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November 16, 2020

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Cerumqui consedi seraectis eos magnisi nvenihi lliquist qui accum de pres experis testior eperest volorum quatat. 123 Queen Street Suite 101 Toronto, Ontario M1P 1M1 Canada Phone: (416) 111-2222 E: Info@companyname.ca www.website.ca Company Name Company Logo 2 0 1 9 READERS' WINNER CHOICE GM workers ratify new contract TORONTO — Unifor mem- bers at General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Wood- stock, all in Ontario, voted 85 per cent to ratify a new three- year collective agreement on Nov. 9 that includes significant investments, job security and economic gains. "This contract solidifies and boldly builds on GM's Canadian footprint, with a $1.3-billion investment that brings 1,700 jobs to Oshawa plus more than $109 million to in-source new transmission work for the Cor- vette and support continued V8 engine production in St. Catha- rines," says Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. "Jobs at all three Canadian sites are secure for the life of this agreement, in- cluding at the Woodstock Parts Distribution Centre, which will also see upgrades." The new agreement fol- lows a pattern-setting deal first reached with Ford that includes five per cent increases to hourly rates, a $7,250 productivity and quality bonus, a total of $4,000 in inflation-protection bonus- es, improved benefits, shift pre- miums, and restoration of the 20 per cent wage differential for skilled trades, says the union. In addition to several other gains in benefits, Unifor and GM also agreed to create an an- ti-racism action plan, establish a new racial justice advocate in the workplace, and the com- pany will also provide up to 10 paid days of domestic violence leave, says Unifor. UPS workers ratify 5-year agreement MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — A new five-year collective agree- ment between UPS Canada in Mississauga, Ont. and the Can- ada Council of Teamsters was ratified on Nov. 6. "This agreement provides continued stability to both our employees and customers for the next five years," says Domi- nic Porporino, president of UPS Canada. "At a time when so many Canadians are relying on supply chains for essential goods, ratification shows our employees' commitment to continue to serve our custom- ers, and rewards them with en- hancements to their compensa- tion and benefits." The new contract provides wage increases, along with en- hancements to the company funded DB pension plan, says UPS. The deal covers more than 9,000 employees throughout Canada, says UPS. Cannabis workers join UFCW OTTAWA — Cannabis workers at the Superette Wellington re- tail dispensary in Ottawa are the newest members of United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 1006A after vot- ing to join the union on Nov. 6. In an online vote conducted by the Ontario Labour Rela- tions Board, the 25 employees at Superette voted overwhelm- ingly for union representation, says UFCW. "These workers showed great courage and unity in their cam- paign for union representa- tion," says Lesley Prince, UFCW 1006A organizing director. "Workers shouldn't be left be- hind in the highly profitable cannabis sector." 3-year deal at Magellan ratified MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local 1922 ratified a new col- lective agreement at Magellan Aerospace Limited in Missis- sauga, Ont. on Nov. 3. "While negotiating via unfa- miliar platforms [Zoom], their efforts brought increases to wages for each year of the agree- ment, improvements to life in- surance, accidental death and disability and weekly indemnity top-ups. They did this while maintaining health benefits and their pension, which the com- mittee knew was a priority for our members," says Kim Val- liere, IAM directing business representative. 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