Category Archives: Labour

Report urges funding for N.L. search and rescue, highlights issues with police

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A final report released today from an inquiry into ground search and rescue services in Newfoundland and Labrador recommends the provincial government provide funding for the volunteer-run service. Commissioner James Igloliorte says ...

Vice-president swears in David Cohen as newest U.S. ambassador to Canada

WASHINGTON — David Cohen has been sworn in as the new United States ambassador to Canada — the first full-time American envoy since 2019.  Vice-president Kamala Harris presided over the process in her ceremonial offices earlier today.  Cohen, a lawyer,...

Quebec announces details of $3.9-billion plan to address labour shortages

QUEBEC — The Quebec government says its $3.9-billion plan to address labour shortages will focus on creating 170,000 jobs in six sectors it has identified as priorities. Premier François Legault made the announcement today in Quebec City. The $3.9-bill...

‘This will always be a fight:’ Women push for changes to Saskatchewan labour law

REGINA — After years of dealing with sexual harassment at work, Ariana Donovan created an online whisper network for others with similar experiences.  Donovan, a model based in Regina, says she wanted to help others know who they should avoid in

Alberta ombudsman says she doesn’t have the power to probe EMS dispatch consolidation

EDMONTON — Alberta's ombudsman says she doesn't have the power to investigate a complaint about the decision to consolidate ambulance emergency dispatch services in the province. The complaint was filed by the cities of Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge an...

In one bill, Liberals push sick leave and crack down on health-care worker harassment

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals have introduced a two-for-one piece of legislation that would provide sick leave to almost 600,000 workers, and bring the law down on anyone harassing doctors, nurses and patients. The omnibus bill checks off two issues at...

Labour group says Liberals are failing workers with new ‘lockdown’ benefit

OTTAWA — The head of the Canadian Labour Congress says the federal Liberals are leaving still-hurting workers out in the cold by providing a benefit few, if any, will be able to use. Bea Bruske says the organization would have preferred

B.C.’s sick leave law will provide workers five paid days minimum starting Jan. 1

VICTORIA — Workers in British Columbia will be eligible for "fair and balanced" sick leave pay that provides a minimum of five days a year starting Jan. 1, Labour Minister Harry Bains said Wednesday. The new sick leave policy affects all

Manitoba’s new Tory premier undoes another initiative of her predecessor

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson says she will repeal a bill that imposed a wage freeze on public-sector workers. The announcement Wednesday was another sign of change under Stefanson, who has promised a more collaborative approach than he...

Optometrists to resume eye exams for kids and seniors as job action is paused

TORONTO — Optometrists in Ontario say they will start resuming eye exams for children and seniors on Tuesday. The optometrists withdrew provincially insured eye services on Sept. 1 in a funding dispute with the province. The Ontario Association of Opto...