Canadian Labour Reporter

April 13, 2020

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Women's shelter staff in Ontario join Unifor ATIKOKAN, Ont. — Nine staff members at a women's shelter in Northwestern Ontario voted to join Unifor on March 30. Workers at the Rainy River Dis- trict Women's Shelter of Hope in Atikokan, Ont. voted to join Uni- for in an online ballot. The work- ers provide supports for families in crisis, including shelter, a crisis line, counselling and supports and also assist with fundraising, says the union. "Representing the workers in women's shelters is a natural fit for Unifor, and we look forward to giving these workers a voice in the workplace," says, Unifor orga- nizing director Kellie Scanlan. AUPE, Revera agree on single-site rule EDMONTON — The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) and Revera reached an agreement on April 6 that lim- its employees to working at one continuing-care site during the COVID-19 pandemic. "The union and employer signed a letter of understand- ing at the weekend. We believe it will protect these front-line workers from losing income they need, while Revera will LABOUR BRIEFS have workers that work only at their sites," says Mike Dempsey, vice-president of AUPE, which represents more than 95,000 workers. "Many of these work- ers have two or three part-time jobs at different care facilities." The agreement comes after three days of talks at the Alberta Labour Relations Board. It says that AUPE members who choose to work at Revera and lose hours at their other jobs, will be given more hours, up to a 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE), says the union. Saskatchewan school workers join CUPE TURTLEFORD, Sask. — The Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees (CUPE), Local 4797 welcomed new members into its ranks on April 7 after a successful organizing drive in the Saskatch- ewan Northwest School Division. CUPE's organizing drive, which started in November, add- ed 43 workers in numerous clas- sifications at the Turtleford Com- munity School in Turtleford, Sask. and wellness coordinators across the school division to the CUPE 4797 bargaining unit, says the union. "In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that workers have a voice in the workplace," says Tony Head, CUPE national organizer. "We will continue to reach out to un- organized workers in our school division to ensure that all sup- port staff enjoy the benefits of union representation." CUPE represents more than 7,000 education support workers across Saskatchewan. Tentative deal for Ontario education workers TORONTO — The Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) reached a tentative agreement with the Council of Trustees' Association (CTA) and the Ontario government on April 4 on terms for a new col- lective agreement. "We were able to make im- provements for our members, and though exceedingly dif- ficult, the tentative deal was achieved under both the cloud of Bill 124 and in the midst of a deadly pandemic. A charter challenge remains intact con- testing the legality of that bill," says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU president. OPSEU represents about 6,500 members in nine locals and affili- ate members who are all included in the deal, says the union. Bargaining began in Septem- ber 2019 and the latest round of negotiations were conducted via tele-conferencing to ensure so- cial distancing. Further details of the deal will be provided upon ratification, says OPSEU. The Ontario Council of Edu- cational Workers is a bargaining council made up of seven unions representing more than 7,000 workers at public and Catholic school boards across Ontario.

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