Canada Labor

Get Set for the Next Round of Rate Tightening

Peter Hall | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

After three-and-a-half years of ho-hum on this front, there is renewed interest in interest rates: where they are going, how fast, and what we need to do to be prepared, if change is indeed in the wind. A lot of the talk is related to another 'up' that scares us: inflation. Talk of rising interest rates is very good news, since it strongly suggests higher confidence in near-future growth.

If You Want Style, Choose Ethical Fashion

Kendra Coulter | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Kendra Coulter

There are many threads which interweave people working in stores and in factories, near and far. Yet too often we compartmentalize and divide issues, creating silos of concern. People interested in making more ethical consumption choices are forced to pit priorities against each other.

Is the Economy Really "Different This Time"?

Peter Hall | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

There's a clever-sounding phrase that has repeatedly wreaked havoc with the macro economy: "It's different this time." It's all over the place now, couched in neatly nuanced narrative about our "new normal." Is it once again misguided advice, or is there good reason to believe that this time really is different?

Sick Day Abuse Makes Taxpayers Nauseous

Jordan Bateman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

When was the last time you called in sick? Was it just a case of the sniffles? Were you flat on your back? Or did you go golfing and not want to use a vacation day? Did you feel guilty about leaving your co-workers to cover for you? Did you take as few days as possible, knowing someone else had to pick up the slack in your absence? Chances are if you work in the private sector, your answers are very different from those of some government employees.

Why Are CEOs Making So Much More Than Their Workers?

Richard Leblanc | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

Taken as a whole, very high CEO to worker pay ratios can signal systemic wealth disparity. CEO pay has been outstripping executive and worker pay year over year by a wide margin because of structural issues related to "peer group benchmarking" (the very way CEOs are paid). This structural pay inequity is unrelated to CEO performance.

Will Unemployment Lead to a Productivity Pop?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

Employment is always a lagging indicator of the economic cycle, but today's lags are fast becoming legend. In some cases, unemployment is still rising almost five years after the onset of crisis. Will employment ever turn around, and if so, when?

Rachel Mendleson

On Labour Day Weekend, Head Of Canada's Largest Union Takes Stock | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Business

The post-recession world has not been kind to organized labour. With corporations and governments under pressure to cut costs and reduce deficits, uni...

More Than Half Of Canadians Play Hooky From Work: Poll

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2011 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A global survey suggests Canadians are no slouches at being slouches.An international poll conducted by Massachusetts-based Kronos Incorpora...

Support Staff Walk Off Job At Ontario Colleges

CBC | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

Unionized support staff at Ontario's community colleges went on strike Thursday morning just days before students return for a new school year. The...

Support Staff Strike At McGill University

CBC | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada Business

Support staff at McGill University walked off the job early Thursday morning, launching a general strike on the first day of class for ma...