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May 25, 2020

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Mr. Furnace employees ratify agreement ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Af- ter a seven-day lockout that be- gan on May 4, Unifor members at St. Catharines-area HVAC pro- vider Mr. Furnace ratified a new collective agreement on May 14. "Our members faced down an employer that was making ques- tionable labour relations moves during a pandemic," says Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. The new three-year collective agreement includes a two-per- cent wage increase in each year of the agreement, shift premi- ums, a six-month continuation of benefits for retirees, a signing bonus and various other benefit enhancements, says the union. Mr. Furnace is a subsidiary of Right Time Heating and Air Con- ditioning Canada. Unifor, Local 1999 represents 19 workers serv- ing as technicians and adminis- tration staff. Fellows at Montreal's ÉTS join PSAC MONTREAL — Fifty postdoc- toral fellows from the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montreal gained union represen- tation on April 22, after Quebec's labour tribunal granted the group union certification. The work continues towards forming a second ÉTS bargaining unit. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is currently before the labour tribunal to ob- tain a union certificate for an ad- ditional 80 ÉTS research profes- sionals, says the union. PSAC-Quebec represents the highest number of post-doctoral employees in the province and PSAC has organized the largest number of post-doctoral bar- gaining units across the country, says the union. PSAC's university sector mem- bership has grown to more than 27,000 with the recent addition of senior researchers at the Univer- sity of Saskatchewan, says PSAC. Employees at Chalet Malouin sign contract SAINT MALO, Man. — The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) Canada, Local 832 members working at Chalet Malouin, a seniors' retire- ment home in Saint Malo, Man., ratified a new union contract on May 12 that provides wage gains and an extra float day. In addition to a 1.5-per-cent wage increase, employees at Chalet Malouin secured an extra float day, new bereavement lan- guage, more sick time that can be used for family leave, a revamped health and wellness spending ac- count, a footwear allowance for employees who spend all day on their feet, an increase to RRSP contributions, an increase to the long service premium with a new level added, an increase to the training premium and retroactive pay to April 1, 2020, says UFCW. "This collective agreement — with higher wages, a revamped health spending account, and a footwear allowance for all em- ployees to make sure they can buy good quality shoes — will help members take care of themselves during COVID-19 and beyond," says Phil Kraychuk, UFCW 832 negotiator. Kitimat Camp workers sign deal KITIMAT, B.C. — Camp work- ers at Horizon North Crossroads Lodge in Kitimat, B.C. ratified a contract on May 11 with 97 per cent voting in favour. The contract will provide 100 per cent employer-paid air travel and health care, pension, house- keeping workload protections, seniority, recall rights and raises that will increase some workers' wages by 24 per cent, says Unite Here, Local 40. The new agreement with Hori- zon North covers staff at the front desk, kitchens, and housekeep- ing departments who serve camp workers at the LNG (liquefied natural gas) Canada project site. 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