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March 15, 2021

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Jazz Aviation schedulers ratify new contract HALIFAX — Jazz Aviation crew schedulers, represented by Unifor, Local 2002, voted 100 per cent to ratify a four- year memorandum of settle- ment (MOS) in Halifax on March 3 and it included a voter turnout of 85 per cent. "This agreement provides a sigh of relief to our members working in the airline industry," says Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. The MOS will be incorpo- rated into the current collec- tive agreement, says the union. The term of the new agreement is effective from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025. Unifor 2002 members assign flying schedules for both pilot and flight attendants' crews for Jazz Aviation flights. USW workers secure agreement at Forterra SAINT-EUSTACHE, Que. – United Steelworkers (USW) members at the Forterra water pipe manufacturing plant in Saint-Eustache, Que. ratified a collective agreement on March 2, negotiated in challenging circumstances. The new contract provides for wage increases of three per cent in the first year, and 2.75 per cent and 2.5 per cent in the second and third years, respec- tively, says the union. "The company is not at its strongest right now and we're very pleased with the increases given the circumstances," says Patrick Rousseau, president of USW, Local 6425. In addition to general wage increases, the contract in- cludes additional wage adjust- ments and improvements to the group RRSP and shift pre- miums, says USW. "There has been a modern- ization of the pay scale and clas- sifications have been merged, resulting in an additional wage increase for a portion of the workers," says Benoît Locas, USW north/northwest region coordinator. Dominion arena workers sign new contract DOMINION, N.S. — Workers at the Dominion District Rec- reation Complex in Dominion, N.S., members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 850, reached a new collective agreement with their employer on March 8. The new contract between the arena workers and the mu- nicipality was signed on March 5, says CUPE. The five-year agreement covers the term of Oct. 1, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2024, and includes increases to sick time and be- reavement leave, as well as im- proved health and safety lan- guage, says the union. 17 employees at Comox Valley Toyota join IAM COMOX, B.C. – Seventeen workers at Comox Valley Toy- ota in Comox, B.C. voted over- whelmingly to join the Interna- tional Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) on March 2. "When the labour movement and the public are calling for more sick days, this owner de- cided he would strip them away," says John Humphrey, IAM busi- ness representative. The decision was also certi- fied by the British Columbia La- bour Board. The employees consist of technicians, parts, service advi- sors, warranty clerks, detail and wash attendants. 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