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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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What the 2018 federal budget says about Canada

At the end of February, Canada’s federal budget was announced. With the government focused on equal pay, pharmacare and bettering quality of life for Indigenous peoples, we were generally pleased with the announcement. The 2018 federal budget is titled: Equality and Growth for a Strong Middle Class. The theme of equality is demonstrated through better […]

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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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When to Join a Union

Many people wait until they’re unhappy at work or until they lose their jobs before thinking about joining a union, but this shouldn’t be the case. You can be perfectly happy at your place of work but still be in a position where joining a union is necessary. Here are 5 indicators that it might […]

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Know Your Rights when it comes to Vacation Pay

With summer in full swing, many of us are just itching to get out and cash in on those vacation days. When it comes to vacation pay, the rules are fairly straight forward, but that doesn’t mean every employer follows them to a T. Here are some basic things you should know about your vacation […]

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Every job is different and so is every workplace. Some jobs are more hazardous than others, but regardless of what you do for work, there’s a lot you can do at work to ensure safety is always top of mind. Get involved. Most workplaces, including unionized ones, have safety committees and representatives that play an […]

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