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Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

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Gatineau – The Government of Canada is committed to appointing highly qualified candidates to serve the best interests of Canadians. Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced three appointments to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Council of Governors: Gary O’Toole – appointed as a governor representing Nova Scotia for a term of four years Amir Raza – appointed …

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10 days of paid sick leave now in force 

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Gatineau – Last year, the Government of Canada committed to providing 10 days of paid sick leave for workers in the federally regulated private sector. Access to paid sick leave keeps workers safe while ensuring that they do not lose pay— because no one should have to choose between staying home when they’re sick or paying their bills. Minister of …

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Investments in Skills for Net-Zero Economy

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St. John’s, Newfoundland – Minister of Labour Seamus O’Regan met with Trades NL and the Ironworkers to highlight investments in the skills and education workers need for the jobs they want. We’re experiencing the largest transformation since the Industrial Revolution: the energy transition. As announced in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement, the Government of Canada is investing $250 million over five …

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Canada takes step toward making 10-day paid sick leave a reality

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Gatineau – No one should have to choose between staying home when they’re sick or being able to afford rent and groceries. However, as the pandemic has highlighted, too many Canadians have little or no access to paid sick leave. On December 17, 2021, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (Bill C-3) received Royal Assent. This …

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Protecting waters in & around Avalon Peninsula

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St. John’s – Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, announced more than $27 …

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Minister O’Regan discusses labour shortages, support for workers 

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Gatineau – Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., met virtually with provincial and territorial labour ministers to discuss priorities in workplaces across Canada and collaboration with all levels of government to better support workers. Minister O’Regan spoke with his counterparts about the changing labour market and the challenges that labour shortages are creating across all jurisdictions. He welcomed a presentation …

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110th Session of International Labour Conference

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Gatineau – The Government of Canada is committed to upholding human rights and international labour standards. Engagement with counterparts and stakeholders helps Canada to develop policy based on best practices around the world. Today, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., concluded his participation in the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The Minister took part in a …

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Investing in labour mobility to boost skilled trades

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Ottawa –  The Government of Canada is making targeted investments to create good jobs, grow our economy, and build towards a net-zero emissions future. Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., addressed the Canada’s Building Trades Unions Annual Conference in Ottawa. In his address, the Minister spoke about the Government of Canada’s support for workers in the skilled trades and construction …

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Recornising workplace harassment and violence

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Gatineau – All Canadians deserve a workplace free from harassment and violence. Recognizing that these behaviours persist, the Government of Canada continues to make significant investments to create safer, healthier and more supportive work environments for all federally regulated employees. Today, Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan Jr., announced the launch of the 2022 Call for Concepts for the Workplace Harassment and …

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Reducing employment barriers for Black Canadians 

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Gatineau – Diversity is Canada’s strength, and the Government of Canada is committed to creating more diverse and inclusive work environments where every Canadian has a fair and equal chance to reach their full potential. To mark the beginning of Black History Month, Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour, highlighted projects that aim to remove barriers to employment for members …