Tech layoffs and the workers they impacted

Tech layoffs and the workers they impacted

The technology sector has been a savor for thousands of Toronto workers during the pandemic: as service workers were laid off during lockdowns, the tech companies sucked them up, giving many a chance at new, more lucrative careers. But now it’s the tech sector that’s under duress: Over the past few months, major companies like … Read more

Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory: police

Hyundai subsidiary has used child labor at Alabama factory: police

A welcome sign stands next to the SMART Alabama, LLC auto parts plant and Hyundai Motor Co. subsidiary, in Luverne, Alabama, US, July 14, 2022.JOSHUA SCHNEYER/Reuters A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker’s assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area … Read more

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from its buildings

FILE – A truck arrives at the Amazon warehouse facility on the Staten Island borough of New York, April 1, 2022. Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)Eduardo Munoz Avarez/The Associated Press Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from … Read more

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers at Canadian National Railway go on strike after failing to reach contract, union negotiator says

Workers in signals and communications have gone on strike at Canadian National Railway Co. CNR-T in a development that threatens to exacerbate transport bottlenecks across the country in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 750 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Canada walked off the job Saturday after failing to agree … Read more

Some restaurants are abandoning tipping in favor of paying their staff higher wages

Some restaurants are abandoning tipping in favor of paying their staff higher wages

Owner Devinder Chaudhary and server Robert Lamieux at Aiana Restaurant Collective in Ottawa on May 30.Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Chris Locke was surprised when he was given the option to tip on a recent purchase at a cannabis store. As the executive chef at Marben, a downtown Toronto mainstay, tipping had been on the … Read more

Ottawa expands access to temporary foreign workers to ease labor crunch

Ottawa expands access to temporary foreign workers to ease labor crunch

Sunterra Farms salami processing plant in Acme, Alta., on Oct. 14, 2021.Jeff McIntosh/The Globe and Mail The federal government is allowing Canadian employers to hire significantly more temporary foreign workers as part of changes to its immigration rules, a move aimed at easing labor shortages that have aggravated businesses during the recovery from the pandemic. … Read more