Canadian Labour Reporter

April 20, 2020

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Tentative agreements reached at Cogeco MONTREAL — At Cogeco in Montreal, two groups of em- ployees — office staff and tech- nical personnel — agreed to re- new their respective collective agreements on April 9. Both of the collective agree- ments (to Dec. 31, 2021) were approved by a majority of the office staff (80 per cent) and the technical employees (94 per cent), says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). "We had to innovate during this pandemic," says Alain Rich- ard, CUPE representative. "We managed to successfully com- plete negotiations quickly in an environment where some con- cerns still persisted. The union and employer bargaining com- mittees displayed creativity." Some of the gains included wage increases of 2.25 per cent per year and the posting of regu- lar positions for both job catego- ries, says the union. The collective agreements of both the office staff and technical personnel expired on Dec. 31. Airbus Canada to maintain IAM jobs MONTREAL — Even though production has been suspended LABOUR BRIEFS since March 24 and this situation will continue until at least May 4, International Association of Ma- chinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) members will remain em- ployed by Airbus Canada, says the union on April 9. This will allow workers to benefit from their group insur- ance while continuing to con- tribute to their pension plan, says the union. "Following our requests, Airbus came a long way so that our mem- bers can maintain their employ- ment ties and receive significantly higher weekly income than the government's program," says Eric Rancourt, district 11 business rep- resentative. "We welcome Airbus' open-mindedness to ensure peace of mind for workers during this difficult time." Airbus will pay 100 per cent of its Mirabel employees' sala- ries. The government will then reimburse the percentage un- der the wage subsidy program it launched on April 1, says IAM. New deal for Robinson Solutions workers OSHAWA, Ont. — Employees at Robinson Solutions in Osha- wa, Ont. ratified a new contract on April 3 as Unifor successfully pushed for several enhance- ments to their agreement. "This contract reflects the incredibly hard work our mem- bers do by providing both wage growth and employer RRSP con- tributions," says Jerry Dias, Uni- for national president. The agreement includes a let- ter of understanding with the employer for domestic-violence leave and it recognizes a wom- en's advocate program. The pro- gram provides a specially trained workplace representative who assists women with concerns such as workplace harassment, intimate partner violence and abuse, says the union. The three-year contract also includes a total of eight per cent wage increases and improve- ments to vacation pay, banking of overtime and enhancements to boot and safety glass allow- ances, says Unifor. The bargaining committee also negotiated preferential hir- ing language for independent parts supplier workers affected by the closure of the General Motors (GM) Oshawa assembly line and a letter of understanding that provides for a paid sick day for family, sick or personal emer- gencies, says the union. "This contract gives our members clear improvements to working conditions and pro- vides more wages at this critical time," says Colin James, Unifor, Local 222 president. Unifor represents 45 mem- bers in several trades at Robin- son Solutions who provide facili- ties management services at the GM Oshawa location including welders, lift-truck technicians, battery technicians and mobile technicians. The company pro- vides facility, maintenance, and production services. Workers ratified the agree- ment with 96.6 per cent support, says Unifor.

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