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New report gives thumbs up to Indigenous employment in Nunavut mines

Agnico Eagle Mining described as doing things right when it comes to training and retaining Indigenous workers A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says employers looking to hire and keep northern Indigenous employees could learn from a Canadian gold mining company, Agnico Eagle Mines. The study, Working Together: Indigenous Recruitment and Retention, was put [...]

By | 2019-04-15T18:43:48+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NWAC president looking into ‘distressing’ allegations of toxic workplace

Open letter called allegations from employees 'offensive' and 'unfounded' Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) President Francyne Joe said Tuesday that the organization's board would soon discuss allegations from employees who said management was doing little to deal with a toxic work environment that was affecting the mental health of staff. "It's distressing," said Joe. [...]

By | 2019-04-15T18:39:33+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Targeted by her employer’: Winnipeg woman alleges she was fired for reporting sexual assault

Former employee of Hugh Munro Construction, terminated in February 2018, says she was assaulted months earlier A Winnipeg woman is suing the construction company she used to work for, alleging she was fired in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker. The woman, a former employee of Winnipeg-based Hugh Munro Construction [...]

By | 2019-04-03T18:27:48+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wage gap continues to affect sports world: female sports expert

It’s a conversation that has been ongoing for years. Much like many workplaces in Canada, women in sports are paid less than their male counterparts. Andrea Katz with Fit Communications in Winnipeg, says it could possibly be because they aren’t getting the same amount of coverage as men. “About 4.7 per cent of all sports coverage is females [...]

By | 2019-04-02T14:00:12+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Peel public board to hire more Black and Indigenous teachers

An “intentional hiring policy” to employ more Black and Indigenous teachers is needed to supply badly-needed role models for two significantly-marginalized groups of students, public school trustees have decided. In an 11-3 recorded vote, the Peel District School Board approved a motion Monday authorizing a “targeted recruitment initiative” aimed at creating greater staff diversity. Trustee [...]

By | 2019-04-02T14:00:06+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Passed over, bullied, mistaken for janitorial staff. Black women sue Ontario public service alleging systemic racism

Two Black women employed by the Ontario public service (OPS) are suing their unions and the provincial government, alleging they suffered years of systemic racism and discrimination while their complaints were ignored, disbelieved or met with reprisals — and ultimately led to them being suspended or forced from the workplace. In a statement of claim [...]

By | 2019-04-02T14:00:00+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New 5-week, use-it-or-lose-it paternity leave benefit kicks in

97,000 families expected to take advantage in next 12 months OTTAWA (CP) — The federal government says more families than expected are taking advantage of the new ability to extend a year's worth of parental leave benefits over 18 months. Since the extension was made available in December 2017, more than 32,000 parents have availed themselves of [...]

By | 2019-03-21T13:37:51+00:00 March 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pair caught having sex in fire chief’s office were wrongfully dismissed, B.C. court finds

VERNON, B.C.—An arbitration board says two employees were wrongfully dismissed from their jobs with the fire department in Vernon, B.C., after a videotape showed them having sexual relations in the fire chief’s office. The pair were fired two days after the incident in March 2018, but their union grieved the dismissals and proposed four-month suspensions. [...]

By | 2019-03-21T13:37:40+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sexual harassment claim sheds light on how unions deal with problem within their own ranks

As a doctoral student and teaching assistant at York University, Alexandria Petit-Thorne got involved with her union for two reasons: to fight for stable jobs in academia, and to put pressure on her employer to create a fund for sexual violence survivors on campus. But during a contentious five months of striking and picketing in [...]

By | 2019-03-19T12:56:16+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments