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B.C. minimum wage rising to $17.40 an hour in June

That represents a 3.9 per cent increase from the current rate, $16.75, and is consistent with inflation in the province in 2023, according to the government. “B.C. has gone from having one of the lowest minimum wages in the country to the highest of all the provinces,” said Harry Bains, Minister of Labour.

Groups bring allegations of racism at Canadian Human Rights Commission to global body

A coalition of federal unions and organizations representing Black workers has filed an international complaint against the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The eight organizations say the body that handles human-rights complaints against the federal government is violating global law because of its treatment of Black employees.

Air Transat will avoid strike after flight attendants approve collective agreement

The risk of a strike at Air Transat has lifted as flight attendants have voted in favour of a new collective agreement. The 2,100 flight attendants voted 62.7 per cent in favour of the terms recommended by federal mediators.

Military ombudsman calls on MPs to fix 'obvious' conflict, make office independent

The ombudsman for the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence says it's not appropriate that his office is overseen by the same organization it is tasked with overseeing. Reporting to the federal defence minister, rather than directly to Parliament, creates an obvious conflict of interest, Gregory Lick told the House of Commons defence committee Monday.

Quebec's common front unionized workers vote to accept deal with province

Some 420,000 unionized public sector workers have voted 74.8 per cent in favour of accepting an agreement in principle reached with the Quebec government. The workers, who are part of the "common front" of four major unions representing education and health-care workers.


KPMG launches disability inclusion action plan, targets 6% workforce representation by 2025

"Representation really matters." That's how Stephanie Braid, director of inclusion, diversity, and equity at KPMG Canada, summed up why it's so important for organizations to proactively and purposefully adopt tactics that attract workers with disabilities. » Read More...

Four steps to fostering psychological safety, inclusivity in the workplace

Many organizations are committed to psychological safety and focused on inclusion, diversity, and equity — the what to do. The challenge is being clear on the how. » Read More...

Changes needed to ensure safer, more resilient RCMP, union mental-health report says

The union representing front-line Mounties is urging the RCMP to move beyond "patchwork solutions" to ensure the mental health of officers amid concerns they face increasing risks to their well-being. » Read More...

Athens taxis on a 48-hour strike that will coincide with a nationwide public sector stoppage

Taxi drivers in the Greek capital began a 48-hour strike Tuesday, with the second day timed to coincide with a nationwide strike by public and some private sector workers that is expected to disrupt public transport, ground some flights and leave ferries tied up in port. » Read More...

California State University student workers vote to unionize, creating largest such union in country

Undergraduate student workers at California State University voted to join a union to negotiate better pay, sick time, paid parking and other benefits with the university, creating the largest such union in the country, officials announced Friday. » Read More...

Vice Media says 'several hundred' staff members will be laid off, Vice.com news site shuttered

Vice Media plans to lay off several hundred employees and no longer publish material on its Vice.com website, the company's CEO said in a memo to staff Thursday. Vice, which filed for bankruptcy last year before being sold for $350 million to a consortium led by the Fortress Investment Group, is also looking to sell its Refinery 29 publishing business. » Read More...


View from Australia: Now you’re able to look up individual companies’ gender pay gaps

There will be nervous executives all over Australia this week. As of Tuesday, large private sector organisations will have their company’s gender pay gaps published for the first time for all to see, name, and shame. As they brace for the fallout, let’s look at how what we will be told is changing. » Read More...

QANTAS pays women 37% less, Telstra and BHP 20%. Fifty years after equal pay laws, we still have a long way to go

Men continue to outstrip women in the salary stakes, with men’s median annual salary $11,542 greater than women’s, according to newly released data for Australian private companies. It’s a gap of 14.5%, down from last year’s 15.4%. Men’s median annual base salary in 2022-23 of $79,613 compares to $68,071 for women. » Read More...


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