Rights and labour standards

Rights and labour standards

Work Overload in the Health Sector – Some Solutions

The FSSS-CSN in April launched a campaign to urge the government to invest in order to resolve the problem of overworked employees in the health and social services sector. What solutions have been put forward? “For all employment categories in the field, the situation in CHSLDs is more than disturbing. There is an alarming lack […]


Rights and labour standards

Fired in an cavalier way? What happens next?

There are tons of stories of getting fired offhandedly. When this situation happens to us, we can ask ourselves what is our recourse and how far can businesses go. Exploring the issue. Regardless of individual or massive layoffs, it is always possible to do it by the book. But what are these concrete rules? Golden […]


Rights and labour standards

Use of electronic cigarettes at work coming to an end?

Use of electronic cigarettes at work – The Heart and Stroke Foundation recently appealed to the federal government to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes in public and work places. Without clear regulations across Canada, several municipalities, provinces and institutions have taken action on their own. Electronic cigarettes remain a gray area in Canada. So […]


Rights and labour standards

Nova-Scotia: Spotlight on Work-related Chronic Pain

Spotlight on work-related chronic pain On the occasion of Healthy Workplace Month, designed to prevent workplace accidents and work-related chronic pain, Hrjob.ca decided to look into the case of Nova Scotia. The province is experiencing difficulty managing occupational diseases. According to the current provincial law on compensation for workplace accidents, chronic pain is not eligible […]


Rights and labour standards

Burn-In: Presenteeism at Work, Prelude to Burn-Out

The prelude to burn-out: burn-in! Burn-In. Presenteeism at work constitutes one of the main concerns of Canadian companies with more than 250 employees, showed a recent survey by Watson Wyatt Canada, which places this phenomenon in 7th place of employer concerns. Placed at the very top, just above an aging workforce, is workers mental health. Yet […]


Rights and labour standards

20 % Rise of Work-Related Deaths in Quebec

Rise in work-related deaths The Federation of workers of Quebec (FTQ) finds the 20% rise of work-related deaths in 2005 alarming compared to the two previous years. The number has increased from 175 to 225 in two years. If an employer, by action or omission, behaves in a way that seriously and directly compromises the […]


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