Hilarious map drawn by Union Station employee shows how confusing it is to get around

Hilarious map drawn by Union Station employee shows how confusing it is to get around

When roaming through Toronto’s Union Station — Canada’s largest travel hub of its kind, which just went through a massive upgrade, no less — one would think that wayfinding would be clear, official and accessible to all who are trying to get around the sprawling building. But, one commuter has found that this is not exactly the case, … Read more

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet threatens to rip up agreement if transport union goes ahead with plans to turn off Opal machines

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet threatens to rip up agreement if transport union goes ahead with plans to turn off Opal machines

New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has threatened to rip up an enterprise agreement if the transport union goes ahead with plans to make Sydney trains free. The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) is planning to turn off Opal machines “indefinitely” as part of its continuous protest against the NSW government. But the ongoing … Read more

Report finds Adelaide man who died waiting for an ambulance ‘may’ have been saved, as ramping soars in SA

Report finds Adelaide man who died waiting for an ambulance ‘may’ have been saved, as ramping soars in SA

A 47-year-old man who died of a heart attack while waiting for an ambulance “may have been successfully resuscitated” had a paramedic crew been present, an independent report has found. Key points: The state’s Chief Medical Officer reviewed two incidents of ambulance delays, including the death of a man after a heart attack The report … Read more

Union Station Foodie Aisle – blogTO

Union Station Foodie Aisle – blogTO

Union Station Foodie Aisle offers quick, restaurant-quality meals at Toronto’s busiest transportation hub for commuters on the go.  Located in the Bay Lower Concourse (look for signs), the revamped space resembles an aisle of five food vendors. Each storefront is accompanied by sleek seating that runs adjacent to where you pick up your food, making it easy … Read more

Fair Work Commission hearing over NSW rail dispute adjourned after less than an hour

Fair Work Commission hearing over NSW rail dispute adjourned after less than an hour

Hopes of ending the long-running dispute between the NSW rail union and state government have suffered a blow after a Fair Work Commission hearing was adjourned after less than one hour. Key points: Trains have seen disruptions, including slow services and refusing to man overseas-made transport, since early June The RTBU agreed to pause further action … Read more

Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke under increasing pressure over potential intervention in crippling rail strikes

Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke under increasing pressure over potential intervention in crippling rail strikes

Shadow employment minister Michaelia Cash has accused the Albanese Government of emboldening the union movement amid a crippling dispute between rail workers and the NSW government. In the wake of the Jobs and Skills Summit in Canberra, the Industrial Relations Minister Tony Burke wrote to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to advise it of the … Read more

Michaelia Cash accuses Anthony Albanese of handing unions a ‘complete and utter win’ and warns of return of ‘dark ages’

Michaelia Cash accuses Anthony Albanese of handing unions a ‘complete and utter win’ and warns of return of ‘dark ages’

Shadow employment minister Michaelia Cash has lashed the Albanese Government for handing the union movement a “complete and utter win” during the two-day Jobs and Skills Summit in Canberra. The summit aimed to address critical shortfalls in the Australian economy including skill shortages, stagnating wages and gender equity. But the gathering of unions, businesses and … Read more

Amazon loses bid to scrap historic union win at Staten Island warehouse

Amazon loses bid to scrap historic union win at Staten Island warehouse

Amazon’s efforts to undo the results of a historic union win at a Staten Island warehouse have fallen short, as a hearing officer for a federal labor board on Thursday rebuffed Amazon’s objections to the election. The decision is a victory for organizers in what could be a very long battle for recognition.  Shortly after … Read more

People who assault SA retail workers to face tougher penalties but experts raise concerns

People who assault SA retail workers to face tougher penalties but experts raise concerns

South Australia has followed in the footsteps of the United Kingdom by introducing harsher penalties for people who assault retail workers. Key points: New rules are in place to punish people who assault retail workers Offenders may now be jailed for up to seven years Retail workers have reported more abuse since the pandemic began But legal … Read more

You can now travel from Toronto to Niagara Falls by train for $10 all year long

You can now travel from Toronto to Niagara Falls by train for  all year long

If you were planning on checking out the views in Niagara Falls this long weekend, the province has announced some news that might make your trip easier. The Ford Government is bringing back daily GO Train service, all year round from Toronto’s Union Station to Niagara Falls.  Starting this fall, GO services between the two … Read more