Postal workers call for one-month cooling off period

Postal workers call for one-month cooling off period

OTTAWA – Postal workers are proposing a 30-day cooling off period to Canada Post management to address concerns about “uncertainty” in the mail system and give negotiations a chance to succeed. “Our members, their families and all Canadians do not deserve to have this threat of a lockout ‘looming’ over our heads from a profitable public service. Postal workers want…

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Canada’s National Day of Mourning

Canada’s National Day of Mourning

The most recent statistics from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) tell us that in 2014, 919 workplace deaths were recorded in Canada – more than 2.5 deaths every single day. Among the 919 dead were thirteen young workers aged fifteen to nineteen years; and another twenty-five workers aged twenty to twenty-four years. Add to these fatalities…

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Handling conflict in the workplace

When you’re a nice person, conflict can be a real challenge. Not that mean people are any better at conflict; they just enjoy it more. New research from Columbia University shows that how you handle conflict can make or break your career. The researchers measured something scientifically that many of us have seen firsthand—people who are too aggressive in conflict…

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The Experience of immigrant employees through theatre

Applied Theatre students from the University of Victoria have created a performance to animate the joys and challenges of the lives of immigrant employees. Their stories capture the realities of working and living in a foreign environment where linguistic and intercultural differences can be a daily source of frustration and amusement. After the short performance, the audience will delve deeper into…

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