Labour

An Amazon tower is reflected in the Amazon Day 1 building above the Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Amanda Snyder | Seattle Times
An Amazon tower is reflected in the Amazon Day 1 building above the Amazon Spheres in Seattle. Amanda Snyder | Seattle Times

Teamsters to hold unionization vote at Amazon warehouse in Alberta

Union expects a vote to take place before the end of the year

 

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan announced health care workers in privatized jobs will be brought back in-house. (B.C. government photo)

Privatized Ridge Meadows Hospital workers coming back in-house

Union expects wages to rise significantly

 

A CBSA officer places a document on the windshield of a car entering Canada and asks it to pull off to the side in Niagara Falls, Ont., Friday, July 16, 2021. A union representing about 9,000 Canadian Border Service Agency workers says its members will begin job action across the country on Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Canadian border workers issue Friday strike notice

‘Sweeping; series of actions possible at airports, borders, ports, postal facilities and headquarters

 

A case filled with packages of boneless chicken breasts is shown in a grocery store Sunday, May 10, 2020, in southeast Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski

One million chickens euthanized during labour dispute at Quebec slaughterhouse

Premier says waste amounts to 13 per cent of the province’s chicken production thrown in the garbage

A case filled with packages of boneless chicken breasts is shown in a grocery store Sunday, May 10, 2020, in southeast Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski
A man works on his laptop outside in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Survey show only 20 per cent of workers want to return to office full-time post-COVID

Almost 60 per cent of those surveyed said they would prefer to return to the office part-time or occasionally

A man works on his laptop outside in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)

B.C. workers now eligible for 3 days paid sick leave for COVID-19

The province says it plans the bridge the pandemic legislation into a permanent sick leave program for ‘any illness or injury’

A health care worker prepares to test a Coastal GasLink field worker for COVID-19. (Coastal GasLink photo)
The Hudson's Bay Company sign in downtown Toronto, Wednesday July 16, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘It felt like they were forcing me to quit’: HBC worker files wrongful dismissal suit

Yvette Mitchell is seeking damages for lost benefits and pension entitlements and lost pay

The Hudson's Bay Company sign in downtown Toronto, Wednesday July 16, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New pathway to residency for 90,000 essential workers and graduates: Mendicino

Department says policy will help government meet its goal to accept 401,000 new permanent residents this year

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino holds a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Lawyer Janani Shanmuganathan is pictured in Toronto on Friday, March 26, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

In inclusivity push, workers reject prods to allow mispronounced or ‘whitened’ names

Research suggests that ‘whitened’ names have historically made job candidates more likely to be hired

Lawyer Janani Shanmuganathan is pictured in Toronto on Friday, March 26, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Sunday, February 21, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Working women report poor mental health, with stress higher among working moms: poll

Overall, 44 per cent of women said they worry they will face lack of job prospects when the pandemic ends

People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Sunday, February 21, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Maple Ridge’s firefighters union has a two-year deal with the city. (Special to The News)

City of Maple Ridge signs two-year deal with firefighters

Annual wage increase of 2.5 per cent, contract ends this year

  • Jan 13, 2021
Maple Ridge’s firefighters union has a two-year deal with the city. (Special to The News)
President-elect Joe Biden participates in a meeting with the National Governors Association’s executive committee in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Canada’s biggest private-sector unions are likely to play a starring role when Joe Biden’s proposed Buy American rules take centre stage next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Harnik

Canada’s labour unions could play big role in efforts to avert ‘Buy American’ rules

Protectionism is a bigger force in the U.S. than it was even 10 years ago

President-elect Joe Biden participates in a meeting with the National Governors Association’s executive committee in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Canada’s biggest private-sector unions are likely to play a starring role when Joe Biden’s proposed Buy American rules take centre stage next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Andrew Harnik
(MigrantRightsCA/Twitter)

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

(MigrantRightsCA/Twitter)
Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff speaks during a news conference about pay equity in Ottawa, Wednesday October 31, 2018. One of the country’s largest labour organizations is launching a campaign to coincide with Labour Day to push the Trudeau Liberals for changes to the federal social safety net. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Workers groups mark Labour Day with push for changes in Liberals’ throne speech

Labour Day itself normally includes marches through major cities, picnics and gatherings,

Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff speaks during a news conference about pay equity in Ottawa, Wednesday October 31, 2018. One of the country’s largest labour organizations is launching a campaign to coincide with Labour Day to push the Trudeau Liberals for changes to the federal social safety net. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)

LABOUR DAY: Labour council for Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows says COVID-19 forever changed workplace

Economic recovery a chance to make workplaces safer and more just, council says

Secretary-treasurer Janet Andrews oversees this community for the New Westminster and District Labour Council, an umbrella organization of unions in the region. (Joshua Berson/Special to Black Press Media)
Centennial Hatchery strike 1973. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to the Maple Ridge News)

Eighties a busy decade for labour disputes, says museum curator

Maple Ridge experienced at least six major strikes in the mid to late 1980s

Centennial Hatchery strike 1973. (Maple Ridge Museum/Special to the Maple Ridge News)
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Laid off hotel workers demonstrate outside the office of Tourism Minister Lisa Beare in Maple Ridge on Aug. 27, 2020. (Neil Corbett/The News)

VIDEO: Hotel workers bring demonstration to tourism minister’s office in Maple Ridge

Fasting union members will be outside Lisa Beare’s office indefinitely

Laid off hotel workers demonstrate outside the office of Tourism Minister Lisa Beare in Maple Ridge on Aug. 27, 2020. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Unite Here Local 40’s members protesting in Victoria. They will be at Tourism Minister Lisa Beare’s office Thursday. (Black Press files)

Hunger strikers moving to Beare’s office

Laid off hotel workers will protest in Maple Ridge

Unite Here Local 40’s members protesting in Victoria. They will be at Tourism Minister Lisa Beare’s office Thursday. (Black Press files)
Laid off hospitality industry workers gathered at the offices of MLAs on Friday, including that of Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith. (Submitted photo)

Laid off hotel workers want jobs protected

Gather outside Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith’s office Friday

Laid off hospitality industry workers gathered at the offices of MLAs on Friday, including that of Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Bob D’Eith. (Submitted photo)