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How Does Your Physical Appearance at Work Impact You?

Two very important questions must be answered when it comes to determining the weight of physical appearance in the workplace: “Do looks matter in the workplace?” and “Should looks matter in the workplace?” There are many physical characteristics that can distinguish people, such as height, weight, gender, race, hair color, tattoos, piercings, etc. Unfortunately, workers […]

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What Is the Process of Joining a Union?

Forming an Alberta labour union can seem a bit scary and takes a lot of hard work, but it’s easier than you think. The unionizing process takes patience, persistence, perseverance, and most importantly, the backing of a team and a family. If you’re thinking about organizing your workplace, this is what the process generally looks […]

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Understanding Racism in the Workplace

BIPOC Canadians: Canadians who are Black, Indigenous, or people of colour, experience racial discrimination regularly. And it’s not unusual for BIPOC community members to still experience racism in the workplace. Awareness needs to be raised about the discrimination workers face, along with concrete steps to eliminate racial discrimination. How does racial discrimination impact employees? Racial […]

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What is Employment Equity?

Employment equity is a term that is often misunderstood. We wanted to take some time to explain what employment equity in Canada really means and discuss its current status. What is employment equity? The Employment Equity Act, we know today, was implemented in 1995 for the sole purpose of achieving equality in the Canadian workplace […]

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Job Security in the age of the Automation

What does automation mean for the future of work? Though it may be hard to predict the future in many areas of life, with work, we can know almost for certain that automation is coming our way. As technology advances, there are many types of jobs that may be at risk of major change, such […]

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How Unions Can Help Workers Reskill for the Future

In the age of information and technology, it can sometimes feel like the world around us is changing at the speed of light. While some innovations have made our lives so much easier, there have also been developments that can cause worry for workers as companies and workplaces evolve, leaving them wondering whether their skills […]

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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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The Unionizing Process: Securing the Majority Vote

There are many benefits of joining a labour union such as fair compensation, job security, constant support, and so much more. But while we can all agree that unions benefit workers greatly, the actual process of unionizing isn’t always easy. Successfully organizing your workplace requires one crucial thing that can be challenging to get – […]

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The Unionizing Process: 5 Steps to Organizing Your Co-Workers

So how do you unionize? Organizing a workplace is no easy feat. With careful planning, lots of communication, and the support of a strong union, you can make it happen! We’re here to help you understand the 5 steps to organizing your co-workers. It’s important to note that none of the activities below should be done during […]

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