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Two health-care workers arrive at a walk-in COVID-19 test clinic in Montréal on March 23, 2020. Unionized nurses are among those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Coronavirus crisis poses risks and opportunities for unions

Nurses, cleaners, grocery store clerks and other unionized workers have been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. They should emerge from it with a greater level of respect.
Employees want their companies to be genuine in their embrace of corporate social responsibility, and have no appetite for self-serving efforts. (Unsplash)

Employees want genuine corporate social responsibility, not greenwashing

Even if employees don’t care about a particular cause to begin with, they will react positively or negatively to the reason they believe their organization is choosing to engage in that cause.
Striking CN rail members are seen outside the Mclean Rail Yard in North Vancouver on Nov. 20, 2019. Confidential RCMP documents reveal how involved corporations are when faced with disruptions to “business as usual” and how federal agencies should respond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Why government and industry want us to view the CN Rail strike as a security risk

Internal documents reveal how police and government respond to protests or labour disputes that are framed as threats to national security, and how heavily corporations are involved.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) members stand on picket line in Halifax in October 2018 after a call for a series of rotating 24-hour strikes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ted Pritchard

Back-to-work legislation may come back to haunt Justin Trudeau

Ordering Canada's postal workers back on the job may hurt Justin Trudeau. CUPW could direct its anger directly at the Trudeau Liberals ahead of the 2019 federal election.
Canada Post workers walk the picket line during a rotating strike in Halifax on Nov. 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Is back-to-work legislation unconstitutional?

Ottawa has ordered postal workers back on the job, but is it constitutional? We should be circumspect about intervening in the bargaining process and skeptical about claims it's in the public good.
Bedding in. Have we set a dangerous new precedent for work/life balance? Joselito Tagarao

How to fix work-life balance for constantly connected millennials

When workers are living their lives online, it's hard to see the joins between home and office. So how can employers answer the growing desire to seprate the seemingly inseparable?

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