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  • Photo: "104:365 - a little justice" by orangesparrow is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Do you assume that a union means greater protection for workers?  Sometimes this is certainly true.  In many cases, however, it is not.   When a union fails to file a grievance on behalf of a unionized worker, or fails to pursue...

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  • Photo: "1984 & Animal Farm" by paul breen is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Labour day is an occasion to consider the plight of unionized workers. George Orwell, in Animal Farm, wrote about hard working farm animals who were treated badly.  Having had enough, they overthrew the humans.  They took over the farm, and renamed it...

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There is no doubt about it. Losing your job sucks. It can be one of life’s major turning points. Courts acknowledge that it is normal to feel a certain amount of distress and hurt feelings when losing one’s job.  Sometimes, though, an...

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  • Photo: "sshhh. dont say it! the x-word is the un-word of the day. and tomorrow!" by pieceoplastic is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
How many times have you heard it?   You ask for important information on wait lists to get into a desired program: how many people are on the wait list? How many in a certain category?  You ask for certain information about...

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The Supreme Court of Canada recently declined to hear an interesting case that considered whether a parent had discriminated in a babysitting ad. The case arose from an ad posted on Kijiji by a mother looking for a babysitter to take...

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  • Photo: Basket of colorful handcrafted dyed Easter eggs outdoors on the grass with one laid off to the side viewed high angle with copy space
Following the Easter long weekend, some employees may be receiving a little more cash this payday. British Columbia and Saskatchewan have more statutory holidays than the other provinces, with 10 each.  However, we honour fewer public holidays than are observed in...

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