New benefits for workers hurt by pandemic hits roadblock in Senate
Senate group complains of government pressure to pass billions of dollars’ worth of emergency pandemic-related legislation without adequate scrutiny.
Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll
Opinion split almost in half as government projects a $343 billion deficit.
Extending CERB for months could double $60B budget: PBO
8.41 million people have applied for the CERB, $43.51 billion in payments made as of June 4.
Laid off? How to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Offers a monthly $2,000 payment for a period of up to 16 weeks for those who wouldn’t otherwise be eligible for Employment Insurance.
The high cost of drugs: take the strain off company plans
Save with tighter health benefit controls.
Steelworkers reach a labour deal with Scapa Tapes in Renfrew
New contract includes 2% annual wage increases, higher shift premiums, introduction of a millwright apprenticeship program.
WSIB posts searchable drug formularies for ease of use
Compensation board spends approximately $62 million every year on drug benefits for injured workers
Unifor, CP ratify labour agreement
Contract includes wage increases, benefits improvements and a commitment to maintaining operations.
Workers on strike at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant
The manufacturer and Unifor have failed to reach an agreement on pension changes and benefit reductions.
China sneaker factory strike snowballs
Tens of thousands of workers walk out over benefits.
OPG generous salaries, pensions, bonuses push up electricity rates
Ontario auditor general’s cites significantly more generous compensation than other public service positions.
Mature workers want to stay on the job past retirement but on their own terms
Strategies include flexible work schedules, extended health benefits and career opportunities.
Chinese workers holding US exec claim wages unpaid
Workers on edge about slowing growth and the future of their jobs.
Employers project salaries to rise 2.6%
Morneau Shepell survey says getting benefits costs under control a priority.
Caterpillar ratifies union contract at Illinois plant
800 workers at the company’s Joliet facility are finally heading back to work.
Unions, Catalyst reach cost cutting deals in BC
Insolvent Catalyst Paper has reached cost-cutting labour agreements with unions representing more than 1,000 paper and pulp workers at three mills in BC.
US economy wins with keystone pipeline
Those who oppose building the Keystone pipeline to the US Gulf Coast suggest the benefits to the American economy are being oversold. It’s a false claim.
Plant pay takes a hike in 2010
It’s been a rough couple of years for manufacturers but management-level pay rose almost 4% in 2010 after a dismal 0.76% increase in 2009, according to Canadian PLANT survey of Canadian companies.