Unionized Workers & Employment Rights

Employees form unions to bargain collectively for various financial benefits and other rights. One right given to unionized workers is the right to protest or “grieve” employment conflicts that may arise in the workplace. The overall terms of employment are found in a contract called a “collective agreement”.  One right which is given up by […]

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Employer Shuts Down: Unpaid Wages in the Hundreds of Thousands

Addiction Canada, a group of addiction treatment centres in Alberta and Ontario, is closing in the wake of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages claims as well as criminal charges brought against the owner. Employees of Addiction Canada (and its previous iteration, Vita Novus Inc.) have alleged that more than $500,000 in unpaid wages […]

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