Organizations

Medexus Provides a Business Update and Outlines Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 12:30pm

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic and, as the crisis deepens in North America, Medexus is actively assessing and responding where possible to its potential impact on the Companys business.

Key Points: 
  • The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a pandemic and, as the crisis deepens in North America, Medexus is actively assessing and responding where possible to its potential impact on the Companys business.
  • The welfare and safety of Medexus personnel and the individuals with which the business interacts is a key priority for the Company.
  • Medexus has taken prudent steps in accordance with its business continuity procedures to help reduce the spread of the virus and to support and protect the health of its employees, partners and customers.
  • Ken dEntremont further commented: We continue to conduct business as usual to the extent possible despite the global situation.

Unifor leading call for retail worker protections and wage premiums

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:00am

The union's advocacy efforts for adequate protective gear, wage premiums, and sick leave benefit improvements have created a ripple effect across the country.

Key Points: 
  • The union's advocacy efforts for adequate protective gear, wage premiums, and sick leave benefit improvements have created a ripple effect across the country.
  • Unifor members working for Rexall were the first to receive wage premiums and shortly thereafter Unifor worked with Loblaw and Metro who announced similar initiatives.
  • Now, more than 15,000 Unifor retail workers will receive a $2 dollar wage premium and enhanced health and safety protocol for front-line staff.
  • Unifor encourages all employers choosing to remain open to follow suit and provide workers with wage premiums and appropriate health and safety measures.

Amicus Therapeutics Confirms Business Continuity, 2020 Strategic Priorities and Announces Proactive Efforts to Support Public Health Initiatives, Patients & Employees

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 11:00am

Amicus is aligned with public health strategies designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect our global workforce.

Key Points: 
  • Amicus is aligned with public health strategies designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect our global workforce.
  • In addition to instituting social distancing efforts, the Company mandated a work from home policy for all global Amicus offices as of March 12, 2020.
  • Amicus is focused on ensuring the health and wellbeing of its global workforce and maintaining the safety of all our employees across the globe.
  • The Amicus Cares internal initiative was launched last week to respond to the needs of employees during this unprecedented global health crisis.

Unifor shocked by Co-op rejection of independent mediator's recommendations

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 10:24pm

REGINA, March 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is shocked that Federated Co-op has rejected the recommendations of the independent mediator and is using the COVID-19 crisis to leverage even more concessions from oil & gas workers.

Key Points: 
  • REGINA, March 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is shocked that Federated Co-op has rejected the recommendations of the independent mediator and is using the COVID-19 crisis to leverage even more concessions from oil & gas workers.
  • "FCL CEO Scott Banda's tactics get more disgusting by the hour," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President.
  • Ready tabled his recommendations on March 19, 2020 and the bargaining committee of Unifor Local 594 reluctantly agreed to accept the terms on March 20.
  • Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

Urgent Statement by the Civil 20 to the G20 Virtual Summit on COVID-19: New Realities Require New Priorities

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 5:49pm

We ask that G20 leaders recognize our new global reality and reorient this years G20 priorities towards building a more resilient global governance.

Key Points: 
  • We ask that G20 leaders recognize our new global reality and reorient this years G20 priorities towards building a more resilient global governance.
  • The C20 urges that G20 leaders consider the recommendations in the statement on pandemic preparedness released jointly with the Business 20, Labor 20, Think 20, Women 20 and Youth 20.
  • Civil Society 20 (C20) is one of the eight official Engagement Groups of the G20.
  • It provides a platform of Civil Society Organizations around the world to bring forth a non-government and non-business voice.

Unifor donates $30,000 to foodbank and women's shelter in Regina

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 6:36pm

REGINA, March 21, 2020 /CNW/ -Unifor is giving back community in Regina with $15,000 in emergency funds for both the Regina Food Bank and the Carmichael Outreach, a charity that combats homelessness and poverty in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Key Points: 
  • REGINA, March 21, 2020 /CNW/ -Unifor is giving back community in Regina with $15,000 in emergency funds for both the Regina Food Bank and the Carmichael Outreach, a charity that combats homelessness and poverty in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • "We know that families are already struggling in Regina as many sectors are seeing massive layoffs.
  • As a union we felt now is the time to give back, even in the midst of our own struggles with our 107-day lockout," said Kevin Bittman, President of Unifor Local 594.
  • Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy.

Regional Foundations, Businesses and Community Organizations Pull Together and Give To Support St. Louisans Affected By COVID-19

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 4:21pm

To date, both funds, which are housed at the St. Louis Community Foundation, have raised $1.4 million.

Key Points: 
  • To date, both funds, which are housed at the St. Louis Community Foundation, have raised $1.4 million.
  • They may do so by visiting https://stlgives.org/COVID19/ and using a credit card, or by contacting the St. Louis Community Foundation at info@stlgives.org.
  • A nonprofit foundation, founded in 1915, the St. Louis Community Foundation granted $101.3 million to nearly 3,000 nonprofits in St. Louis and around the world in 2019.
  • For more information about the St. Louis Community Foundation and its initiatives, please visit stlgives.org .

HP INVESTOR DEADLINE ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Losses Exceeding $100,000 In HP Inc. To Contact The Firm

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 3:51am

20-cv-01260 was filed on February 19, 2020, and has been assigned to Judge Susan Illston.

Key Points: 
  • 20-cv-01260 was filed on February 19, 2020, and has been assigned to Judge Susan Illston.
  • HP also announced disappointing earnings results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019, with Supplies revenue down 7% year-over-year.
  • Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding HPs conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.
  • The law firm responsible for this advertisement is Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP ( www.faruqilaw.com ).

Canacol Energy Ltd. Appoints Mr. Ari Merenstein to the Board of Directors

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 12:15am

CALGARY, Alberta, March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canacol Energy Ltd. ("Canacol" or the "Corporation") (TSX:CNE; OTCQX:CNNEF; BVC:CNEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ari Merenstein as an independent director to the board of the Corporation.

Key Points: 
  • CALGARY, Alberta, March 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canacol Energy Ltd. ("Canacol" or the "Corporation") (TSX:CNE; OTCQX:CNNEF; BVC:CNEC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ari Merenstein as an independent director to the board of the Corporation.
  • In addition to his PM responsibilities, Mr. Merenstein oversaw the firms investments in Latin America, and regularly reviewed global macroeconomics for the firm.
  • Charle Gamba, President and CEO of Canacol, commented We are pleased to have a person of Mr. Merensteins caliber join the board of the Corporation.
  • Ari has been a long-time shareholder of Canacol and is familiar with the Corporations strategy and activities.

Academica Virtual Education Uses Innovative, Live Online Learning During COVID-19 School Closures

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:11pm

Academica Virtual Education (AVE) is supporting online learning during the COVID-19 school closures.

Key Points: 
  • Academica Virtual Education (AVE) is supporting online learning during the COVID-19 school closures.
  • Despite school closures due to COVID-19, Academica-supported schools kept their doors open online.
  • About Academica / Academica Virtual Education: Academica is a leader at maximizing and developing human potential and achievement.
  • Students worldwide learn with Academica Virtual Education (AVE) and Academica International Studies (AIS).