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City workers threatening to strike next week
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City workers threatening to strike next week

A union representing many city workers is threatening to go on strike next week. CUPE Local 500 represents more than 4300 city employees. Some manage Winnipeg’s water and wastewater systems while others work at 311, pools and recreation centres.The previous contract expired February 2021 and the union’s bargaining committee says if a new contract is not reached by next Wednesday, they’ll strike. It would be the first general municipal strike since 1919.Union head Gord Delbridge says money is the main issue.“People are struggling and we understand everyone is struggling at this point in time. We know the employer, the City of Winnipeg as an organization, is struggling,” said Delbridge. “Our members have been very reasonable with their ask. We’re willing to take a reduction in our s...
Anchor swallows a fly while reporting live on air; wins praise for her composure
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Anchor swallows a fly while reporting live on air; wins praise for her composure

The job of a news anchor is not an easy one as one may face many challenges during a live broadcast. Canadian journalist Farah Nasser encountered one such problem during a live broadcast but her composure during the unbelievable situation is winning her plaudits online. Global News anchor Nasser was reporting on the floods in Pakistan, when she accidentally swallowed a fly live on air. “Pakistan has never seen an unbroken cycle of monsoons quite like this. Eight weeks of nonstop torrential rain, a national emergency has been invoked,” she says before pausing for a second as she accidentally swallowed a fly. However, she continued with the coverage. Seeing the funny side of the incident, she tweeted, “Sharing because we all need a laugh these days. Turns out it’s not just @fordnation, I...
CEO posts crying selfie to LinkedIn after laying off employees – National
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CEO posts crying selfie to LinkedIn after laying off employees – National

A CEO from Columbus, Ohio, is already well on his way to becoming a meme after he shared a photo of himself crying on LinkedIn following the layoff of several employees. Braden Wallake, the chief executive officer of a marketing agency called HyperSocial, uploaded a post to LinkedIn on Wednesday, outlining his guilt about having to lay off some members of staff. The post finished with a close-up photo of the CEO teary-eyed, covering his mouth with one finger. Read more: Bank of England makes biggest rate hike in 27 years, warns of recession until 2024 “This will be the most vulnerable thing I’ll ever share,” Wallake wrote in the post’s opening. “We just had to layoff a few of our employees.”Wallake called the layoffs “the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do.”...
Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National
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Serena Williams will say ‘farewell’ to tennis after U.S. Open – National

Serena Williams announced Tuesday she will be walking away from tennis after the U.S. Open. In an essay shared by Vogue, Williams wrote the decision to leave the sport wasn’t an easy one; and it’s certainly not a retirement.“I have never liked the word retirement,” Williams, 40, wrote. “It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me.” Read more: Thousands of tickets still up for grabs for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton Instead, Williams sees her tennis farewell as an “evolution.”“I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people,” Williams wrote for the September cover story. “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evol...