Canadian Labour Reporter

September 3, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Youth facility workers vote in favour of contract HAMILTON, Ont. — The four-month lockout at the Arrell Youth Centre in Hamilton, Ont., is over as 60 members of Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), Local 216 voted nar- rowly in favour of an agreement reached on Aug. 20. The workers were locked out on April 27, 2018, after refusing to accept significant claw-backs to their contract, but they forced the employer to back down, said the union. They rejected a tentative agreement reached earlier in August, forcing the employer back to the table, according to OPSEU. Strike action closer at TVA Montreal: CUPE MONTREAL — Conflict con- tinues between Groupe TVA and its unionized employees who reiterated their intentions on Aug. 26 to boost pressure tac- tics, up to and including strike action. About 830 employees of TVA Montreal have been without a collective agreement since Dec. 31, 2016. "Our objective remains to negotiate a satisfactory collec- tive agreement for both par- ties," said Marc-André Hamelin, Montreal president of the Cana- dian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 687. "However, the issues relating to jobs being assigned to TVA affiliates and Quebecor and po- sition vacancies have to be re- solved, and to do this, support from our membership is essen- tial," said Hamelin. Numerous union members gathered at the Centre Saint- Pierre in Montreal to attend the negotiation meeting and again gave their bargaining commit- tee a strong mandate, as they had done on June 19, said the union. Several recent conciliation meetings yielded little progress, according to CUPE. On Aug. 23, the bargaining committee agreed to extend the conciliation period by a week, thereby pushing back the right to strike or lock out to Sept. 22, said the union. For several months, the union has been critical of work — which is normally done by TVA employees exclusively — being transferred to other Quebecor affiliates such as Quebecor Me- dia or even to MELS Studios and Postproduction (which is part of the TVA Group), according to CUPE. Quebec Molson-Coors workers sign agreement QUEBEC — United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 501 members at Molson-Coors achieved a new contract on Aug. 20 that will affect about 115 employees in Quebec. Working at Molson-Coors locations in Quebec City, Trois- Rivières and Val-d'Or, Local 501 employees will see gains with their new contract, including annual wage increases between one and 1.5 per cent for work- ers at the end rate on the wage scale, a $1,000 signing bonus, a $500 lump-sum payment in the second year of the deal and an increase to the DC pension plan, said the union. Employees will also receive $250 per year of eligibility for putting money into an RRSP, a $55 premium for night stays away from home and an in- crease to the boot allowance, said UFCW. LABOUR BRIEFS FORMERLY CLV REPORTS Serving labour relations professionals since 1956 Published weekly by omson Reuters Canada Ltd. Subscription rate: $610 per year Customer Service Tel: (416) 609-3800 (Toronto) (800) 387-5164 (outside Toronto) Fax: (416) 298-5106 Email: Website: Director, Media Solutions, Canada Karen Lorimer Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Todd Humber Editor/Supervisor Sarah Dobson | (416) 649-7896 News Editor John Dujay | (416) 298-5129 Sales Manager Paul Burton | (416) 649-9928 Marketing Co-ordinator Keith Fulford | (416) 649-9585 © 2018 omson Reuters Canada 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, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher. 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 offi cial or unoffi cial 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 for more information. Labour Reporter Canadian LABOUR LENS Student activists and others supporting factory workers seeking to form a labour union are seen inside an apartment in Huizhou, near Shenzhen, Guangdong province, in China on Aug. 23. Photo: REUTERS/Sue-Lin Wong

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