Bombardier aircraft assembly workers back on the job after 18-day strike ends

Unifor said on Wednesday that its members at Bombardier ratified a new three-year collective agreement, ending an 18-day strike at the business jet maker’s manufacturing facilities in Mississauga and Waterloo. The new contract provides general wage increases of 12.5 per cent over the life of the deal along with higher pension contributions and better job … Read more

Is it OK to choose ‘no tip’ at the counter? Some customers think so

Cost of Living5:15Zero dollar tip revenge When Alessandro Montelli was asked to tip when paying for a bottle of water at a local coffee shop, he knew something had to change with tipping culture. The Torontonian and recent university graduate had just finished a run and wanted to rehydrate. The barista behind the counter handed … Read more

Canadian unemployment rate rises to 6.4%, with student summer jobs especially hard to come by

The Canadian economy was virtually unchanged in June, shedding 1,400 jobs, while unemployment rose 0.2 percentage points to 6.4 per cent, Statistics Canada said on Friday. The unemployment rate has trended upward for more than a year, with 1.4 million people unemployed in June, according to the agency’s monthly Labour Force Survey. Of those who were … Read more

From fast food to construction, employers turn more and more to temporary foreign workers

Businesses’ demand for temporary foreign workers has surged across the country in recent years, with employers given the green light to hire more than double the people through the federal program last year as they did five years ago. The program is designed to provide short-term relief to employers as a last resort, but has … Read more

Gen Z and Millennials Are Ill-Prepared for Retirement, Here’s How They Can Build up Savings

Prioritizing retirement savings is a wise decision in the post-pandemic world of job uncertainty, wage growth slump, elevated inflation and living costs alongside the high cost of borrowing. What’s more concerning is that the Social Security benefits could drop in 2033 as fewer employees are left to contribute (via payroll taxes) to the workforce’s future … Read more

Can a Canadian ride-hailing startup compete with Uber and Lyft?

Harrison Amit is leading a small startup with a big idea. “The vision for the company is helping over 10 million drivers,” said the 28-year-old CEO of Hovr (pronounced Hover).  The Toronto-based ride-hailing company launches today, and will service the city and surrounding suburbs. Amit’s goal is to make the company a national brand within … Read more

Can a Toronto-based ride-hailing startup compete with Uber and Lyft?

Harrison Amit is leading a small startup with a big idea. “The vision for the company is helping over 10 million drivers,” said the 28-year-old CEO of Hovr (pronounced Hover).  The Toronto-based ride-hailing company launches today, and will service the city and surrounding suburbs. Amit’s goal is to make the company a national brand within … Read more

Breaking Down the Numbers: Premier League Clubs’ £3.8 Billion Wage Bill Exposed

Premier League clubs’ wage structures for the 2022/23 season have unveiled a fascinating narrative, with Arsenal emerging as a beacon of fiscal efficiency amidst the league’s heavy spenders. Despite securing a commendable second-place finish behind Manchester City, Arsenal’s wage bill of £235 million positions them as the fifth-highest spender in the league; in contrast, Manchester … Read more

Furey asks Trudeau to halt carbon tax increase, citing few options for consumers in N.L.

Premier Andrew Furey said the carbon tax doesn’t incentivize people to switch to renewable energy because the infrastructure to make that shift possible isn’t yet established in Newfoundland and Labrador. (Ted Dillon/CBC) Premier Andrew Furey shared an open letter Tuesday addressed to the prime minister, asking him to pause an upcoming increase to the carbon tax … Read more

Calif. Disney workers sue over getting paid less than fast food workers

More than 100 Disney hotel maintenance workers responsible for keeping the company’s luxe hotels up and running in southern California are suing the entertainment giant for allegedly paying them less than fast-food workers earn in the state and forcing them to moonlight at second jobs despite working overtime. “A ton of us have or had second jobs … Read more