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    Disability Insurance: What To Do When the Unexpected Happens

    While we all do our best to stay healthy and safe, getting sick or injured can be an unfortunate reality of life. When a worker is hurt or ill and unable to work, the last thing they need is the added stress of figuring out how to get the financial support they need. Do you […]

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    What is Employment Equity and Is It Discrimination?

    Employment equity, known as ‘affirmative action’ in the United States, is a term that is often misunderstood. We wanted to take some time to explain what employment equity really means and discuss its current status in Canada. What is employment equity? Many people refer to employment equity as an ideal that workplaces should strive towards. […]

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    How refugees benefit the workplace - Teamsters 987

    How Refugees Benefit the Workplace

    Since 2015, almost 50,000 refugees have come to live in Canada. After escaping war torn homes, enduring a lengthy application process, and leaving loved-ones behind, many refugees still struggle to find adequate work and live a quality life in Canada. Although this may not appear to be a labour union issue or a workplace issue, […]

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    How to deal with ageism in the workplace

    Whether you’re working in an industry that is drastically changing due to technology or you’re surrounded by young, eager millennials, being an older worker comes with its fair share of challenges. All too often, the ideas of older workers are pushed to the side and perceived as outdated, and in many cases, older workers aren’t […]

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    Are you the only woman on your team? Here’s what you should know

    There’s no doubt that there are still many industries dominated by men. In fact, in the transportation and warehousing industry, the ratio of male to female workers stands at 5 to 1 in Canada. And in the construction industry, the ratio is 10 to 1 (Catalyst). If you’re a woman working in an industry similar […]

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    Don’t Fit In At Work? Here’s What you can do

    Not fitting in at work may seem like a insignificant problem, but it’s not at all. Feeling comfortable among your colleagues greatly contributes to a positive work environment, so if you’re feeling like you don’t fit in, here are some things you can do. Ask yourself ‘why’? Although the reason you don’t fit in may […]

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    Being Differently Abled At Work

    For far too long, the term ‘disabled’ has been used to describe a person without the same abilities as the ‘average person’. With this term, we’ve unintentionally labelled so many individuals as ‘less than’ and ‘inferior,’ and have gone on to treat them as a liability rather than an asset. Whether in or out of […]

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    How to Deal with Workplace Gossip

    It may seem like a juvenile issue, but the truth is, gossip happens at all ages even within the most sophisticated organizations, and it’s not without its consequences. Workplace gossip can be a major contributor to a negative work environment, which can lead to higher stress both in and out of the workplace. Being an […]

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    How to Stand Up Against Workplace Discrimination

    It’s a sad but true fact that discrimination is a common occurrence experienced by many. Whether because of race, gender, disabilities or sexuality, people within marginalized groups often face discrimination on both a personal and professional level. It’s hardly unusual for women to be discriminated against in their place of work, being seen as unqualified […]

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