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January 11, 2018

Approximately 20,000 part-time support staff at the province’s colleges have voted to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU says 84 per cent of the ballots counted were cast of in favour of joining the union. It says the supervised vote at all 24 Ontario community colleges was held in June 2016, but legal […]

January 11, 2018

Protesters held rallies at Tim Hortons stores across Ontario Wednesday in response to the decisions by some store franchises to make cuts to employees’ benefits to compensate for the implementation of a $14 minimum hourly wage. A protest at the Division Street location in Cobourg drew hundreds, many carrying placards and flags. The controversy started […]

January 11, 2018

About 30 demonstrators gathered at Tim Hortons on Monaghan Rd. at Lansdowne St. W. on Wednesday to protest reductions to employee benefits at some of the chain’s locations. Some Tim Hortons have cut out paid breaks and health benefits following the minimum wage increase to $14. Demonstrators at the local rally represented the Peterborough and […]

January 8, 2018

If all Canadians lost their paid breaks, like some workers at a Tim Hortons in Ontario, what would be left of the once iconic company? Security guard Luke Tremblay is on his lunch break at a Tim Hortons in downtown Ottawa, ordering a chicken wrap and small carton of chocolate milk. He gets two other […]

January 8, 2018

A rally is being planned outside a Tim Hortons in Cobourg this week in response to the owners’ decision to cut employees’ benefits. Media reports say employees at a franchise owned by Ron Joyce Jr. and Jeri-Lynne Horton-Joyce, the son and daughter of the chain’s co-founder, have been told to sign a document acknowledging they […]

January 8, 2018

When a Tim Hortons store in Cobourg, Ontario cut paid breaks and benefits for employees, it became a metaphor for the fight for a living wage— thanks in part to James Pickersgill’s viral Facebook post. James Pickersgill would be the first to tell you he’s not a master of social media. And he wouldn’t exactly […]

January 8, 2018

Now that the increase to Ontario’s minimum wage has arrived, the owners of a Tim Hortons in Cobourg, Ont., are drawing criticism for their cost-cutting measures. A photo posted to Facebook by a customer shows a letter he says was handed out to staff that states that paid breaks are being eliminated as well as […]

December 21, 2017

An arbitrator appointed to settle a contract dispute with Ontario college faculty that led to a five-week strike has awarded them a 7.75 per cent raise over four years. The 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians were legislated back to work last month and outstanding issues were sent to binding mediation-arbitration. The arbitrator’s decision, released […]

December 20, 2017

As announced by the WSIB on Friday December 15, 2017 and reported in the Toronto Star, the WSIB will no longer reduce Non-Economic Loss (NEL) awards for workers who had no prior symptoms of a pre-existing condition. In addition, the WSIB has committed to review 4,500 decisions dating back to 2012 when the practice of […]

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