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Unilever drops ‘Truthful & Pretty’ title  — however not the product

Unilever is making huge headlines this week for eradicating the phrases “equity,” “whitening” and “lightening” from its merchandise, which embody Truthful & Pretty — a particularly standard cream, particularly within the South Asian group. 

In a launch, the corporate introduced it should drop that title within the subsequent few months and wrote: “We acknowledge that the phrases ‘truthful,’ ‘white’ and ‘gentle’ recommend a singular perfect of magnificence that we do not assume is correct and we need to handle this.”

The corporate has come beneath hearth for its hypocrisy in the previous couple of weeks because the Black Lives Matter motion has grown to incorporate opinions of systemic racism throughout many companies.

As we reported in a latest investigation, pores and skin lighteners are a rising international enterprise anticipated to achieve greater than $31 billion US by 2024. Market discovered that skin-lightening merchandise from another manufacturers contained harmful and unlisted substances, together with mercury and hydroquinone. Learn extra in regards to the upcoming title change.

An Air Canada employee cleans her ticketing station at Pearson Worldwide Airport in Toronto in April. (Nathan Denette/Canadian Press)

Air Canada now says some passengers entitled to refunds

The corporate has quietly modified its refund coverage to permit some clients whose flights had been cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic to recoup their money — however not passengers whose journeys originated in Canada.

Prospects with flights originating within the European Union, Switzerland and Iceland are actually “entitled to obtain a refund” as a result of pandemic, states a doc posted to Air Canada’s web site on June 15.

Many Canadians have expressed frustration at Air Canada’s resolution to supply credit as an alternative of refunds for a majority of COVID-related flight cancellations. Learn extra in regards to the coverage change.

Many individuals who reside and work on the road depend on money to outlive, which suggests they have been particularly susceptible to the very fact money use has declined in Canada throughout COVID-19. (Dillon Hodgin/CBC)

Declining money use is hurting society’s most susceptible 

As extra companies ban or suggest in opposition to paying with money, individuals whose livelihoods rely on it are struggling. That features many individuals who reside and work on the road, like panhandlers, road musicians and performers — a lot of whom are paid with money and do not use financial institution accounts or bank cards. “It may once more marginalize and exclude them from civil society,” stated Jeff Karabanow, a social work professor at Dalhousie College in Halifax. Learn extra about money use through the pandemic.

Some specialists and researchers recommend employers ought to think about one other kind of four-day work week, one that permits staff to work fewer hours and receives a commission their similar weekly wage.  (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock)

Might a 4-day work week develop into the brand new regular?

COVID-19 has modified the best way we work already, however will it change the work week, too? Some companies are contemplating adopting a shorter week, arguing that staff are extra productive once they work much less. The Nova Scotia group of Guysborough has already adopted a four-day week, and to this point, so good. Learn extra about how the city is faring.

What else is occurring?

Housing market restoration might be uneven throughout the nation: CMHC report
In cities the place the business lends itself higher to working from dwelling, the restoration could also be more easy.

Amazon’s carbon footprint rose 15 per cent regardless of inexperienced initiatives
The quantity of CO2 Amazon emitted in 2019 was the equal of 13 coal-burning energy vegetation operating for a yr.

New guidelines may lengthen await nursing dwelling beds
New admissions in Ontario have to be positioned in rooms with not more than 2 beds

McDonald’s ends Past Meat burger trial in Canada with no set plans for a plant-based choice
A trial run by McDonald’s of a plant-based burger has ended, with no plans so as to add the burger to the menu completely.

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Have you ever had success preventing for a refund?

Final month, Market introduced you the story of Joanna Banasik, a lady preventing to get greater than $3,000 again after Air Canada cancelled her journey to Hawaii. Her bank card issuer, PC Monetary, opened a dispute to reverse the costs after initially refusing her request.

When she adopted up with the financial institution earlier this month, she obtained some surprising information: Air Canada failed to reply inside 45 days, so the cash can be returned. 

“I used to be actually stunned, to be sincere,” she stated. “It was some huge cash. So I undoubtedly assume it was value it.” 

Banasik has some recommendation for these contemplating the bank card dispute course of: “Do not quit. Simply preserve preventing in your cash.”

Have you ever had success preventing for a refund out of your airline? E mail us at [email protected].

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