Category Archives: Labour

Supreme Court sides with Uber driver seeking better pay, benefits

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for Uber drivers to take the next step in their fight to be recognized as employees. In a ruling Friday, the high court upheld an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that opened

Two care home residents die, second teacher tests positive for COVID-19 in B.C.

VICTORIA — A second teacher has tested positive for COVID-19 in British Columbia but provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says no students were exposed. Henry says officials planned for positive cases in the school system ...

Anger, frustration over continued closures, mayor of Leamington, Ont., says

WINDSOR, Ont. — The mayor of one of Ontario's last communities still locked down due to COVID-19 says small businesses are being driven to bankruptcy by the closure while shops in neighbouring communities in Windsor-Essex reopened Thursday with a mix

Manitoba Hydro says new agreement prevents more temporary layoffs

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro says it has reached an agreement with another group of workers to avoid temporary layoffs at the Crown Corporation. The provincial Crown utility says the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union has agreed to have...

Plans for ‘Atlantic bubble’ on July 3 as cases of COVID-19 stabilize

HALIFAX — The four Atlantic provinces announced plans on Wednesday to ease interprovincial travel restrictions within the region, creating a so-called "bubble" amid relatively few new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks. As of July ...

Feds prepared to push back against any new U.S. tariffs on aluminum, Duclos says

OTTAWA — Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos said Tuesday federal officials will push back against any new protectionist effort by Donald Trump to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum, making the case that Canadian aluminum is no t...

Outbreaks on farms are holding back the entire region, says Windsor, Ont., mayor

TORONTO — Tensions are mounting in Windsor-Essex, Ont., over the region's continued pandemic lockdown, with a local mayor and some business owners saying public health officials haven't done enough to halt the spread of COVID-19 on ...

Manitoba offers cash for returning workers, opposition says it’s not enough

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is offering a subsidy for people who return to full-time work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be available to people currently collecting the federal government's income-replacement programs —&n...

WestJet retreats on labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it has halted its pursuit of a labour code exemption that would have facilitated mass layoffs. WestJet aviation security manager Jared Mikoch-Gerke told the House of Commons health committee Monday the airline had revoked its...

Foodora exiting Canada after couriers win right to unionize

Just two months after the Ontario Labour Relations Board cleared the way for Foodora couriers to unionize, the food-delivery app has announced it’s shutting shop in Canada. In an email sent to workers, Foodora announced that the last day of