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Can employers publicize terminations via social media? Dallas’ police chief says yes

In the name of transparency and building public confidence in the local police force, Dallas police chief David O. Brown has begun posting announcements of staff terminations and demotions on the social networking services Twitter and Facebook. Chief Brown is surely blazing a trail with the controversial practice, but it remains to be seen whether others will follow—or if it’s even legal…

 

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Tense union negotiations the new norm?

It’s easy to see that that role of workers’ unions is changing, and unions no longer have the respect or power they once had. A couple of recent events in Ontario make that increasingly clear. Is this just how union relations work in the globalized and unsettled economy? Are unionized workers’ demands too great for these austere times?

 

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Is some form of intervention required in order to address the issue of long-term joblessness?

I read an interesting article that was quite discouraging. Unfortunately, it has been found that more Canadians are remaining jobless for longer periods of time. We are not just talking about workers in the manufacturing sector here; apparently, significant numbers of Canadians have lost their jobs and are experiencing long-term unemployment in areas such as accounting, executive work and education. Also, employment of factory workers is at a 30-year low.

 

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