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November 22, 2021

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New 4-year agreement signed at BASF WINDSOR, Ont. — Unifor members working at BASF in Windsor, Ont. negotiated a new collective agreement on Nov. 15 that includes wage increases and a more fair discipline policy. The new four-year agree- ment includes a 11.25 per-cent wage increase over the term, growth for all premiums and a one-per-cent increase to the company's contribution to the pension plan. The company also withdrew its demand for man- datory overtime, says the union. "This was not an easy round of negotiations but the bargain- ing committee showed skill and perseverance," says John Ham- ilton, president, Unifor, Local 341-O . Unifor, Local 341-O repre- sents 155 workers producing paint as blend operators, chem- ists, tinters and warehouse op- erators at BASF. Tentative deal for Montreal crossing guards MONTREAL — A tentative agreement was reached on Nov. 9 between the City of Montreal and the Syndicat des brigadiers de Montréal and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 930, which rep- resents about 600 school cross- ing guards. "This clearly shows that we share a common vision of the essential role played by the 600 school crossing guards to en- sure the safety of our children in the Montreal area," says Valérie Plante, Montreal mayor. The school crossing guards had been without a contract since December, says the union. NTN Bearing workers ratify contract MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mem- bers of the United Steelworkers (USW), Local 9042-23 ratified a new five-year collective agree- ment on Nov. 16 that brings improvements for 114 workers at NTN Bearing in Mississauga, Ont. The union negotiated wage increases of 2.75 per cent in each of the first three years of the agreement, and three per cent in each of years four and five, for total wage gains of 14.25 per cent, says the union. Workers ratified the new agreement with a vote of 80 per cent, says USW. The new agreement improves the afternoon and midnight shift premiums. The employer also increased the amount it will The most reliable source of news and insights for Canada's labour professionals www.hrreporter.com/labour/news pay towards safety boots each year, says USW. The bargaining committee successfully negotiated one paid sick day in the first year of the deal and two paid sick days each following year for the term of the agreement, says USW. Workers at Forest Lawn Sobeys sign deal CALGARY — Employees at Calgary's Forest Lawn Sobeys overwhelmingly ratified a new collective agreement on Nov. 10 that offers wages increases. "Seventy per cent of the mem- bers at Forest Lawn are at top rate and the company had re- fused to provide this group with wage increases for years," says Amy Mills, United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) Canada negotiat- ing committee member. "With wage increases and retroactive pay, this is a long-overdue win for these hard-working, long- term employees." Some additional monetary and benefit improvements in- clude lump sum payments in the next two years (with a wage reopener in the third year), adjustment to wage scales, so that that employees now have a faster path to their next raise and to the top rate and improve- ments to bereavement and oth- er leaves, 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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