Why your options may be limited if your employer wants you back in the workplace

The pandemic necessity of doing your job away from the workplace is ending as restrictions and mandates ease and employers refocus on getting people back to in-person work. While employers can wind down temporary measures, they should also consider how the work environment has changed since COVID-19 took hold early in 2020, that flexible arrangements have proved to be possible, […]

Movers arrested after investigation; Air Canada cancels dozens of daily flights: CBC’s Marketplace cheat sheet

Miss something this week? Don’t panic. CBC’s Marketplace has rounded up the consumer and health news you need. Want this in your inbox? Get the Marketplace newsletter every friday. After Marketplace investigated these movers, the police investigated. Now they’ve been arrested Following an undercover Marketplace investigation into a group of national moving companies accused of deceptive pricing, Toronto police have […]

US inflation may have peaked as consumer spending slows in May

US consumer spending rose less than expected in May as motor vehicles remained scarce, while higher prices forced cutbacks on purchases of other goods, another sign that the rebound in economic growth early in the second quarter was losing steam. Though the report from the Commerce Department on Thursday suggested inflation had probably peaked, price pressures remained strong enough to […]

Summer of labor unrest expected as inflation soars and contracts run out

Canada could face a summer of strikes and other labor disruptions as workers demand cost-of-living increases and better conditions than those seen throughout the past two years of the pandemic, say union officials and other observers. Hundreds of thousands of health and education workers are among those whose unions and employers will be at the bargaining table over the coming […]