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Remote workers 18% less productive at home versus office: MIT, UCLA study

Where do employees work best? That question has been bounced around heavily, among employers and workers alike, after many office workers started working from home during the pandemic.

Most organizations are looking to ban generative AI: Blackberry

Three-quarters (75%) of organizations worldwide are currently implementing or considering bans on ChatGPT and other generative AI applications in the workplace, according to a survey from Blackberry.

Canadian Armed Forces to phase out old housing benefit over three years

The military has created a new program to gradually phase out its old housing benefit after hearing feedback from military members who were set to lose the payments.

B.C. seeks input on better working conditions for gig workers, citing low and unpredictable pay and worker safety

Platform companies, workers and others have shared their views on the pros and cons of this type of gig work, the province said. "Low, unpredictable pay, as well as worker safety and workers’ compensation in case of becoming injured on the job are among concerns that have been identified," it said.

Job grant program offers Manitoba employers up to $10,000 per employee, $100,000 per project, to support training

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced the opening of the second round of program intake for the Canada-Manitoba Job Grant in 2023, a joint initiative aimed at meeting the training and workforce development needs of businesses in the province.

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Business groups ask Ottawa for labour changes after end of B.C. port dispute

Business groups continued to call on the federal government to take action in the wake of the recently resolved British Columbia port workers dispute on Saturday, arguing Ottawa must ensure such a disruption never happens again. » Read More...

Kelowna, B.C., named remote work capital of Canada in LinkedIn study

Kelowna, B.C., already famous for its world-class wines, stunning natural scenery and plethora of year-round outdoor activities, has another claim to fame: It's the remote work capital of Canada. » Read More...

Unemployment rate ticks up to 5.5% in July as job creation lags population growth

Canada's unemployment rate rose again last month, as the economy struggles to create enough jobs to match the pace of population growth. » Read More...

Thousands of Los Angeles city workers walk off job for 24 hours alleging unfair labour practices

Picket lines went up before dawn at Los Angeles International Airport and other locations and a rally was planned for later in the day at City Hall. » Read More...

U.S. employers add a still solid 187,000 jobs in July; unemployment dips to 3.5%

The job market has cooled over the summer. But it's still strong enough to defy predictions that higher interest rates would tip the United States into recession. » Read More...

UAW to show list of economic demands to automakers this week, will seek worker pay if plants close

The United Auto Workers union will present a long list to General Motors, Ford and Stellantis when it delivers economic demands to the companies, the union's president says. And the message from newly elected chief Shawn Fain is that the companies are making big profits and can afford to pay up. » Read More...


Learning from Lululemon: If Canada wants to get serious about forced labour, disclosure laws won’t do

The Canadian government recently passed the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act. The new law is designed to address forced labour and child labour in supply chains by requiring companies to disclose their efforts in eliminating labour abuse from their supply chains. » Read More...

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