UNIQLO workers at Toronto Eaton Centre move to unionize

UNIQLO workers at Toronto Eaton Centre move to unionize

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2017 /CNW/ – UNIQLO employees at the Toronto Eaton Centre are eager to form a union after filing an application this week with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB). The OLRB WILL oversee a vote in the workplace on Tuesday August 22, 2017.

UNIQLO opened its first Canadian location in September 2016 to much fanfare. But the workers at their flagship Eaton Centre store complain of stressful and unfair working conditions that have resulted in extremely high turnover.

There are presently 169 employees at the 27,400 square foot UNIQLO store in the Toronto Eaton Centre. Workers say the store has struggled to retain employees due to exhausting hours and scheduling requirements.

“UNIQLO workers have decided to form a union in order to improve their working conditions,” says Jas Randhawa, organizer with Workers United Canada Council. “The workers want fair shifts and breaks, they want labour laws to be followed, and they want respect from their management.”

“Employers and society as a whole should respect the labour of retail workers,” says Chi Cheng Wat, a worker and union advocate at the Toronto Eaton Centre UNIQLO. “It’s hard work. We work long hours doing physically and emotionally draining tasks. One second we are getting yelled at by our manager for not working fast enough and then the next second we have to smile and service customers. But we as retail workers have to respect ourselves first. That’s why we’ve decided to form a union.” 

UNIQLO currently has two locations in Toronto and will be opening their third Canadian location in Burnaby, British Columbia this fall. UNIQLO’s parent company Fast Retailing Co. is currently prioritizing growth in new global markets, with Canada as an important focus, due to slower growth at home.

SOURCE Workers United Canada Council

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Full Time Job From A Summer Gig As Explained By National Debt Relief

Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2017

A financially rewarding full time job can come from a humble summer gig and National Debt Relief shares some important tips about it. The article titled “How To Turn A Summer Gig Into A Full Time Job” released August 17, 2017 explains how people looking for some financial stability can take advantage of a summer gig.

The article starts off by pointing out that summer is one of those seasons where people can earn some extra cash getting a side hustle especially students. However, not a lot of people see their summer gigs more than just a temporary cash source. Truth to the matter is that it can be more than just that. It can be a source of a full time job.

The article explains that one of the things to do to help convert that summer job to a rewarding full time gig is for people to try and stand out in a good way. This means trying to accomplish over and above what the job requires. This shows commitment to the job and will help people excel at their post.

The article shares as well that it is a good idea that people treat their summer job as if it was an interview for a full time job. It is a good idea for young people to use this opportunity to highlight their skills to the organization. As they do this, it gives employers a glimpse of what they can do if they are taken in full time.

It also helps people to be the one to let their intentions known early on. Employers need to know early as this gives them the chance to make some arrangements with management to accommodate transitions of employees to a full time post. With this, people need to be sure that the company is a good fit for them culturally and that the position they would receive would be in line with their skills, capabilities, and career goals.

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The Gillespie Group and Mohawk® Carpeting Bring New Vitality to an Assisted Living Facility

Dayton, NJ (PRWEB) August 19, 2017

Parker at Stonegate, an assisted living residence in Highland Park, NJ, is a diverse community of over 1,000 passionate employees, caregivers, volunteers, thought leaders, researchers, educators and partners leading the way in services to the aging. After Parker at Stonegate changed ownership, it was time to refresh the carpeting with the goal of maintaining the same precise colors and style, as residents had become comfortable with the existing look and feel. Parker management chose The Gillespie Group, a NJ-based commercial flooring company with extensive experience in assisted living and multi-unit residential facilities and communities.

An important requirement of the project was that our residents’ activities and daily schedules would be uninterrupted during both removal and installation of carpeting.

An exact replacement to the existing Mohawk® carpeting was required, to fit the Parker’s overall visual style, and to match the feel and texture that residents were accustomed to. As a Mohawk-certified installer for many years, The Gillespie Group was well acquainted with the brand and its performance characteristics.

Melissa Senatore, District Sales Representative for The Gillespie Group commented, “Going into the project, it was clear that matching the aesthetic appearance, and working around the residents’ schedules were the primary goals. We’re quite familiar with the Mohawk product line, and were confident that we could accurately match the existing style.”

Mohawk SmartStrand® Forever Clean was installed on second and third floors of the Parker. As a focal point for many main gathering rooms and hallways, it provided a refreshed, clean appearance to the interior. The carpet is superior for unbeatable spill protection, permanent stain resistance, long-lasting durability and luxurious softness. Senatore noted, “We have used Mohawk carpeting for numerous projects to date, and always with great customer feedback. They really love the look, texture, and durability.”

Gillespie developed a logistics plan with Parker’s management to address the important issues: the work schedule had to revolve around the minimal disruption of activities for the residents, and address the technical challenges of custom fitting the replacement carpet to the existing layout. It involved precise cutting, measuring and had to map exactly to the colors and borders.

First, the existing carpeting had to be removed. Next, the full replacement installation had to be completed in two-and-a-half weeks. “We welcomed the technical challenge and opportunity to give the Parker a refreshed look,” added Senatore.

The carpeting installation was completed on time to wonderful reviews. The Gillespie Group truly partnered with Parker at Stonegate’s management, staff and residents for the installation; they worked hand-in-hand. They put the residents’ minds at ease, and didn’t disrupt their routines or schedules. Their expertise, manner, and customer service impressed all involved.

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About The Gillespie Group

The Gillespie Group, with headquarters in Dayton, NJ, has been a family-owned New Jersey-based business since it was founded in 1985. A leading nationwide commercial flooring and carpet company, The Gillespie Group offers a unique combination of consultation, product knowledge, industry experience, technical expertise, responsive service, and proven reliability. All company representatives have a deep knowledge of carpet and flooring materials and their performance characteristics. The company offers one of the strongest carpet warranties in the industry. The Gillespie Group team of expert technicians and installers are trained and certified by major manufacturers to ensure the highest quality workmanship. For more information on The Gillespie Group, please visit: http://www.thegillespiegroup.com.

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