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Manulife-Loblaw deal to deliver specialty drugs sparks access, competition concerns

Some pharmacare policy experts are raising concerns about competition and patient access to much-needed medication after Manulife Financial Corp. announced its coverage of certain prescription drugs will only apply at Loblaw Cos. Ltd. pharmacies.

Unifor calls on Northern Pulp to reverse decision to end pension recall rights

"Unifor gave a strong recommendation to Northern Pulp to wait until the CCAA proceedings are resolved before making any decisions that affect members of Local 440," said Atlantic Regional Director Jennifer Murray. "Extending pension recall rights costs the company absolutely nothing out of pocket but they chose to snub the group of people who have been their most ardent supporters."

Uber Canada rolls out changes for drivers, couriers two years after deal with union

Uber Canada is making several changes aimed at offering drivers and couriers more transparency about their earnings and better protection when they’re on the road. The changes include a pilot rolling out later this year that will provide B.C. and Ontario drivers with more information, including the estimated fare and expected destination, before they accept a trip.

B.C. odour incidents spark questions around corporate ethics and communication

Two incidents of acrid smells that spread over parts of Metro Vancouver in less than a week raised questions about corporate responsibility to inform the public when such events cause widespread concern and confusion but fall short of health and safety breaches.

Robots Tarzan and Jane, aided by AI, take over repetitive tasks at B.C. hospital lab

The pair unscrew specimen tubes and streak the samples onto bacterial culture plates. It’s not glamorous work, but it’s a big job — the St. Paul’s lab handles more than 145,000 microbiological samples each year from B.C. and Yukon.

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A deep dive into top hiring practices: Key takeaways from Talent Canada's Recruitment Week

Talent Canada's Recruitment Week, brought to you in partnership with Cegid, left behind a trail of insights and discussions on the evolving landscape of recruitment and employment. Here's a look back at some of the best content. » Read More...

Flexibility far more important than salary for Gen Z: Global survey

Some unwritten rules in the workplace are being overturned as the newest generation enters the working world, according to new research from Jabra that surveyed knowledge workers in 14 countries. Flexibility, for example, is far more important (35%) than salary (4%) for Gen Z. » Read More...

Opioids in the Workplace: Join Talent Canada and OHS Canada for this critical discussion

This afternoon, Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation's leading workplace media brands, are hosting a collaborative virtual on Opioids in the Workplace, aiming to address the critical issue of opioids and substance abuse disorders in Canadian work environments. You can still reserve your free spot as we set to kick things off at 1:30 p.m. ET. » Read More...

French police asked for extra pay during Paris Olympics. They will get bonuses of up to $2,000

Police officers deployed during the Paris Olympics will receive bonuses of up to 1,900 euros, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Tuesday in reaction to protests. Police unions worried about working conditions during the Olympic Games from July 26-Aug. 11 and the Paralympics that follow organized protests and work stoppages this month for better pay and guarantees of holiday leave and childcare this summer. » Read More...

IMF sketches a brighter view of global economy, upgrading growth forecast and seeing lower inflation

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its outlook for the world economy this year, envisioning resilient growth led by the United States and a slower pace of inflation. In its latest outlook, the 190-country lending agency said Tuesday that it now expects the global economy to grow 3.1% this year, unchanged from 2023 but better than the 2.9% it had predicted for 2024. » Read More...

Prisoners in the U.S. are part of a hidden workforce linked to hundreds of popular food brands

A hidden path to America’s dinner tables begins here, at an unlikely source – a former Southern slave plantation that is now the country’s largest maximum-security prison. Unmarked trucks packed with prison-raised cattle roll out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, where men are sentenced to hard labor and forced to work, for pennies an hour or sometimes nothing at all. » Read More...


The green-eyed monster: How embracing jealousy at work can make you more productive

Instances of negative emotions, such as jealousy, are frequent in the workplace. Perhaps your boss just complimented your co-worker on a job well done while ignoring your contributions to a project. Or maybe your new mentee asked to transfer to another supervisor. Although employees are often expected to ignore or, at minimum, leave such feelings unrecognized, they arise in any social setting. » Read More...

Symptoms of menopause can make it harder to work. Here’s what employers should be doing

How menopause affects women’s working lives has been shrouded by stigma for decades. But this is starting to change. Australian journalist Imogen Crump’s recent on-air hot flush and her remark “I don’t think hormones respect national television” drew applause for its candour. » Read More...

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Opioids in the Workplace

January 31, 2024 | Talent Canada and OHS Canada, the nation’s leading workplace media brands, are proud to announce a collaborative virtual event on opioids and substance abuse disorders in the workplace. Registration fee: $99 » Register Now

York Region: Employment Law Update with Stuart Rudner

February 8, 2024 | Richmond Hill Country Club » Read More

HR West 2024 

March 5, 2024 | Oakland Marriott City Center » Read More...