Labour shortage looms as B.C. aims for pandemic-rebound summer

in Mar 27, 2022

With the busy summer season on the horizon and British Columbia relaxing COVID-19 restrictions, businesses are scrambling to hire in what was already a tight labour market. The hospitality sector is among those already grappling with staff shortages. That’s expected to worsen once patios open for the season. Kelly Gordon, a partner with the group[…]

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Central Okanagan unemployment rate sixth lowest in Canada – Okanagan

in Dec 03, 2021

Statistics Canada has released its monthly job numbers and found that Kelowna had an unemployment rate of 4.4 per cent. Local business owners are not surprised at the unemployment rate in the Central Okanagan. Read more: Restaurants still struggling as unemployment nears pre-COVID-19 levels: industry body Amarjit Singh Lalli owns multiple small businesses in[…]

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More City of Edmonton employees feel harassed, discriminated against; citizens increasingly part of problem: report – Edmonton

More City of Edmonton employees feel harassed, discriminated against; citizens increasingly part of problem: report – Edmonton

in Jan 24, 2019

A growing number of people employed by the City of Edmonton say they face harassment or experience discrimination on the job, and abuse from members of the public is a growing source of that aggravation, according to a City of Edmonton executive report released on Thursday. The 2018 City of Edmonton Employee Engagement and Diversity[…]

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Toronto woman claims former employer, David’s Bridal, left her off schedule after wearing head scarf – Toronto

Toronto woman claims former employer, David’s Bridal, left her off schedule after wearing head scarf – Toronto

in Jan 23, 2019

Before heading out in the winter, Scarborough resident Sarah Adisa wraps her hair in a simple black scarf. “The texture of my hair, it breaks in this cold weather. I protect it unless it’s braided,” explained Adisa. She said she never imagined the wrap could cost her a job. “‘We don’t allow head wraps over[…]

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Alberta driver examiners walk off job over disagreement on industry de-privatization

Alberta driver examiners walk off job over disagreement on industry de-privatization

in Jan 10, 2019

Driver examiners in Alberta are off the job Thursday after threatening to withhold services if the province didn’t meet their demands as the Alberta government prepares to take back control of the industry. Pete Llewellyn with the Certified Driver Examiners Association says the examiners’ demand for fair market value for their businesses fell on deaf[…]

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Oshawa assembly plant workers walk out after GM rejects union proposals to keep facility open

Oshawa assembly plant workers walk out after GM rejects union proposals to keep facility open

in Jan 08, 2019

Unionized workers at the General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant have walked off the job, hours after the company reaffirmed its plans to shut down the facility by the end of the year. “The workers were so upset they couldn’t work. They couldn’t believe that General Motors had announced that all their hard work was going[…]

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Alberta’s driver examiners threaten to walk off the job if deprivatization demands aren’t met
Alberta’s driver examiners threaten to walk off the job if deprivatization demands aren’t met

Alberta’s driver examiners threaten to walk off the job if deprivatization demands aren’t met

in Jan 08, 2019

Alberta’s driver examiners are threatening to walk off the job this week if the provincial government doesn’t meet their demands ahead of the deprivatization of their industry. Transportation Minister Brian Mason announced in October the province was taking back driver’s licence road testing from the private sector, one of several changes proposed following the devastating[…]

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