Labour leaders are calling on the federal and Ontario governments to take immediate steps to protect the health and safety of construction workers across Canada during the coronavirus pandemic. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) says there is no protocol for dealing with the pandemic on construction sites, including following the advice of health experts for hand hygiene and social distancing. >> Construction; COVID-19-related
Surging demand for critical products has created an immediate need for more workers, forcing some companies to alter normal hiring practices. >> Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related
COVID-19 is highlighting how much we depend on a whole constellation of ... humble occupations. Millions of so-called “low skill” workers are ... indispensable to our well-being, possibly even our survival. And unlike those of us who can work from home and make other adjustments to survive the lockdown, these workers can’t. They have to keep working: both to earn income (most wouldn’t even qualify for Employment Insurance), and to serve us. >> Driving-local delivery; Early childhood care and development; Restaurant; Retail; COVID-19-related
Feeding their children has become even more of a struggle for Edmonton refugees and newer Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic, say the advocates trying to help them... Financial assistance is on the way, the province says. This week the Alberta government unveiled a $60-million emergency fund that will be provided to help social services organizations respond to critical needs. >> COVID-19-related
The closure of many retailers, public spaces and services as the country self-isolates for the foreseeable future is putting so much pressure on those companies still operating that many say they have to hire to keep up. Companies Ltd.and Shoppers drug Mart are among those hiring. >> Pharmacy; Retail; Warehouse; COVID-19-related
Demand for home delivery is rising, and New Yorkers barricaded in their homes are leaning more and more on a largely immigrant work force. >> Driving-local delivery; COVID-19-related
The province is moving to introduce legislation to protect jobs and waive the necessity to provide medical notes for sick leave during the COVID-19 crisis. The proposed legislation would cover workers in isolation or quarantine and those who have to be away from the job to care for children because of school or daycare issues.>> COVID-19-related
Janitors are going into offices to battle the invisible germs that threaten public health, sometimes without adequate protection or information about what they are facing. So many, if not most, are immigrants. >> COVID-19-related.
What aid can you get if you’re sick or quarantined? Who is eligible for EI? What if I got laid off but I’m not sick or in quarantine? COVID-19 relief measures: For People; What if I run my own business and I’ve had to close down? How long will it take to be paid? >>COVID-19-related.
Who qualifies for EI? How do I apply? What if I don't qualify for EI? >> COVID-19-related