Canadian Labour Institute

Type: Article

Aug 7, 2018
ESTHER BRAKE IS LOVIN’ IT. McDonald’s not so much. The fast food giant will have to pay Esther $100,000 by an order of the Supreme Court of Ontario made on May 23, 2017. “I’m on top of the world,” said Esther. “It means everything to me. I’m very, very happy that the courts took the time to listen...
Aug 3, 2018
GETTING A CHANCE TO PLAY JUST ISN’T ENOUGH. Even though the owners of the 60 teams in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) say it should be. More and more of their teenage players don’t agree. More and more are acting to change how they are treated. Action by players includes an ongoing class action...
Aug 2, 2018
WHEN IS AN AMERICAN WORTH MORE THAN A CANADIAN? When he works digging coal in Cape Breton. Then he’s worth more than twice as much. American-owned Kameron Coal offered high salaries, bonuses and benefits in its Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton—but only for American workers. The company misused the...
Aug 1, 2018
BARS ARE A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT, BUT YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO WORK THERE. That’s the story all across Canada. It's certain the work in bars and restaurants will be hard. Everything else about the work is uncertain: hours are erratic, pay unpredictable, working conditions stressful, management...