October 4: Free session to learn about your Workplace Rights in Ontario

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library, Fairview Branch, 35 Fairview Mall Dr, North York, ON

Hours of work, pay, overtime, breaks, holidays, and vacations are some of workers' legal rights and duties. Learn about how to protect yourself from arbitrary actions of your employers.

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

WSIB to review more than 250 GE Peterborough claims

Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn says the claims will be processed as a broader system for dealing with claims is developed.

Posted:
September 18, 2017
Article source:
MyKawartha.com

Fiera Foods hires independent auditor to review use of temp workers, health and safety practices

Fiera Foods' announcement of an internal audit came after the company pleaded guilty to Ministry of Labour charges related to the death of temp agency worker Amina Diaby.

Posted:
September 15, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 September 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
September 15, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Legal aid clinic expands to include help for employment law issues

The Chatham-Kent Legal Clinic is expanding its services to low-income residents to include employment law issues, such as termination and harassment or discrimination at work.

Posted:
September 14, 2017
Article source:
The Chatham Voice

September 20: Webinar on Employment Rights and Responsibilities: Important Information for Ontario Newcomers

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Eastern Time

Where: Online

To learn about employment rights and responsibilities for newcomers to Ontario, please attend one of the webinars on this topic offered by the Ministry of Labour.

Posted:
September 14, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Labour

September 19: Unions: Benefits and services for the worker

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: 8 Main St. E., Hamilton

You are invited to learn about how unions work in Canada, union membership, its benefits, training opportunities, and fair wages.

Posted:
September 13, 2017
Article source:
Immigrants Working Centre

Over 30 Organizations from Across Canada call for a Fair EI Appeal Process

The federal government asked KPMG to review the way that the appeals process works around Employment Insurance (EI) decisions. 

Posted:
September 13, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario must toughen law to protect temporary workers: Editorial

The legislation now before the Ontario legislature does not address issues that affect temp workers' rights, safety, and earnings: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
September 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Under cover in temp nation

Amina Diaby died last year in an accident in one of the GTA's largest industrial bakeries. The Star's Sara Mojtehedzadeh went undercover for a month at the factory where Diaby worked.

Posted:
September 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star