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Burnout, despair facing workers on front lines of poverty and homelessness in Canada

Canadians who work with people facing homelessness and hunger say their colleagues are carrying growing emotional burdens as demand for services soars beyond what their organizations can provide.

Soldiers asking for donations to help with housing, food costs: memo to Gen. Eyre

The military's chaplain-general says morale among troops is the lowest it's been in recent memory as many soldiers struggle with the cost of living. In a briefing note sent to the chief of the defence staff, Gen. Wayne Eyre, chaplains say more Armed Forces members have been asking for help to make ends meet.

Are foreign workers moving to rural communities? A look at Alberta's Rural Renewal Stream

It's been over a year since the Rural Renewal Stream program was announced in Alberta but the question remains whether rural communities are benefiting.

GM workers hit the picket lines at three facilities in Ontario

Unifor workers have kicked off a strike at General Motors Canada after failing to reach a new contract with the U.S. automaker. Unifor national president Lana Payne said in a statement early Tuesday that GM has refused to meet the pattern agreement the union negotiated with Ford of Canada.

Wab Kinew taps labour, business leaders to help new Manitoba government's transition

Manitoba's premier-designate Wab Kinew has announced 11 members of his transition advisory team, and he's leaning on both labour and the business community to provide guidance.

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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.

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TD Bank facing $500 million class-action over unpaid vacation, holiday pay for mobile mortgage specialists

The proposed class action states that TD Bank failed to properly provide vacation and holiday pay to its mobile mortgage specialists on their commissions, volume bonuses and other variable (non-salary) payments, according to Cavalluzzo LLP. » Read More...

In the absence of the right to strike, fashion may be a form of constitutionally protected 'expression'

In Canada, some unionized employees are prohibited from striking under provincial labour laws often referred to as essential services legislation. This includes certain first responders, such as police officers. » Read More...

Managing chronic disease in the workplace: Strategies for employee well-being, productivity

Chronic diseases are an undeniable reality in today's workforce, impacting both employees and employers alike. Today, nearly half of Canadian adults are living with a least one of 10 common chronic conditions, which can have a profound effect on overall wellbeing and workplace productivity. » Read More...

Workers at Mack Trucks go on strike after rejecting tentative contract deal

Union workers at Mack Trucks went on strike Monday after voting down a tentative five-year contract agreement that negotiators had reached with the company. » Read More...

The future of electric vehicles looms over negotiations in the U.S. autoworkers strike

On the picket lines at a Ford factory west of Detroit, many striking workers don't think the electric vehicle revolution is coming for their jobs — at least not in the near future. But just in case, they're backing United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain's quest to unionize EV battery factories at Ford and Jeep maker Stellantis. » Read More...

U.S. employers added a surprisingly strong 336,000 jobs in September in a sign of economic resilience

The numbers are evidence that many companies remain confident enough to keep hiring despite high interest rates and a hazy outlook for the economy. » Read More...


Ontario’s 2-tier minimum wage: As discriminatory now as it was in the 1990s

The province of Ontario has increased its minimum wage to $16.55 per hour — unless workers are students under the age of 18, in which case their labour is only worth $15.60. » Read More...

How employers can tackle misconceptions about people with disabilities in the workplace

Disability is a common part of the human experience: the United Nations estimates that 16 per cent of the world’s population is disabled, and a 2019 study from the United States found that over half of American adults aged 18 to 34 have at least one chronic illness. Unfortunately, being disabled can often mean being poor. » Read More...

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Partners in Prevention H&S Conference (Southwestern)

October 18, 2023 | Bingemans Conference Centre, Kitchener, Ont. » Read More...

Workforce Forward: Virtual Conference 

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