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October 25, 2021

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Tentative deal at Toronto Parking Authority TORONTO — Workers at To- ronto Parking Authority (TPA) reached a tentative agreement on Oct. 15 and avoided a pos- sible lockout or strike. "Our expressed goal at the bargaining table is to protect Toronto's critical parking in- frastructure that we need now more than ever as we collective- ly respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," says Eddie Mariconda, CUPE 416 president. Details of the agreement will not be released until it has been ratified, says CUPE. Perimeter Aviation workers ratify deal WINNIPEG — Perimeter Avi- ation flight attendants ratified a new two-year contact with the Winnipeg-based airline on Oct. 15. The deal was signed after Unifor, Local 2002 conducted two Zoom meetings with 46 flight attendants to review the employer's final contract offer, says the union. "Unifor has been fighting to Build Back Better and get the aviation industry back up and running as we emerge out of COVID-19 and into the recov- ery stage," says Jerry Dias, Uni- for national president. The agreement came just days after workers rejected Pe- rimeter's previous offer citing issues with wages, turnaround time between shifts, scheduling and other ongoing contractual concerns, says Unifor. Some of the gains include im- provements to overall work-life balance through a reduction in hours worked yearly, additional hours for mandatory rest peri- ods, and improved wages total- ing six per cent over the term of the agreement, says the union. The contract comes into ef- fect immediately and expires June 23, 2023. Milton, Ont. transit drivers join ATU MILTON, Ont. – Drivers at Milton Transit in Milton, Ont. voted on Oct. 14 in an 80 per cent majority to join the (Amal- gamated Transit Union) ATU. The union was contacted by a retired ATU member who says that his coworkers were demand- ing representation and protec- tion from their private contractor Pacific Western Transit. Some of the key issues mentioned were unfair sign-ups, sick days and lack of protection for on-demand and para-transit workers, says the union. "The vote from Milton Transit drivers shows an overwhelming The most reliable source of news and insights for Canada's labour professionals www.hrreporter.com/labour/news vote of confidence for the ATU to fight for their rights at the bar- gaining table," says John Di Nino, ATU Canada president. Milton Transit is operated by Pacific Western. The ATU rep- resents four bargaining units in three provinces: British Co- lumbia, Alberta and Ontario. Milton is the fifth bargaining unit represented by the ATU. There is currently a union elec- tion for a PW Transit employee to join the ATU in Edmonton, says ATU. Maple Leaf Foods workers sign contract WINNIPEG — The United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 832 wel- comed workers at Maple Leaf Foods Paquin Road in Winni- peg after successfully ratifying their first collective agreement on Oct. 15 at the company's newest facility, which is set to open in November. "Our union's longstand- ing history of bargaining with Maple Leaf Foods means these workers are starting with a so- phisticated contract that in- cludes competitive wages and benefits," says Jeff Traeger, UFCW, 832 president. Alongside the Maple Leaf Foods Lagimodiere plant, the Paquin Road facility will be the company's second set of opera- tions in Winnipeg employing 90 members in the initial phase with planned expansion well into 2023, says the union. 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