The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has issued layoff notices to 33 workers at the Grenfell Pioneer home, many of whom are members of CUPE Local 5340. The Health Authority is relocating 20 residents of Grenfell Pioneer Home due to the serious nature of mould and asbestos found in the facility.
A member of CUPE Local 1949 has been threatened with a lawsuit in retaliation of her efforts to represent the six members who were laid off when Legal Aid Saskatchewan privatized the majority of duty counsel work in the Saskatoon office this summer.
In a letter provided by CEO Craig Goebel’s legal counsel, CUPE member Val Harvey was threatened with a defamation law suit.
Although employees of the Terrebonne-Mascouche transit system in Quebec have been reporting a host of problems to Keolis, their employer, nothing has yet been done to rectify the issues affecting the delivery of service across the municipalities of Mascouche and Terrebonne. As a result, employees with CUPE 4846 opted to demonstrate last Thursday.
Although employees of the Terrebonne-Mascouche transit system have been reporting a host of problems to Keolis, their employer, nothing has yet been done to rectify the issues affecting the delivery of service on the territory of the municipalities of Mascouche and Terrebonne. As a result, employees with CUPE 4846 have opted to demonstrate this past Thursday.
Industrial peace has now been achieved in Lorraine now that all groups of employees have signed their new collective agreement.
Wednesday, the twelve blue-collar workers signed their contract with the Town of Lorraine.
Last August 29, the members unanimously ratified the tentative agreement at a general meeting. The new agreement, which runs for 7 years, calls for annual wage increases of 2% per year.
What’s the best investment an ordinary working Canadian can make?
- Real estate?
- A balanced investment fund?
- The next hot tech stock?
The surprising answer is: none of the above. By far the best investment most working Canadians can make is to join a union. Let’s have a closer look.
Union members in Canada are paid, on average, an extra $5.26 an hour, $180 more weekly, and over $9,000 more per year than non-unionized workers. This union wage premium is about 20 per cent higher than non-unionized wages.
Happiest places not richest or biggest
It’s back to school time, and many post-secondary students are asking themselves, “Is it really worth it?”
Despite rising tuition and course fees, the high cost of time and money for higher education still pays off for most people, and in most areas. Each year of additional schooling increases a worker’s earning by an average of about 10 per cent.
Check out the latest economic trends at a glance.
An increasing number of mainstream economists are taking notice of the problems of growing mega-corporations, the negative impact they’re having on the economy, and how the decline in union power is leading to lower wage growth.