Union seeks collective bargaining rights for small group of skilled workers at Tennessee plant
Election on exclusive bargaining rights would only apply to the about 165 “skilled trade” workers at the plant.
Nearly two-thirds of VISA applications will be denied for employees adept in technology and other skilled fields.
More foreign workers are filling skilled positions as the percentage of low-skilled jobs has declined.
Provides guidance through the grant application process.
SMEs employs close to eight million Canadians and account for 54% of all wages paid.
Maximum fines could increase to $100,000, specifically for violations that have resulted in financial benefit.
Employment minister says polytechnic institutions and vocational schools offering programs for skilled trades are having their budgets slashed.
Average disposable income of workers between 50 and 54 is now 64% higher than that of 25- to 29-year-olds, report finds.
System will allow Canadian employers to select skilled candidates from abroad if there are no Canadians available for the work.
Most of the 30 programs will have a particular focus on energy and natural resources.
A shortage of people with relevant skills, finding local partners and accessing international financing are hindering efforts report says.
Businesses are failing to address the real reasons why recruitment and retention are on-going issues.
Liberal MPs are questioning why so many foreign workers were hired in Windsor when the city grappled with a 9% unemployment rate for much of 2013.
“If certain provinces refuse to participate, that’s not the end of the world. We’ll deliver the job grant,” employment minister says.