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  • Auto Workers
  • TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian Auto Workers union said on Tuesday that it had held constructive talks with senior negotiators at General Motors, and it was awaiting a response from Fiat SpA's Chrysler Group LLC on the framework deal it forged on Monday. (reuters.com)
  • The automakers have said that Canada is the most expensive place in the world to make vehicles and costs must come down to match those of the United Auto Workers in the United States. (reuters.com)
  • She commented on the two-tier wage accepted by the US United Auto Workers in 2007 that slashed pay for new hires by 50 per cent. (wsws.org)
  • Quebec
  • With the exception of employees in Quebec, most employees in Canada who are not unionized are deemed by law to be working under an employment contract. (uk.com)
  • Forty participants (30 physiotherapists and 10 leaders and administrators from physiotherapy professional groups and workers' compensation boards) were recruited in British Columbia , Ontario and Quebec to participate in an in-depth interview. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The bulk of the cherry pickers are French Canadians who come to the Okanagan Valley each summer from the province of Quebec. (goodfruit.com)
  • It's estimated that about 800 to 1,000 workers come to the valley from Quebec,' said Mireille Beck, project manager for the Okanagan French Employment Services Centre in Kelowna. (goodfruit.com)
  • The best way to ensure as many workers as possible can retire with dignity is to increase what everybody gets from the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans. (cupw.ca)
  • cannabis industry
  • VANCOUVER-As tensions between Canada and the U.S. have risen in recent months, a quieter, slower-burning conflict has been developing along the border: Canadians associated with the cannabis industry - even if they have never used the drug - can be banned for life from America. (thestar.com)
  • During routine questioning, one of the three men mentioned their design would eventually be used in the Canadian cannabis industry, and they were immediately taken into the secondary inspection facility for further scrutiny. (thestar.com)
  • In a policy change made without fanfare Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) now says Canadians who work in the legal cannabis industry here will be free to enter the United States. (globalnews.ca)
  • It still tells Canadians they can't get involved with the U.S. cannabis industry, and a lot of these big companies will be, but at least it protects Canadians doing it legally in Canada. (globalnews.ca)
  • Labour
  • Injured workers united must work with community organizations, Labour partners and allies who not only see injustice, but are prepared to stand with us in the fight for change. (ciwa.ca)
  • The men say they came to Canada because they were promised good jobs but were kept incommunicado, forced to do menial labour for little pay. (thestar.com)
  • At the heart of the case of the Elmvale 11, as the men have been dubbed by Filipino consular staff, are immigration documents called Labour Market Opinions (LMO) issued by Service Canada. (thestar.com)
  • South of the border, the U.S. State Department recently called Canada 'a destination for foreign victims trafficked for labour exploitation' and in an annual report recommended Canada 'intensify efforts to investigate, prosecute and convict trafficking offenders. (thestar.com)
  • If the Conservatives were truly concerned about the average Canadian worker, though, they would be focused on amending the Canada Labour Code to include a base amount of paid sick days for everyone employed in federally regulated industries. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • With domestic labour extremely limited, local firms have turned to Canada for talent with great success. (financialpost.com)
  • The Canadian labour force is not large enough or skilled enough or available enough to supply the needs of [Canadian] oil and gas, let alone other Canadian natural resource sectors," said Cheryl Knight, executive director and chief executive of the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada. (financialpost.com)
  • In a joint statement released Thursday by the Australian Industry Group and the Canadian Council for Chief Executives, the two groups said Australia and Canada have the potential to enhance labour mobility between the two commonwealth states. (financialpost.com)
  • The project was funded by BC Federation of Labour (BCFED), Progressive Intercultural Community Services, Canadian Farm-workers Union (CFU) and Indian Rationalist Society, while the land was given by the City of Abbotsford. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Others who spoke at the event included former BC Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair and MLA Raj Chouhan, who is also the former president of Canadian Farm-workers Union. (hindustantimes.com)
  • An investigation by the federal Ministry of Labour has ordered Brink's Canada to immediately alter its practice relating to the driver and guard both exiting the armoured vehicle at drop-offs and pick-ups. (cos-mag.com)
  • Since its introduction in May 2004, the Seasonal Agriculture Worker Program has seen such rapid expansion that a pilot project called the Western Agriculture Labour Initiative was recently formed to oversee and coordinate the program. (goodfruit.com)
  • Montreal
  • MONTREAL -- Bell Canada said members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers' union have voted about 80% in favor of accepting the company's latest contract offer. (wsj.com)
  • According to news reporting from Montreal, Canada , by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In recent years, significant efforts have been made to improve the provision of care for compensated injured workers internationally. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Hudon, Univ Montreal IRSPUM, Inst Rech Sante Public, Montreal , PQ, Canada . (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • provincial
  • To identify appropriate educational & training resources and to make these resources available upon request to provincial and local injured workers groups. (ciwa.ca)
  • To design all of our activities in such a way as to enhance the local and provincial/territorial base of the injured workers movement. (ciwa.ca)
  • CIWA continues to follow its mandate to work with injured workers and injured workers groups to form provincial and territorial organizations in all provinces and territories in Canada. (ciwa.ca)
  • Local injured workers groups should not think that by forming a provincial or territorial organization, they will lose their autonomy - in fact the opposite is true. (ciwa.ca)
  • Forming a provincial body not only allows local injured workers groups to retain their autonomy, but it increases their ability to show local injured workers that their voices will be heard across the province or territory. (ciwa.ca)
  • Each Provincial Injured Workers Group can select their own representative(s) to be appointed to the CIWA Governing Body and CIWA Board of Directors. (ciwa.ca)
  • CIWA will assist in the formation of Provincial and Territorial Injured Workers Organizations by providing resources and assistance in coordinating provincial meetings of Local Inured Workers Groups. (ciwa.ca)
  • Inna: Unlike in the US, most Canadian employees are governed by provincial law, not federal law. (uk.com)
  • Faced with this kind of system, injured workers groups across Canada have been organizing themselves at the local, provincial, and territorial levels for several decades. (ciwa.ca)
  • Morneau meets his provincial and territorial counterparts in Vancouver on Monday and one of the key agenda items is going to be the federal Liberals' wish to expand the Canada Pension Plan. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Punjabi
  • Built in memory of three Punjabi women farm workers, who died in a road accident in March 2007, the monument was unveiled at Friendship Garden by the relatives of the victims. (hindustantimes.com)
  • Organizations
  • To provide a national forum for debating issues of concern to injured workers and their organizations at national conferences and at national board workshops (as funding allows). (ciwa.ca)
  • To liaise with organizations that represent persons with disabilities and organizations that represent workers to achieve a common goal. (ciwa.ca)
  • A key component of the strategy is to build and strengthen partnerships with organizations that share the vision of a safer Manitoba for young workers, such as SAFE Workers of Tomorrow, a team of occupational safety presenters that deliver presentations to high school students in the province. (cos-mag.com)
  • The Conference adopted a number of resolutions including one on the formation of a national network of injured worker organizations. (ciwa.ca)
  • Toronto
  • He thought of his first week in Canada, eight men in the basement of a Toronto house sleeping four to a bed, their passports taken from them. (thestar.com)
  • Toronto - More than three-fourths of Canadian workers have missed time because of mental health concerns, with on-the-job stress the leading cause, according to a white paper from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and consulting firm Morneau Shepell. (safetyandhealthmagazine.com)
  • work
  • To work toward a just system of compensation, rehabilitation and re-employment in all provinces and territories of Canada. (ciwa.ca)
  • With an LMO, a foreign national can get a temporary permit to work in Canada. (thestar.com)
  • Copies are then sent to the workers, who apply for work permits upon arrival in Canada. (thestar.com)
  • But when workers don't have access to paid sick leave, they more often than not show up to work to avoid losing pay and end up spreading diseases to coworkers, which reduces overall productivity and acts as a drag on the economy. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • If you are a non Canadian and want to travel to Canada to visit, study or work, you may need a visa. (immigration.ca)
  • A CUPW press release Monday issued in response to the latest provocations of Canada Post accused management of "aggressively trying to force postal workers out on a full-scale national strike in order to secure back-to-work legislation from the majority Conservative government. (wsws.org)
  • The Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy will help us expand the reach of our safety message to ensure every high school student in Manitoba hears about the importance of safe work. (cos-mag.com)
  • SAFE Work Manitoba worked with an advisory group, co-chaired by SAFE Workers of Tomorrow, to develop the Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy. (cos-mag.com)
  • As a teacher, I understand the need to educate our next generation of workers about their right to be safe at work,' said Brendan McManus, industrial arts teacher at Sanford Collegiate and advisory group member. (cos-mag.com)
  • The Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy will help give teachers tools they can use in the classroom to do this, such as online courses, resources and more, to help us spread the safe work message. (cos-mag.com)
  • SAFE Work Manitoba will implement the Young Worker Injury Prevention Strategy over the next three years. (cos-mag.com)
  • In Canada , workers' compensation play a significant role in financing physiotherapy care for people injured at work. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • On paper, this creates a situation where a cannabis store worker could be banned for using the pot that she is employed to sell - but not for actually selling it - but Saunders doesn't think it will work that way. (globalnews.ca)
  • Nobody likes to work [on farms] here in Canada. (goodfruit.com)
  • However, the proliferation of jobs in the construction and hospitality industries in British Columbia, often paying more than farm work, is providing competition for those workers. (goodfruit.com)
  • The acute labor shortage is being partially offset by the foreign worker program, but we need to find new ways of attracting, training, and retaining a domestic work force,' said association President Joe Sardinha. (goodfruit.com)
  • Public opinion research work conducted by the federal Finance Department last year suggests a great many people in their 30s and 40s don't expect the Canada Pension Plan to be of much help in their retirement. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • temporary
  • If you are a non Canadian and want to visit Canada for a temporary period, you may need a temporary resident visa (TRV). (immigration.ca)
  • In my opinion, years down the road there will be more casual or temporary workers than the older senior employees. (wsws.org)
  • million
  • This allowed H1N1 to spread into the workplace causing infections of some 7 million co-workers in the USA alone. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Data from 10 million hand hygiene events using electronic monitoring technology revealed for the first time that 9 out of 10 healthcare workers currently access hand sanitizer using only one dose from a dispenser, as reported in Deb Group's Hand Hygiene Blog. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Over 11 million Canadians have no workplace pension plan. (cupw.ca)
  • Internationally
  • So we've got a problem in Canada … Internationally, I'm going to guess there is the same situations in other countries. (financialpost.com)
  • The Linear No-Threshold model (LNT) is a risk model used internationally by most health agencies and nuclear regulators to set dose limits for workers and members of the public. (gc.ca)
  • provinces
  • We know there are local injured workers groups in most provinces and territories. (ciwa.ca)
  • This would immediately bring the bar up for hundreds of thousands of workers and show leadership that the provinces could be encouraged to follow. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • dignity
  • Being part of CIWA means that the fight for respect and dignity for injured workers takes on a National perspective, as the issues in each province and territory are tragically similar. (ciwa.ca)
  • Every Canadian deserves to retire in dignity with a decent retirement income, but many will not. (cupw.ca)
  • working conditions
  • It has been widely reported over the last few months that the Harper Conservatives want to attack the working conditions of public service workers by drastically weakening their sick leave provisions . (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Indeed, the Conservatives, led by Treasury Board president Tony Clement, are making every effort to foment animosity between these sets of workers --mostly with false claims relating to cost and absenteeism rates -- rather than striving to improve working conditions for all Canadians and prioritizing public health. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • The private sector has a much lower unionization rate than the public sector, meaning that workers bargain individually and therefore have far less power to negotiate fair working conditions for themselves. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • The inquiry had resulted in 18 recommendations to improve working conditions of farm workers. (hindustantimes.com)
  • voices
  • Strength in unity is the only way the voices of injured workers will be heard by government officials. (ciwa.ca)
  • employer
  • The principal may be deemed to be the employer of the contractors' workers if proper documentation has not been obtained. (cos-mag.com)
  • safety
  • We exist to support injured workers and improve the Occupational Health and Safety of workers across Canada. (ciwa.ca)
  • To improve the occupational health and safety of workers in Canada. (ciwa.ca)
  • The COS Safety Leader of the Year recognizes an individual who best exemplifies leadership and vision in the world of OHS in Canada. (cos-mag.com)
  • Last year, SAFE Workers of Tomorrow delivered workplace safety presentations to more than 44,000 high school students in our province,' said Peter Reimer, executive director, SAFE Workers of Tomorrow. (cos-mag.com)
  • Tactics will aim to educate and create safety awareness, reach out to all Manitobans about the role they can play to keep young workers safe, build and strengthen safety partnerships and achieve innovation through tools and resources. (cos-mag.com)
  • Unifor, the union representing more than 1,500 armoured car guards across Canada, applauds the findings of the occupational health and safety investigation into the 'All off' model employed by many companies in the armoured car industry. (cos-mag.com)
  • This is a tremendous step forward for the safety of all armoured car workers, this decision has the potential to save lives,' said Mike Armstrong, Unifor national staff representative and lead on armoured car industry matters. (cos-mag.com)
  • wages
  • The union softened its demands on cost-of-living increases, and wages for existing workers will remain frozen for the first three years. (reuters.com)
  • regardless
  • Governments can play a critical role in ensuring that all workers, regardless of whether they find themselves in the public or private sectors, and regardless of whether they are unionized or not, are treated with a minimum level of fairness. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • The workers' compensation system is set up to protect workers regardless of whether they were properly covered at the time of an accident. (cos-mag.com)
  • federal
  • Federal officials call it the 'modern-day slave trade' and warn of 'People for Sale in Canada' in a poster campaign in 17 languages, distributed through Canadian missions around the globe. (thestar.com)
  • Yet for all their talk about the economy, the Conservatives remain focused on attacking the negotiated sick leave provisions of federal public service workers, rather than introducing paid sick leave for all. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • Canadians involved in the cannabis economy are finding themselves hit with lifetime bans on entry to the U.S. for violating federal drug law. (thestar.com)
  • GM has already paid back $1.4 billion to the federal and Canadian governments. (caw.ca)
  • union
  • As reported, the union represents about 9,500 workers. (wsj.com)
  • If talks become deadlocked, however, the union was still threatening to call its first Canadian auto strike since 1996. (reuters.com)
  • The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) continued its policy of rotating strikes with one-day walkouts in 10 cities on Monday. (wsws.org)
  • The conference examined subjects such as the wage loss system, union attitudes and programs, and the programs available to injured workers not only in Canada, but also in West Germany and Australia. (ciwa.ca)
  • hire
  • The company that wants the workers must first show Service Canada it made a reasonable - but unsuccessful - effort to hire or train Canadians for the job. (thestar.com)
  • How can you ensure that the companies you hire are covering their workers and paying their premiums while protecting yourself from having to pay on their behalf? (cos-mag.com)
  • Just as it is important for you to cover your workers, it is also important to ensure that companies you hire are covering theirs. (cos-mag.com)
  • clinic
  • Because of these policies, treatments provided to compensated injured workers markedly differ from those provided to other patients receiving physiotherapy care at the same clinic. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Workers' compensation board policies such as reimbursement rates, end points for treatment and communication mechanisms, and clinic policies such as physiotherapists' remuneration schemes and restrictions on the choice of professionals had negative influences on care. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The clinic attracted 129 workers. (caw.ca)
  • lawyer
  • PGC's Catriona O'Kane asked Inna Koldorf, partner at Canadian national law firm Miller Thomson and leading employment lawyer, what her advice is on employing workers in Canada. (uk.com)
  • employee
  • As a result, the first thing that an organization should consider before hiring its first Canadian employee, is determine which province the employee will be working in. (uk.com)
  • An employee at a Canadian government-run infectious disease lab may have been exposed to Ebola, health officials said Tuesday. (fox6now.com)
  • There is no reason to believe the employee involved in Monday's incident was in contact with the bodily fluids of the infected pig, according to Rebecca Gilman, spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada. (fox6now.com)
  • marijuana
  • In addition to those who have used marijuana, Canadians who are involved with the cannabis economy have been labelled "inadmissible" because they are considered to be living off the profits of the drug trade. (thestar.com)
  • You're getting paid by your Canadian company which is making money through marijuana. (thestar.com)
  • It's a major reversal of a position announced in late September, when a CBP statement on marijuana legalization in Canada said that "as marijuana continues to be a controlled substance under United States law, working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in U.S. states where it is deemed legal or Canada may affect admissibility to the U.S. (globalnews.ca)
  • It now says that "a Canadian citizen working in or facilitating the proliferation of the legal marijuana industry in Canada, coming to the U.S. for reasons unrelated to the marijuana industry will generally be admissible to the U.S. (globalnews.ca)
  • The statement cautions that Canadians can still be banned at the border for trying to enter the U.S. for reasons related to the American marijuana industry. (globalnews.ca)
  • support
  • Other research suggests about two-thirds of Canadians support expanding CPP, with a majority of those respondents saying they would support a doubling of benefits and premiums, said Frank Graves, president of EKOS Research Associates. (huffingtonpost.ca)
  • retain
  • The labor committee also discussed labor sharing on small farms, improving worker conditions, and ways to attract more local workers and retain them from season to season. (goodfruit.com)
  • least
  • At least 800 workers are trafficked into Canada yearly, according to the RCMP. (thestar.com)
  • The organization will have to provide its Canadian employees with at least the minimum standards required. (uk.com)
  • Here they are, issuing statements that are vitally important to Canadians and the Canadian government, and you'd think the Canadian government would at least issue a press release and say 'Hey, it's not as bad as everyone was anticipating. (globalnews.ca)
  • Recruitment
  • Responding to accusations that Australia is effectively poaching Canadian workers through these expos - particularly in light of the decision to return and include Vancouver after coming to Canada twice last year - Mr. Merrick says the resource industry in general has among the most mobile workforces in the world, and that Canadian firms are every bit as involved in international recruitment campaigns as their Australian peers. (financialpost.com)
  • jobs
  • With cannabis legalization set to take effect in October, the industry could generate more than $7 billion in its first year, according to a recent report from Deloitte, with tens of thousands of Canadian jobs expected to be created as the cannabis market continues to grow. (thestar.com)
  • dose
  • Source: National Dose Registry (Health Canada) - Based on most recently published data. (gc.ca)
  • The CNSC regulates what licensees must do should they become aware that a worker has received a dose exceeding the regulatory dose limits . (gc.ca)
  • In Canada, the CNSC sets the dose limits for workers and the public. (gc.ca)
  • Licensees must use a licensed dosimetry service to measure doses when there is a reasonable probability that the effective annual dose to a nuclear energy worker (NEW) will exceed 5 millisieverts (mSv). (gc.ca)
  • healthcare
  • However, despite increasing efforts at implementing best practices in this field, some studies show that policies overseeing the organisation of care for injured workers can have perverse influences on healthcare providers' practices and can prevent workers from receiving the best care possible. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • In addition, Health Canada recommends that each hand sanitizing event should meet the standards of the Healthcare Personal Hand Wash (HCPHW) test which requires a 3 log reduction against the test organism, Escherichia coli. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Despite
  • Despite the best intentions in promoting evidence-based guidelines and procedures regarding rehabilitation care for injured workers, complex policy factors currently limit the application of these recommendations in practice. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Sandher said that despite the costs and paperwork associated with the seasonal worker program, he is pleased with the results. (goodfruit.com)