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October 11, 2021

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3-year deal reached at Collins Aerospace MONTREAL — The mem- bers of the International As- sociation of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Local 712 at Collins Aerospace unit in Mirabel in Montreal voted 95 per cent in favour of their new contract on Oct. 1. The new deal includes an overall salary increase of 7.7 per cent, a decrease in hours for the night shift (from 8 hours to 6:30), new vacation entitlement between the first week of June and the last week of September and clauses on unpaid leave, says the union. The 25 employees work at manufacturing engine na- celles for the Airbus A-220 aircraft, says IAM. New health support for Minute Maid workers PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) 175 and 633 members at Minute Maid in Peterborough, Ont. ratified a new four-year collec- tive agreement on Oct. 5 that increased wages and boosted reimbursement for mental health services by $1,000. The new collective agree- ment increases wages by $2.20 over the life of the contract while also boosting shift and lead-hand premiums. Em- ployees' life insurance ben- efit increased from $40,000 to $70,000 and support for mental health services goes up from $500 to $1,500 with the new deal, says the union. Non-monetary improve- ments include language for steward representation during disciplinary meetings, time limits on discipline, no con- tracting out, improved sched- uling for continental shifts, added float days to be taken at members' discretion and pan- demic language to encourage regular discussions between employer, joint health and safety committee and union representatives, says UFCW. Rio Tinto gets new deal at BC Works MONTREAL — Rio Tinto has reached a new collective labour agreement for its BC Works operation, which in- cludes the Kitimat smelter and Kemano hydropower facilities in British Columbia, following a vote by Unifor, Local 2301 members on Oct. 4. The parties also agreed on a memorandum of understand- The most reliable source of news and insights for Canada's labour professionals www.hrreporter.com/labour/news ing for a new way of working together and on a return-to- work protocol, says Rio Tinto. "Our focus will now be on ensuring the return of workers and ramp-up of production at the smelter is managed in a safe and controlled manner over coming months, to de- liver lasting benefits for our employees, the broader com- munity and our customers," says Affonso Bizon, Rio Tinto BC Works general manager. Montebello town workers ratify contract MONTEBELLO, Que. — Representatives of both par- ties ratified a new contract on Oct. 4, covering 15 inside and outside workers for the Mu- nicipality of Montebello, Que. The agreement — which runs from 2022 to 2026 — calls for an average salary hike of 8.9 per cent for 2022, 2.25 per cent in 2023 and another two per cent for each of the last three years, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local. Other improvements include an update in the progression of wage increments, the introduc- tion of new standby pay and a change to the fifth week of va- cation that will now take effect after 12 years of service instead of 14, 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. Smith | (416) 644 8740 Ext. 319 jeffrey.r.smith@keymedia.com Business Development Manager Fred Crossley | (416) 644-8740 Ext. 236 fred.crossley@keymedia.com NAUK Subscriptions Coordinator Donnabel Reyes | (416) 644-8740 Ext. 243 donnabel.reyes@keymedia.com ©Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher (Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd.). KEY MEDIA and the KEY MEDIA logo are trademarks of Key Media IP Limited, and used under license by Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd.. CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER is a trademark of Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd.. e publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice. If legal or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. e analysis contained herein represents the opinion of the authors and should in no way be construed as being either official or unofficial policy of any governmental body. ISSN 0045-5113 Publications Registration 2089 Canadian Labour Reporter is part of the Canadian HR Reporter group of publications. Visit www.hrreporter. com for more information. 2 LABOUR BRIEFS Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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