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Thank A Medical Technologist

This is National Medical Laboratory Week. Karim Bhallo, president of the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists, is urging Ontarians to acknowledge the work of his…



A snowy Queen's Park is seen in this file photo from 20 December 2016.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Salaries Bloated Under Wynne

(TORONTO, ON) – While the province has just released its so-called Sunshine List, the names and earnings of all civil servants who earn more than…



Workers at the Canadian Hearing Society were forced to strike on 8 March 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Hearing Society Negotiations Resume

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Canadian Hearing Society and its Union, CUPE local 2073, are back at the negotiating table for the first time since pickets…


The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit building at Ouellette Avenue and Erie Street West in Windsor is seen in this file photo from 6 February 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Long Term Care A Prime Concern

(WINDSOR, ON) – A new poll commissioned by labour union CLAC, and conducted by Ipsos, is said to have found widespread concern among Ontarians about…



A wine display at a LCBO outlet is seen in this file photo from 14 February 2017.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Union Promotes LCBO Beer Buying

(WINDSOR, ON) – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, has blasted what he calls failed Liberal and Conservative policies…


The Jean Machine storefront at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto.Photo courtesy of The New Retail.ca

Jean Machine Sold

(WINDSOR, ON) – It appears Devonshire Mall’s Jean Machine, the local operation of a retail denim fashion merchant with 30 Ontario locations, has been picked…


A T&T Salvage Inc. diver, wearing a positive pressure dive suit, is inspected by his coworkers prior to conducting dive operations for the Argo response in Lake Erie, 24 November 2015. Divers conducting operations during the Argo response are required to wear specialized dive suits designed for the utmost safety to the diver while ensuring flexibility, ease of decontamination, and chemical resistance.Photo courtesy of US Coast Guard and Edward Primeau.

Insecure Work Causes Stress

(WINDSOR, ON) – A new report links stress, caused by insecure work, to the mental and physical health of Ontario’s precarious workers. Precarious work is…