Canada Labor Code Changes Have Taken Effect

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​Canadians working in the federal sector have said for years that federal labor standards lag far behind provincial legislation that covers working conditions, paid holidays, breaks, leaves of absence and wages. But now that’s changed.

New amendments to the Canada Labor Code—which took effect on Sept. 1—affect approximately 18,000 federally regulated employers and 900,000 of their workers. The amendments impact employees who work in rail, aviation and shipping companies that move goods and people across borders. These changes also apply to those working in the government, banking and telecommunications sectors. Approximately 6 percent of Canada’s working population is under federal jurisdiction.

“If all existing reforms are implemented, this…



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Credit to Catherine Skrzypinski for the original post.

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