duty airline pilot riding in an extra cockpit seat on a Horizon Air flight said "I'm not OK'' just before trying to cut the engines midflight and later told police he had been struggling with depression, according to charging documents made public. » Read More...

Mississippi should set minimum wage higher than federal level, says Democrat running for governor

The Democrat who's trying to unseat Mississippi's Republican governor said Tuesday that the state should set a minimum wage higher than the federal standard of $7.25 an hour. » Read More...


How organizations can address toxic workplace cultures to tackle sexual harassment

Sexual harassment continues to be a problem in Canadian workplaces, and organizations are not doing enough to address it. A 2022 report by the Canadian Labour Congress indicates nearly one in two workers have experienced sexual harassment in the previous two years. A large part of the problem is how the issue is being viewed. Sexual harassment is a human rights violation, yet too often it is framed as an interpersonal issue. » Read More...

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Ontario Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference, 2023 Edition

The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA, 2000) sets out the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees in Ontario workplaces. The standards outlined in the ESA, 2000 represent the minimum standards that employers must provide to their employees. The Ontario Employment Standards Act: Quick Reference focuses on the key obligations for employers under this broad piece of legislation.

This new edition includes information about major employment standards developments over the past 12 months, plus expanded sections. » Order your copy today!

Workforce Forward: Virtual Conference 

November 2, 2023 | Online Virtual Event »

Partners in Prevention H&S Conference (Forum North) – Thunder Bay 

November 7, 2023 | Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre 555 Arthur St. W. Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 5R5 » Read More...