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January 19, 2018 6:03 PM Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: study

U.S. pushing for Canada to increase the duty-free allowance as part of ongoing NAFTA talks A new study commissioned by the Retail Council of Canada says an increase in the duty-free allowance for cross-border shopping would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy. The PwC study comes as U.S. lawmakers 38

January 11, 2018 7:14 PM ‘Magnificent victory’ after part-time staff at Ontario’s 24 colleges vote to unionize: OPSEU

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal wrangling by the College Employer 9

January 11, 2018 2:19 PM Walmart raises minimum hourly wage to $11 for U.S. workers, hands out $1,000 bonuses

BENTONVILLE, ARK.—Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday that changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million 12

January 11, 2018 1:43 AM High-ranking Durham officer charged with drinking on job and ‘tyrannical’ behaviour toward staff

Insp. Nick Lisi is accused of being verbally abusive towards four officers, calling one a “back-stabbing weasel and yelling at another in an “intimidating” way. A high-ranking Durham police officer is facing internal police charges for allegedly drinking on the job and “tyrannical” behaviour toward subordinates. Insp. Nick Lisi is accused of being verbally 11

January 8, 2018 8:43 PM American Airlines to require de-escalation training for employees

The airline had been discussing such training for months but prioritized it after a fight broke out in April between a flight attendant and passenger over a baby stroller. Arguments, fights and meltdowns have been a part of commercial airline service for decades, but airborne conflicts have become viral internet sensations in the past few years, now that nearly 12

January 6, 2018 5:45 PM Ex-NFLers Donovan McNabb, Eric Davis out at ESPN after sexual misconduct investigation

McNabb and Davis, both former NFL network employees, were among seven men named in a lawsuit filed in December by former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor. NEW YORK—Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis have been dismissed from ESPN following an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct while employed at NFL Network. ESPN says in a statement 13

January 4, 2018 8:58 PM London, Ont., police officer ‘forever remorseful’ after blackface photo surfaces

LONDON, ONT.—A police officer in London, Ont., is apologizing for wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume and will undergo cultural sensitivity training. Const. Katrina Aarts’s apology comes after an internal investigation was launched by the London Police Service into pictures taken in 2006 that were posted on her sister’s Instagram account 11

January 4, 2018 5:30 PM Injured conductor, passenger sue over deadly Amtrak crash

The lawsuit filed by the conductor said Amtrak failed to train its employees to operate trains safely on the new route. SEATTLE—A conductor injured when a speeding Amtrak train flew off the tracks and onto a Washington state highway last month, killing three and injuring dozens, filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the rail company failed to provide a safe work environment 11

December 15, 2017 4:25 PM Supreme Court rules employees can allege workplace harassment against people from other companies

Ruling in British Columbia case redefines limits of workplace discrimination legislation The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled a B.C. worker who was harassed at a worksite by a contractor for another company can file a human rights complaint. According to the ruling, "the code is not limited to protecting employees solely from discriminatory harassment 20

December 15, 2017 2:45 PM ABC fires celebrity chef Mario Batali from The Chew

'His past behaviour violates our standards of conduct,' says ABC spokesperson Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been fired from the ABC's daytime show The Chew, amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault. "Upon completing its review into the allegations made against Mario Batali, ABC has terminated its relationship with him and he will no longer 17