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Survey shows employers, workers might be aligning on hybrid work

The survey found 54 per cent of hiring managers asked said a hybrid arrangement was the ideal situation. The result compared with 49 per cent of professionals surveyed who said they believed the ideal situation was a combination of remote and in-office workers.

Suncor takes restructuring charge of $275 million related to plans to cut 1,500 jobs

Suncor Energy Inc. says it earned $1.88 billion in the second quarter of 2023, down from approximately $4 billion in the same period last year when oil prices were higher.

Manitoba minister attacks NDP and union in video about liquor stores strike

Manitoba's minister responsible for the province's liquor and lotteries corporation says people who are upset they can't buy alcohol due to a strike by staff at Crown-owned liquor stores should blame "the NDP and their union friends.''

Jamaican migrant worker granted federal health care after being fired from Nova Scotia farm

Kerian Burnett arrived from Jamaica in April 2022 to work on a strawberry farm, and says she was fired after her cancer diagnosis and left without medical coverage.

Sexual assault trial to begin for Haydn Edmundson, former head of military's human resources

A sexual assault trial for the military's former head of human resources is expected to hear from its first witness in an Ottawa court this week.

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Five GO Transit drivers, fired for crude WhatsApp chats, awarded jobs back as arbitrator criticizes biased investigation

The arbitrator was critical of the employer's investigation, and said "the employer is not the custodian of the character of its employees in their private lives, which it had no right to intrude upon without establishing a negative impact of the (workers') off-duty communications manifested within the workplace, which the evidence woefully failed to show." » Read More...

The $412,000 lesson: Poor conduct during, after termination of workers can be costly for employers

Griffon Integrated Security Technologies et al v Valley Associates Inc. et al, 2023 ONSC 2200 is a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that serves as a warning that the court is able and willing to punish employers who engage in bad faith conduct such as making baseless and unsubstantiated accusations against an employee during, and after, the employee is terminated. » Read More...

Women who accused UPEI president of sexual harassment freed from non-disclosure deals

UPEI's board of governors issued a statement Thursday apologizing to Wendy Carroll and Erin Casey, who took their complaints against ex-president Alaa Abd-El-Aziz to the province's human rights commission. » Read More...

Men attacked Alabama boat co-captain for 'just doing my job,' he says

An Alabama boat co-captain was hanging on "for dear life'' as men punched and tackled him on the capital city's riverfront, he told police after video of the brawl circulated widely online. » Read More...

Indonesian protesters begin hunger strike as bill to protect domestic workers stalls in parliament

Indonesian domestic workers and activists began a hunger strike on Monday to protest against the parliament's delay in passing a bill to protect domestic workers. Sunrise-to-sunset fasting protests were happening simultaneously in the capital, Jakarta, and other major cities. » Read More...

Doctors in England walk off job again as pay dispute with U.K. government shows no progress

Tens of thousands of doctors in England walked off the job Friday for another four-day stretch, with growing concerns that their bitter pay dispute with the British government will drag on into the winter. » Read More...


Older ‘sandwich generation’ Californians spent more time with parents and less with grandkids after paid family leave law took effect

The law requires all employers to allow eligible workers to take up to six weeks of paid leave to care for newborns, newly adopted children or seriously ill family members. » Read More...

We need more than police checks: How parents, educators can keep childcare services safe from abuse

Last week, a former childcare centre worker was charged with more than 1,600 child abuse offences, sending shivers through the Australian community. In response to a confidential briefing about the case last year, Education Minister Jason Clare set up a review into safety practices in the childcare sector. » Read More...


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