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February 15, 2021

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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 USW welcomes new members at Weston Foods GATINEAU, Que. — The United Steelworkers (USW) wel- comed 125 new members into its ranks on Feb. 5, with workers at the Weston Foods plant in Gatin- eau, Que. who were previously af- filiated with another union. "We're very happy to be repre- sented by, and be able to rely on, such an organization," says Sylvain Laplante, a leader of the USW or- ganizing campaign who was presi- dent of the previous union local at the plant for several years. The Weston workers created the first bargaining unit within the new USW/Syndicat des Métallos, Local 9584, which plans to increase its member- ship in the Outaouais region, says the union. The USW/Syndicat des Mé- tallos represents more than 60,000 workers. Egale workers vote to join CUPE TORONTO — Workers at Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, an LGBTQI2S rights organiza- tion, voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) on Feb. 4. "Advocacy work can be all- consuming, so it's important that workers have a team that advocates for them as well," says Kristy Davidson, a CUPE na- tional representative who has been working with the group. CUPE has a history of ad- vocating for human rights. Through collective bargaining and legal action, CUPE triggered changes at the federal level that now provide same-sex spousal benefits, says the union. Unifor, Team Industrial ratify new 2-year deal MARKHAM, Ont. — Unifor, Locals 195, 698, 815, 1285, and 1459 ratified a new two-year tentative agreement with Team Industrial on Feb. 4 covering 350 cleaning and facility manage- ment workers at auto assembly plants and parts depots in Al- berta, Ontario and Quebec. Unifor members ratified the agreement after holding online voting and information meet- ings Jan. 29 to Feb. 1. The deal was ratified by a majority of members with an overall result of 61 per cent, says the union. "These negotiations were dif- ficult, but I'm pleased that at the end of the day, our members rati- fied an agreement that provides job security and important eco- nomic gains," says Dino Chiodo, Unifor's director of auto. The collective agreement ad- dresses employees' main con- cerns leading into the negotia- tions, and will provide general wage increases of five per cent over the life of the agreement, improvements to banked time, a $1,500 signing bonus for full- time members, the premium for day (five per cent) and mid- night (10 per cent) shifts was reinstated for all members, and the contract will see improve- ments to group insurance ben- efits including orthodontics, eye exams and prescription glasses, as well as psychother- apy. The new collective agreement is effective until November 2022. Prométic biotechnology workers join UFCW LAVAL, Que. — The United Food and Commercial Work- ers (UFCW), Local 1991P wel- comed 30 biotechnology work- ers from Prométic located in Laval, Que. on Feb. 8. The application for certifica- tion was approved on Jan. 19, by the Tribunal administratif du travail (TAT), says the union. The employees are produc- tion technicians, team leaders, and sanitation employees, says UFCW. "By choosing to join the union, these workers change the bal- ance of power towards building a strong and united voice when negotiating" says Mario Mai- sonneuve, president of UFCW 1991P. UFCW, Local 1991P repre- sents more than 6,000 mem- bers at more than 60 companies across Quebec. 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