News in Employment and Work
One year into the Ontario government's commitment to reduce child poverty by 25 per cent by 2013, the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction warns the province risks missing its target unless further action is taken.
A move to unionize the massive Wal-Mart store chain was dealt a blow this morning when the Supreme Court of Canada voted 6-3 against workers at a Quebec outlet that attempted to unionize.
In a panel discussion recorded on April 30, 2009, speakers at a public action in support of racialized working-poor migrant communities denounced recent raids that have taken place against poor immigrant workers.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the unanimous House of Commons all-party resolution to end child poverty in Canada, Campaign 2000 released report cards for seven Canadian provinces, including Ontario.
A foreign caregiver brought to Canada with a job offer from a "ghost employer" has been awarded $10,000 in damages in what is believed to be the first court victory against a nanny recruiter.
There will be a National Day of Action on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, to call for justice for migrant workers.
Events to publicize the situation of injured workers in Ontario will be held on Friday, December 4. There will be a rally in Toronto with the theme "Justice Not Poverty for Injured Workers." A public forum on the consequences of work injuries will be held in Thunder Bay.
On December 8, 2009 in Belleville, Community Advocacy & Legal Centre will host its upcoming annual general meeting, featuring keynote speaker Constance Backhouse, followed by a panel discussion on sexual harassment on the job.
An amendment to the Employment Standards Act covering the treatment of workers hired by temporary help agencies is now in effect.
The Conservative government has introduced a bill to extend Employment Insurance special benefits, such as maternity and compassionate care leave, to the self-employed for the first time.