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December 14, 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 First contract at Toronto Hilton Garden Inn TORONTO — Unifor, Local 112 members at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Mississauga ratified their first collective agreement on Dec. 3 after weeks of negotia- tions. "It is always an important mo- ment when members achieve a first contract. But these were particularly challenging negotia- tions, with so many hotels closed and others at or below 10 per cent capacity," says Scott McIlmoyle, Unifor, Local 112 president. Unifor represents 40 employ- ees at the Hilton Garden Inn in- cluding kitchen, maintenance, laundry, banquet, server, bar- tending and housekeeping staff. "Our Hilton Garden Inn mem- bers joined our union late last year before the pandemic dev- astated the industry," says John Turner, Unifor Local 112 vice- president. The employees will receive several improvements to their benefits, workplace procedures and job protections including: wage increases, 13 holidays and five paid sick days, overtime pre- miums that commence after eight hours in a day or after 40 hours in a week, and members will no longer be moved from full-time status to part-time status with- out consent. Workers will receive two years of recall rights during the pandemic and the right to self-pay health and welfare pre- miums to ensure health coverage is not interrupted due to a change in their work situation, says the union. The employees ratified the agreement by 100 per cent. under Bay city workers return to talks THUNDER BAY, Ont. — The Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees (CUPE), Local 87, rep- resenting about 600 workers in Thunder Bay, Ont. have armed their negotiating team with a strong strike mandate after 97 per cent of the members voted on Dec. 3 in favour of job action if necessary, as the local prepares to return to bargaining next week. The union has also requested the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator, says the union. "We've only had a few days of talks with our employer to date," says Dana Vacek, president of CUPE 87. "They are seeking cuts to our modest benefits plan and coming after a number of basic collective agreement rights. Our goal is to negotiate a fair deal for our members, and to keep deliv- ering those services." Tape maker workers ratify deal RENFREW, Ont. – The 135 members of United Steelwork- ers (USW), Local 6946 at Scapa Tapes North America in Renfrew, Ont. ratified a new three-year collective agreement on Dec. 4 that includes jointly developed job training and improvements to wages and benefits. Ratification meetings held in small groups due to COVID-19 restrictions confirmed accep- tance of an agreement that in- cludes improvements to a num- ber of benefits and an added sixth week of vacations for long- service employees. A new week- end shift premium will provide an additional $50 a month for the majority of employees, who work on 12-hour shifts. The agreement was reached with conciliation as- sistance, says the union. Wage increases will total 5.25 per cent over three years, accord- ing to USW. Kohltech workers sign 3-year agreement NORTH BAY, Ont. — Interna- tional Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) members of Local Lodge 2412 working at Kohltech Windows in North Bay, Ont. ratified a new three-year collective agreement on Nov. 25. Highlights of the deal include annual wage increases, imple- mentation of a dental plan, in- creased shift premiums, signing bonus and many other posi- tive language changes, says the union. FORMERLY CLV REPORTS Serving labour relations professionals since 1956 www.hrreporter.com/labour Subscription rate: $599 per year Customer Service subscriptions@kmimedia.ca President Tim Duce Editor/Supervisor Sarah Dobson | (416) 644-8740 Ext. 330 sarah.dobson@keymedia.com News Editor John Dujay | (416) 644-8740 Ext. 321 john.dujay@keymedia.com Employment Law Editor Jeffrey R. 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