If there is no provision in the collective agreement, an employer may not unilaterally impose a mandatory, random and unannounced alcohol screening test. This is the decision just rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Local 30 vs. Irving Pulp & Paper.
Finding a job the suits our expectations is more difficult for young people and seniors. At least this is what a great majority of Canadian workers think as interviewed by the last Workmonitor survey conducted by Randstad.
Over the last twenty years, the proportion of women in managerial or executive positions has not really changed in Canada. Still confronted with attitudes, preferences and prejudices, Canadian women remain outside career advancement opportunities. This is what a survey conducted by the Conference Board of Canada found, conducted among 876 women and men across the country.
The Deloitte study Widening the circle: Increasing opportunities for Aboriginal people in the workplace, released last week, makes 10 recommendations to facilitate integration of Aboriginal people into the company.
The OECD has undertaken a study on the professional differences between men and women. In addition to the usual wage gaps and the difficulties for women to have access to higher positions in the company, it showed that maternity could have a negative impact on a career.
Projects to complete, demands for customer deliveries, reduced workforce during holiday periods... There are many motivations to accumulate overtime hours. However, be careful not to abuse them! Subject to regulation, overtime hours are sometimes practised a little too freely by companies on the edge being legal. And employees are not fooled, according to a study by the Kronos Institute.