Category Archives: Labour

Business Highlights: Jobless claims, ‘Obamacare’ survival

___ US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low

One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

MONTREAL — The head of an association representing Quebec chicken producers says it is unacceptable that one million chickens have been euthanized during an extended labour dispute at a slaughterhouse near Quebec City. The Exceldor co-operative closed ...

‘A slippery slope towards cartel-like conduct:’ New report on grocery wage fixing

Canada's competition laws should be changed to prohibit cartel-like practices and wage-fixing deals in the country's grocery sector, a new report by the House of Commons industry committee says. The report comes a year after Canada's big three grocers ...

Commons committee calls for reshaping of EI to cover gig workers, self-employed

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is recommending a boost to the value and duration of employment insurance benefits, and expanding the system to cover gig workers and the self-employed. Its report Thursday also asks whether special benefits, such ...

N.L. government’s $505-million aid for Terra Nova a good deal, energy minister says

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A $505-million lifeline that helped keep an offshore oilfield alive is a good deal for the province, the Newfoundland and Labrador government said Thursday, even if it means it would reap just $35 million in royalties

US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since April despite widespread evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding steadily from the pandemic recession.

N.L.’s troubled Terra Nova offshore oilfield saved by last-minute restructuring

CALGARY — The beleaguered Terra Nova oilfield off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador could live to pump another day after its owners reached a restructuring agreement in the eleventh hour Wednesday. The oilfield's seven owners will shuffle their sh...

Fed sees earlier time frame for rate hikes with inflation up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest-rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from the pandemic recession but have also coincided with ...

Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery

PHOENIX (AP) — Teresa Marez spent 14 years building a strong clientele base as a hair stylist in San Antonio. When her son, who is autistic, had to switch to virtual learning because of the pandemic, she quit her job

The Latest: COVID-19 cases rise in Missouri tourist areas

O’FALLON, Mo. — A swath of southern Missouri is seeing a big rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations at just the wrong time — as tourists eager to get out after being cooped up for a year make their way