Highlights / employees


Extreme pay disparities grow

A new report suggests the average Canadian employee will have to work full time for a year to earn what a top CEO makes before noon on January 2. The report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that »


Email incivility affects work and partners too: study

A new study shows that frequent rude or ill-timed emails negatively affect employees and can affect their partners. A survey of 167 dual-earner couples shows that when employees get a greater number of emails that are nasty in tone or »


Vacation time taken by only one in three Canadians workers

Most Canadians get two weeks’ vacation per year, perhaps more as they gain seniority, but only one in three actually takes it, according to a survey by the payroll management company, ADP Canada. Another 28 per cent report taking less »


Younger workers more likely to be late

Only two per cent of Canadian chief financial officers (CFOs) accept worker being late only if productivity doesn’t suffer, according for a survey for Accountemps, a specialized staffing service. Sixty-five per cent of respondents said coming in late is okay »

Economy, Society

Canada Post: some contract progress, no delivery stoppage (yet)

Last week the federal agency responsible for mail delivery in Canada announced there was no progress in contract talks with the 50,000 strong Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).  It issued a 72-hour lock-out notice and could lock workers out »


Telecom fined $1.25M for fake online reviews

Canada’s Competition Bureau has fined BCE Inc. $1.25-million because staffers wrote glowing online reviews of its products and services without revealing they were employees. A law to maintain and encourage competition among businesses came into effect in Canada in 1986. »