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CAW, CEP ‘mega-union’ 1 step closer; Low job control tied to diabetes in women: study
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/10/2012

CAW, CEP ‘mega-union’ 1 step closer

TORONTO — The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union has approved a plan to join up with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) to form a mega-union that would have more than 300,000 members. CAW approved the plan at its convention in Toronto late last month. Union leaders had billed their plan as the best way to revive the flagging fortunes of the Canadian labour movement and CAW said the vote was unanimous. CEP members will decide on the merger at their convention in October.

Low job control tied to diabetes in women: study

TORONTO — Women with low job control are at greater risk of diabetes, according to a nine-year study by researchers at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The study defines job control as an individual’s ability to make decisions about the way she works or uses her skills. Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes, low job control might be an important modifiable risk factor to reduce the occurrence of diabetes among the female population, found the study, which looked at 7,443 employed people aged 35 to 60 in Ontario.

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