Tag: Staff

National coffee shop chain shuts down ALL of its stores with immediate effect – leaving staff and customers stunned
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National coffee shop chain shuts down ALL of its stores with immediate effect – leaving staff and customers stunned

A high-end coffee shop and convenience store has announced it is permanently shutting all its locations across the US.  Foxtrot, which was established in 2014 in Chicago, had 33 locations across the Chicago, Austin, Dallas and Washington DC areas.  Customers and employees were reportedly left shocked by the sudden shuttering of all locations on April […]

Laid-off Java Blend staff say they were terminated for union drive, but company disputes it
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Laid-off Java Blend staff say they were terminated for union drive, but company disputes it

Employees recently laid-off by a north-end Halifax coffee shop say they were illegally terminated for trying to start a union, but the company’s owners say financial difficulties are to blame. On Wednesday, Service Employees International Union Local 2 filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Nova Scotia Labour Board on behalf of nine Java Blend workers terminated […]