More job cuts at Bombardier

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  Description: Bombardier will cut 1750 jobs. They cite international problems in Russia and China as major reasons for these cuts. A major burden of these job cuts will be felt at Bombardier’s Montreal office, where 1000 employees will be laid off. Source: CBC Date: May 14, 2015 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2667229488/ Questions for Discussion: 1…. Read more »

Wal-Mart spending $1 billion for pay increase

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Description: With support from CEO Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart has initiated a pay increase for its employees. Wal-Mart intends to spend $1 billion to support this pay increase, which will include increasing hourly pay to at least $9 by April and $10 by next February. Source: Business News Network Date: February 20, 2015 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/News/2015/2/20/How-Wal-Marts-CEO-came-to-support-a-1-Billion-pay-increase.aspx Questions… Read more »

Despite similar degree and experience, women still earn less in finance

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Description: The wage gap is still large for women employees in the finance sector. According to data collected by Bloomberg Business last year, women who graduated from business schools earned an average of US$21,872 less than male MBAs. Source: Financial Post Date: January 30, 2015 Link: http://business.financialpost.com/2015/01/30/same-job-same-performance-same-experience-same-degree-women-still-make-less-in-finance/ Questions for Discussion: Why is there still a… Read more »

Union challenges Air Canada’s move to reduce flight attendants on its flights

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Description: Air Canada, in line with other airlines such as WestJet, are going ahead with a policy of one flight attendant per 50 passengers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, with more than 7,000 Air Canada flight attendants, has challenged this decision at the Federal court. Source: BNN Date: August 08, 2014 Link:http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/8/8/Union-challenges-Air-Canadas-move-to-fewer-flight-attendants.aspx Questions for Discussion:… Read more »

Is there actually a skill shortage in Canada?

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Description: There are conflicting reports on whether Canada faces a skill shortage. While the Canadian government insists that there is severe shortage of skilled people in Canada, a recent TD report rebuffs that claim. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 22, 2013 Video Link:  http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2413451599/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Do you agree with the government or the TD… Read more »

Youth and unions

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Description: Youths are turned off by unions. Despite the fact that young people receive low wages with little or no benefits, they seems less interested in promoting unions. Source: CBC Date: Oct. 09, 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2411422768/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: What are some of the reasons why today’s youth are not interested in unions? How… Read more »

Reasons to keep working in retirement

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Description: Andrew Allentuck discusses five reasons why people need to keep working in retirement. It is evident that more Canadians are unsure whether they’ll save enough to cover their living expenses when they reach their retirement age of 65. It seems working beyond retirement age is fast becoming a new reality. Source: Financial Post Date:… Read more »

CEO turnover highest in three years

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Description: A recent U.S. report finds that CEO turnover at U.S. companies is at its highest in the last three years with nearly 128 CEOs announcing their departures in the month of July alone. This represented a 54% increase over the same time last year. Source: Financial Post Date: August 7, 2013 Text Link:  http://business.financialpost.com/2013/08/07/ceo-turnover-highest-in-three-years-says-report/… Read more »