Unifor Metro workers reach tentative deal

Press Release Unifor members of Local 414 have reached a tentative agreement with Metro grocery stores. The new contract covers approximately 4,000 workers at 27 locations across Ontario. “We’re pleased that we were able to make significant gains for our members in this agreement,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “With the claw back of […]

Better Data, Better Summer: Smart use of smart tech can help maximize your restaurant’s seasonal revenue

By David Hopkins The technology landscape is rapidly changing underneath restaurateurs’ feet, and with that shift comes a number of opportunities to not only improve their guest experience, but also their bottom line. Restaurateurs’ physical landscapes have expanded too, if only temporarily. Patios bring more seats, more people and more chances to make money — […]

Foodora couriers announce plans to join Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Press Release Foodora bike and car couriers announced their plans to unionize with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Foodora is an international, app-based company that facilitates online food ordering and delivery. They have operations in cities across Canada, with Toronto being their largest Canadian market. Foodora charges restaurants 30 percent per order and only pays their […]

Today: Apply for a job at McDonald’s with “Snapplications”

Press Release McDonald’s will be the first brand in Canada to launch “Snapplications,” a one-day virtual hiring event that will allow millions of job seekers to instantly apply for a career at McDonald’s restaurants through the Snapchat app. Today, Snapchat users can find a unique lens that enables them to film a 30-second video capturing why they […]

FCL’s Calgary distribution centre employees ratify new two-tier agreement

Press Release On Monday, Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) reached a new four-year agreement with employees at two Calgary distribution centres. More than 330 Home and Building Solutions Distribution Centre and Food Distribution Centre employees represented by Teamsters Local 987 voted 66 per cent in favour of accepting FCL’s latest offer. The agreement includes the introduction of a […]

Ontario Conservatives move to freeze minimum wage at $14, repeal other labour reforms

By Gregory Furgala The Ontario government today tabled legislation that will hold the province’s minimum wage at $14 per hour, rolling back legislation that would have increased it to $15 per hour on January 1, 2019. Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, repeals several of the Wynne government’s labour reforms. In addition to freezing minimum […]

High-Tech Hardware: Cutting kitchen costs with top-of-the-line gear

By Gregory Furgala Take creme anglaise. It takes just sugar, egg yolks and milk to prepare the smooth, versatile custard, but making it demands constant attention. The yolks need to be beaten with the sugar and tempered, then gently heated and constantly stirred. For argument’s sake, let’s say it takes a cook 30 minutes to prepare (and […]

Restaurant lobby calls for rollback of labour reforms introduced by Better Jobs Act

Press Release Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) joins the Ontario Chamber of Commerce call for the immediate repeal of labour reforms introduced by the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act 2017. FBO members have cited concerns similar to other Ontario businesses that the reforms made by the previous government were done too quickly and without adequate consultation on how it aligns with Ontario’s aspirations […]

7shifts secures US$3.5 million in funding to advance scheduling and communication for restaurants

Press release Tandem Capital and Relay Ventures lead the investment in 7shifts, which tripled revenue in 12 months, and in six months doubled the monthly shifts scheduled to two million 7shifts, which is working to transform scheduling, communication, and labor-cost control for more than one million restaurants in North America, has announced that it has secured US$3.5 […]