Canadian Labour Reporter

February 22, 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 Provincial workers sign new deal ST. JOHN'S — The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Newfoundland Lab- rador members ratified an agreement with the provincial government on Feb. 12 for a two-year extension of current collective agreements. The agreement includes wage increases consistent with the deals reached with other public sector unions in the province, as well as a mod- est improvement for post-em- ployment benefits for employ- ees hired after March 31, 2020, says the union. "This is a concession-free agreement and we're pleased with the outcome," says Sherry Hillier, CUPE NL president. The extended agreements cover the period from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2022. CUPE represents about 3,700 provincial public service employees who work in health care, long term care, NL Hous- ing, school boards, libraries, Treasury Board and Govern- ment House, as well as transi- tion houses and group homes. Lockout for Fenner Dunlop staff BRACEBRIDGE, Ont. — Workers at mining supplier Fenner Dunlop Bracebridge, Ont. were locked out of their jobs after turning down a final contract offer, which included changes to sick day provisions. Fenner Dunlop unilater- ally broke off talks to request a Ministry of Labour-sponsored contract vote. It was later turned down by 79 per cent of workers, says the United Steel- workers (USW), Local 7949. The 60 workers make con- veyor belts for mining opera- tions. Contract talks have been ongoing since late last year for a new collective agreement. In January, USW members voted 95 per cent in favour of strike action if necessary, in a strong demonstration of support for their bargaining committee, says the union. "At the beginning of nego- tiations, the company came with seven pages of conces- sions that would affect nearly every area of life at work, in- cluding repercussions for workers' families," says Dale Hogg, USW staff representa- tive and lead negotiator. Safety inspectors vote to join OPSEU TORONTO — The 185 in- spectors at the Technical Standards and Safety Author- ity (TSSA) voted to join the Ontario Public Service Em- ployees Union (OPSEU) on Feb. 12. The employees — mostly el- evator inspectors — had been OPSEU/SEFPO members un- til the Ontario government divested the authority in the 1990s, says the union. . 70 workers at Clean International join IAM YAMACHICHE, Que. — A group of workers from Clean International in Yamachiche, Que. voted to join the Inter- national Association of Ma- chinists and Aerospace Work- ers (IAMAW) on Feb. 8 after seeing union representation offered to their colleagues in Drummondville and Saint- Cuthbert. "In the context of the COV- ID-19 pandemic, many work- ers have seen it as an asset for them to be part of our union. Realizing that they were going to be more respected by their employer and advance their working conditions signifi- cantly, they didn't hesitate for a second before joining the IA- MAW, organizing this group of workers was a collective ef- fort on the part of the entire District 11 organizing team," says organizer Eric Gagné. The new group of workers is responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of processed food equipment at the Olymel slaughterhouse in Yamach- iche. 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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