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November 30, 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 Public servants ratify first contract TORONTO — Members of the International Association of Ma- chinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local 907 — who work for the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) — ratified their first col- lective agreement on Nov. 17. Highlights include annual wage increases retroactive to March 2019, pension and ben- efits improvements, and several other monetary and language enhancements, says the union. "The members at PIPSC stood united throughout the pro- cess, and were prepared to take the necessary steps, including a strike, if needed, to secure an agreement that respected their dedication and hard work," says Ralph Martin, IAM representa- tive. The former members of the Professional Institute Regional Employee Council (PIREC) joined the union in November 2019, says IAM. Blaisdale Montessori employees reject offer PICKERING, Ont. — More than 100 Montessori teachers and support staff at Blaisdale Montessori School in Pickering, Ont. voted to reject the employ- er's latest offer on Nov. 20, pro- longing the strike. "[Canadian Union of Public Employees] CUPE, Local 5257 members at Blaisdale Mon- tessori School are dedicated, loyal, and highly skilled Mon- tessori teachers and support staff who deserve to be treated with respect," says Sara Lorne, president of CUPE, Local 5257. "Blaisdale's offer is an insult to the loyal members who work at this private school that has been a successful business for more than 50 years." The strike began on Nov. 16 after the employer refused to of- fer any wage enhancements for the first two years of the agree- ment or address the large co- hort of staff who earn minimum wage, says CUPE. Striking teachers and support staff held picket lines at each of Blaisdale Montessori School's campuses in Ontario, includ- ing those in Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, and select loca- tions in Ajax, says the union. Nursing home workers join AUPE MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) welcomed nursing care members at the Masterpiece Southland Mead- ows Seniors Residence Medicine Hat, Alta. into the province's largest union on Nov. 17. "These new AUPE members were seeing declines in their working conditions and wanted job protection and accountabil- ity from the employer, and they know that AUPE will stand up with them," says Karen Weiers, AUPE vice-president. "While it normally requires patience to become union members, these new members have shown ex- ceptional persistence through the organizing process in the middle of a global pandemic." About 90 healthcare workers took part in the Alberta Labour Relations Board (ALRB)-or- dered mail-in vote and the cer- tification has been granted, says the union. Sofina Foods employees in Edmonton sign deal EDMONTON — United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 401 members working at the Sofina Foods tur- key processing plant in Edmon- ton ratified a new union contract on Nov. 20. "The company was looking for significant cost relief, and the members on the bargaining committee did a fantastic job of holding strong to their prin- ciples, not only fending off con- cessions, but securing improve- ments," says Michelle Cahill, UFCW 401 negotiator. The five-year deal includes wage increases and retroactive pay that extends to the expiration of the last collective agreement in April 2019, says the union. 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