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September 30, 2020  

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.

News Government General
July 14, 2020  

Canadians torn on scaling back COVID-19 benefits to save money: poll

Opinion split almost in half as government projects a $343 billion deficit.

News Government Manufacturing General
June 11, 2020  

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.

News Government General
April 2, 2020  

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.

Feature Manufacturing General
April 16, 2019  

The high cost of drugs: take the strain off company plans

Save with tighter health benefit controls.

News Manufacturing General
November 29, 2017  

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.

News Manufacturing General
January 26, 2017  

WSIB posts searchable drug formularies for ease of use

Compensation board spends approximately $62 million every year on drug benefits for injured workers

News Manufacturing General Operations Production
March 9, 2015  

Unifor, CP ratify labour agreement

Contract includes wage increases, benefits improvements and a commitment to maintaining operations.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations
July 15, 2014  

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.

News Manufacturing General
April 17, 2014  

China sneaker factory strike snowballs

Tens of thousands of workers walk out over benefits.

News General
December 12, 2013  

OPG generous salaries, pensions, bonuses push up electricity rates

Ontario auditor general’s cites significantly more generous compensation than other public service positions.

News General
September 10, 2013  

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.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Technology
June 25, 2013  

Chinese workers holding US exec claim wages unpaid

Workers on edge about slowing growth and the future of their jobs.

News Business Operations
August 29, 2012  

Employers project salaries to rise 2.6%

Morneau Shepell survey says getting benefits costs under control a priority.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Production
August 20, 2012  

Caterpillar ratifies union contract at Illinois plant

800 workers at the company’s Joliet facility are finally heading back to work.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Sustainability Technology
March 20, 2012  

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.

News Business Operations Production Sustainability
November 3, 2011  

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.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
December 21, 2010  

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.