Cadillac Fairview: Merry Christmas, you're fired!
Cadillac Fairview: Merry Christmas, you're fired!
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Cadillac Fairview: Merry Christmas, you’re fired!

Cadillac Fairview makes a hefty profit as the owner and operator of malls and office buildings across the country. The company earned nearly $1 billion in profit last year alone. But Cadillac Fairview isn’t willing to pay fair wages to the cleaning staff. Just a few months before Christmas, 150 of them lost their jobs […]

December 21, 2013

Cadillac Fairview makes a hefty profit as the owner and operator of malls and office buildings across the country. The company earned nearly $1 billion in profit last year alone.

But Cadillac Fairview isn’t willing to pay fair wages to the cleaning staff. Just a few months before Christmas, 150 of them lost their jobs when Cadillac Fairview changed to a lower paying contractor at two of its buildings in Vancouver.

You see, Cadillac Fairview found a contractor who paid its cleaning staff $10.50 an hour with crappy benefits, instead of $12.50 an hour. This is Vancouver, where a living wage is pegged at $19.62 an hour.

Now, just a few days before Christmas, some of the cleaning staff, along with their union Unifor, were back at the Pacific Centre mall in Vancouver on Saturday to deliver a message to the Grinch, also known as Cadillac Fairview:

 

 

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No regs anytime soon, but tar sands workers to double by 2016: internal docs
No regs anytime soon, but tar sands workers to double by 2016: internal docs

No regs anytime soon, but tar sands workers to double by 2016: internal docs

The Conservative government is planning for double the number of workers at two large oil companies in the Athabasca tar sands area within just three years, internal records show. The news comes as Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed in an end-of-year interview with Global News on Thursday that his government is again delaying regulations for […]

December 20, 2013

The Conservative government is planning for double the number of workers at two large oil companies in the Athabasca tar sands area within just three years, internal records show.

The news comes as Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed in an end-of-year interview with Global News on Thursday that his government is again delaying regulations for the oil and gas sector to curb greenhouse gas emissions — pushing off the plan to reduce climate pollution to “over the…