Coronavirus: Should food processing workers get vaccine priority?

As the COVID-19 crisis edges into a second year, the food processing industry wants provinces to include plant workers in the next phase of vaccinations. After a two-week shutdown, the … Read More

Should all seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine before essential workers?

With access to COVID-19 vaccines slowly expanding across Canada, some experts are emphasizing that age should be the main priority, even over some essential workers. The director of geriatrics at … Read More

Report finds Alberta left millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 funds ‘on the table’

The Alberta government failed to access more than $300 million in available federal supports for things like long-term care and low-wage essential worker top-ups amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to … Read More

‘Precarious work is a health hazard’: When staying home isn’t an option

Stay home. This has been one of the driving messages we’ve heard throughout the pandemic to combat the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the Ontario government’s stay-at-home order came into … Read More

Coronavirus: Grocery store workers should be ‘properly’ paid, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said grocery store employees should be “properly supported and paid” during the coronavirus pandemic. “The people who step up in the midst of the … Read More

Grocery giants called to testify before MPs over ending employee wage top-ups for COVID-19

Three Canadian grocery giants that pulled out of a temporary wage top-up program for frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic have been called to explain their decision to MPs. In … Read More

Outbreak of COVID-19 reported at Quebec daycares for essential workers: Ministry of Education

A Rosemont school that was operating as a daycare for essential workers has been forced to close its doors for two weeks, after two children from the same family tested … Read More

Wage boosts for essential workers should last beyond COVID-19 pandemic: union leaders

Union leaders across the country applauded the federal government on Thursday for contributing up to $3 billion to help boost wages for essential workers across the country in the COVID-19 … Read More

Pinterest