Union in talks to get Goodwill employees back to work

The union representing Goodwill employees says it's doing everything it can to get about 430 workers back on the job.

See Full Article

Artan Milaj, the vice-president of the Canadian Airport Workers, said he's been in constant talks with the charity organization after it abruptly closed 26 stores and donation centres on Sunday. The sites remained closed on Monday.

"We are going back and forth with (Goodwill)," he said Monday morning. "We're in talks constantly to see what can be done and return those workers as soon as possible to work."

Employees across the province were surprised when Goodwill shuttered the stores Sunday with no notice. The charity cited a "cash flow crisis" as the reason for the sudden closures. Two offices have also been shuttered.

In a statement, Goodwill Industries CEO Keiko Nakamura called the closures a "fluid situation," and said the company will explore a variety of options to continue its decades-long mission.

Nakamura is the former CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation. She was fired from her position in 2011 following a spending and expense scandal at the corporation.



Advertisements

Latest Canada & World News

  • Judge to decide if N.B. cops to face manslaughter trial

    Canada News CTV News
    BATHURST, N.B. - A New Brunswick judge is expected to decide today if two Bathurst police officers will stand trial in the shooting death of a Tracadie businessman two years ago. Const. Patrick Bulger and Const. Source
  • Shooting of two Indian men in Kansas bar sends shock waves in India

    World News CTV News
    HYDERABAD, India - The shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves through their hometowns, and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in investigation into the crime. Source
  • A look at chemical weapons North Korea possesses

    World News CTV News
    SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war. Source
  • Banned chemical weapon VX is a potent killer

    World News CTV News
    The banned chemical weapon VX is considered by some experts to be the nastiest of the nasty nerve agents known to exist. With a consistency similar to motor oil, it lingers for long periods in the environment and even a tiny amount causes victims' bodies to flood with fluids, producing a feeling of drowning before death. Source
  • Refugees crossing U.S. border heading to Toronto, agencies say

    Canada News CBC News
    Many of the asylum seekers crossing the Canadian border in places like Manitoba and Quebec will wind up in Toronto, say those who care for refugees. Those who run shelters or provide medical care for newcomers say they're keeping a close eye on the situation, as more and more people leave the U.S. Source
  • Trudeau's Privy Council Office budget the highest in a decade

    Canada News CBC News
    The budget for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Privy Council Office is set to rise by 20 per cent this year, making it one of the largest budgets for the office in a decade. According to spending estimates tabled in the House of Commons Thursday, the budget for the Privy Council Office will jump to $144.9 million for the coming fiscal year from $120.7 million. Source
  • Plenty of budget remedies offered as Liberals prepare prescription for ailing economy: Chris Hall

    Canada News CBC News
    It's that time of year again when everyone connected with politics starts looking at what could be, or more precisely, what should be in the federal budget. It's the Ottawa equivalent of sharing home remedies for the common cold. Source
  • Toronto Public Health concerned new anti-HIV drug could contribute to spread of other STDs

    Canada News CBC News
    Researchers call it a miracle drug: one blue pill, taken every day, that can reduce the risk of contracting HIV by almost 90 per cent. But one year after it was approved by Health Canada, Toronto Public Health is concerned PrEP provides a false sense of invincibility for some users that could contribute to the city's rising rates for other sexually transmitted diseases. Source
  • Denis Villeneuve is Hollywood's new (Canadian) king of sci-fi

    Canada News CBC News
    Director Denis Villeneuve feels lucky. Not only has his film Arrival brought him to the Oscars for the second time, but he's currently hard at work on the sequel to Blade Runner. It's the kind of sci-fi epic Villeneuve could only have dreamt of growing up in the small Quebec town of Gentilly on the St. Source
  • 5 things to know about illegal border crossings into Canada

    Canada News CBC News
    Why are people illegally crossing the border into Canada? The promised travel ban and immigration crackdown by U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be prompting many to head north. This week the UN refugee agency's representative in Canada, Jean-Nicolas Beuze, visited the crossing at Lacolle, Que. Source