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July 12, 2018 5:18 PM Canada Post ‘hellbent’ on labour dispute as talks continue, union president says

OTTAWA—The president of Canada Post’s biggest workers’ union says the Crown corporation is spoiling for a labour fight as more than 50,000 employees prepare for a summertime strike-vote amidst ongoing talks. Mike Palecek, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, accused Canada Post management of stubbornness at the bargaining table, where talks 8

July 10, 2018 11:45 PM Canadian lacrosse team was unified by labour standoff

NETANYA, Israel — Canada will begin its defence of its world lacrosse title with precious little preparation time on the field. But players say team unity is already ironclad after joining together in a labour standoff with the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The Canadians didn’t have a full roster playing together until last week’s training camp, but just a couple 7

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM Thea Lim’s book An Ocean of Minutes, draws on the best of old and new CanLit

In the age of widespread refugee crises, weather events, data mining, corporate greed and totalitarian politics, dystopian narratives are very much on the brain. Toronto writer Thea Lim taps into this trend with her timely debut, An Ocean of Minutes, which draws on the best of old and new CanLit traditions. The novel follows twentysomething Polly — a furniture 10

June 25, 2018 4:54 PM Toronto Raptors guard Lou Williams named NBA Eastern Conference player of week

TORONTO — Lou Williams said there were times he doubted he’d ever be back to playing at his best. The Raptors guard was named NBA Eastern Conference player of the week Monday after helping Toronto to a 3-0 record last week. The 28-year-old was coming off his worst season of his nine-year NBA career, struggling in his comeback after tearing his ACL in January 35

June 25, 2018 1:00 PM CAE, Inc. workers in Montreal striking

MONTREAL — Nearly 475 unionized CAE Inc. employees in Montreal went on strike Friday afternoon after rejecting the company’s latest contract offer. Unifor national representative Daniel St-Pierre says the action, taken by members after voting 93 per cent against the offer, demonstrates the frustration that’s built up and a difficult labour climate 10

June 11, 2018 9:25 PM Airdrie company facing child labour and safety charges after 14-year-old hurt on job

An Airdrie roofing company is facing child labour and health and safety charges after a 14-year-old employee fell off a roof in Lacombe last summer. Alberta’s labour ministry launched a rare joint investigation under the Employment Standards Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act after the boy fell nearly four metres off a residential roof in July and required 11

June 11, 2018 1:01 PM His Scarborough house was wrecked in a fire. He says the contractor left halfway through the $100,000 cleanup

When a freak electrical fire caused a portion of the roof to cave in at Agith Ananthagobal’s Scarborough bungalow in January, his family saw a silver lining amid the ashes — the chance for a fresh start in the form of a full home renovation. But five months later, that plan appears to also have gone up in smoke. Ananthagobal says a contractor abandoned 15

June 6, 2018 8:32 PM $400K vanishes from public service union's coffers

Money siphoned over 8 years through fraudulent e-transfers, CAPE suspects A union representing public service professionals across Canada, including economists, statisticians and civilian employees of the RCMP, is trying to figure out how $400,000 was apparently siphoned from its bank accounts over the course of nearly a decade without anyone's knowledge 29

May 18, 2018 7:33 PM Unions approve process to help resolve issues in Nova Scotia health bargaining

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions, which represents non-nursing professions such as physiotherapists, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists, will be the first to go through mediation-arbitration July 30 to Aug. 3, with a target date for an agreement of Sept. 1. “This agreement will bring more stability to our health care system, avoid 18

May 13, 2018 6:53 PM Two fishermen dead after boat capsizes off Cape Breton coast

The province’s department of labour is investigating as the incident happened in a workplace setting. PORT HOOD, N.S.—As officials continue to investigate a fishing accident that left two men dead in Cape Breton, the small community of Port Hood is left trying to make sense of the tragedy. Hugh Watts, 39, and Glen MacDonald, 58, were fishing off the coast 14