Workers push back against hospitals requiring COVID vaccines

Protesters wave at cars that honk at them to support the protest against Houston Methodist Hospital system’s rule of firing any employee who is not immunized by Monday, June 7, 2021, at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital in Baytown, Texas. Houston Methodist staff who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine so far and their supporters participated in […]

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What COVID-19 vaccine policies could look like at Manitoba workplaces

Michael D’Alimonte Videojournalist/Weekend Producer@MDAlimonte Contact Published Monday, May 17, 2021 4:51PM CST WINNIPEG — Most Manitobans, outside of essential frontline workers, are still working remotely from home. But some workers are already wondering: Will I need to be vaccinated before coming back to the office? While no formal mandatory vaccine policies have been implemented by […]

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Manitoba proposes income-support stream for disabled applicants

By: Larry KuschPosted: 7:34 AM CDT Monday, Apr. 26, 2021 Bill 72 would remove the need for people to continually prove that they are still impacted by their disability, says Families Minister Rochelle Squires.(Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press files) The Progressive Conservative government has introduced legislation that would create a new income-support program for people with […]

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Premier, health minister provide update on vaccinations for Alberta’s 15,000 meat-packing workers

Health Minister Tyler Shandro to provide more details later on Monday. Premier Jason Kenney and Health Minister Tyler Shandro share an update on Alberta’s vaccination distribution plans. Alberta’s plans to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to about 15,000 workers at meat-packing plants across the province will start this week, provincial Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Monday. The Alberta […]

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Ontario to (finally) pull the plug on fax machines in public service

Seen as obsolete by many, faxes remain stubbornly common, especially in health care Thomas Daigle · CBC News · Posted: Mar 19, 2021 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: March 21 Ontario intends to phase out telephone line fax machines from the public service by the end of 2021. (junpiiiiiiiiiii/Shutterstock ) For the generation comfortable […]

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