Canadian CEOs held to higher standard on important issues: survey
69% of Canadians want companies to address discrimination and racism.
Manufacturing’s average November wage up 3.8% year-over-year
Ontario and Quebec contributed the most to growth that was ahead of the 2019 inflation rate of 1.95%.
GM and UAW reach tentative deal that could end strike
Union touts “major gains” for workers after months of bargaining.
Committees finish work in GM talks, top bargainers take over
Minor issues largely are resolved, focus shifts to wages, use of temporary workers and other contentious issues.
You need to find workers? Increase wages: Quebec’s Legault
Premier facing pressure from industry groups over reduced immigration that’s aggravating labour shortages and hurting economic growth.
Amazon to cut bonuses, stock benefits as it raises wages
Ecommerce giant will phase out bonuses and stock program after US$15 an hour minimum wage announcement.
US NAFTA proposal pushes for higher auto wages in Mexico
Formula would create incentives for car companies to pay wages far higher than the current average US$2.04 per hour.
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.
Mexico employers’ federation pushes for higher minimum wage
Minimum wage should be raised by 19% to the equivalent of about $5 per day.
Is Canada’s skills shortage real, or are businesses to blame?
Universities can’t deliver company-specific skills, they need to be acquired at the company level.
Labour posts ninth straight gain as jobless rate dips to 6.2%
August figures also show a long-awaited improvement in wage growth.
Round 2 of NAFTA talks ends with Mexican resistance over wages
Few concrete proposals made on contentious issues like dispute-resolution.
Mexico’s low wages are under fire at NAFTA negotiations
US and Canadian auto unions say Mexican autoworkers earn about one-ninth of average wages north of the border.
NAFTA negotiations could mark end of era for Mexican exports
Tightening Mexico’s labour laws and strengthening unionization could push wages up.
NAFTA issue: Getting Mexican workers a pay raise
Average autoworker wage in Mexico at just over $4 an hour.
Ontario seeks public input on $15 minimum wage
Many businesses are opposed to the wage hike, showing particular issue with the pace of its implementation.
Minimum wage hike ignores impact of Artificial Intelligence
Beyond the politics, there is much more to minimum wage hikes than just wanting to provide the working class with better wages.
Amount Canadians owe compared with income ticks lower
But debt-to-income ratio is still near a record high, StatsCan says.
Are 30 somethings earning more than their parents? Study says “yes”
Canadians who turned 30 between 2000 and 2014 had a family income that was equal to, or greater than what their parents earned at the same age.
Ontario businesses warn against major labour law changes
Chamber of Commerce says employers are particularly concerned about potential changes to unionization.
Wynne calls some public sector executive wage ranges ‘unreasonably high’
Could potentially lead to unacceptable salary increases; she didn’t make clear which organizations.
Government workers’ pay 10.6% higher than private-sector: study
Benefits for federal, provincial and municipal employees are also more generous.
US economy growing, but faces international headwinds
Economists suggest the country’s steady recovery has been uneven and left many Americans behind.
Corporate tax hikes reduce worker wages: study
Fraser Institute pegs a 1% increase reduces average hourly wage 0.15% to 0.24% the following year.
Canadian base salaries to rise 2.6%: Hay Group
Survey results show a decline since the beginning of the economic downturn.
Steelworkers reach three-year deal with Haley Industries
Contract will increase wages by 4.6% over the term of the agreement.
Unifor, CP ratify labour agreement
Contract includes wage increases, benefits improvements and a commitment to maintaining operations.
Auto worker protest at Miss. plant could open new UAW push
Is the union preparing to launch another salvo in the US deep south?
UAW moves on two-tier wages
“The time has come for workers on both sides of the border to share in the auto industry’s recovery…”
Age, not gender, the new income divide in Canada: Conference Board
Average disposable income of workers between 50 and 54 is now 64% higher than that of 25- to 29-year-olds, report finds.
Most employees aren’t making desired salary
$50,000 seems to be a tipping point for satisfaction.
Canadian wages generally on par with US
Study says since 2008-09 crisis, differences have largely disappeared.