Canadian Labour Reporter

September 17, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Strike averted at Toronto Marriott TORONTO — A tentative agreement was reached on Sept. 8 between Unifor, Local 7575 and the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, averting a strike. "We are pleased that the bar- gaining committee has reached an agreement they will recom- mend to members which, if ratified, will avoid any inconve- nience to hotel guests and the public during the Toronto In- ternational Film Festival," said Jerry Dias, Unifor's national president. Details of the tentative agree- ment will not be released un- til they are presented to union members at a ratification meet- ing, said the union. Unifor represents 168 work- ers in all areas of the hotel in- cluding guest services, the lounge, banquets, kitchen, laundry, room attendants and maintenance, according to the union. Owen Sound, Ont., clinic workers ratify agreement OWEN SOUND, Ont. — On- tario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) members at the Owen Sound Family Health Organization in Owen Sound, Ont., ratified a collective agree- ment on Sept. 5. "These workers, who are almost all women, have won an astounding victory against overwhelming odds," said War- ren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU president. The workers went on strike on May 22. The OPSEU Local 276 mem- bers went on strike because the doctors who own the clinic were offering the employees low wage increases after four years of frozen wages, accord- ing to OPSEU. But in the new four-year agreement, the doctors ad- dressed many of those concerns, providing substantial wage in- creases, no pension claw-backs, and significantly improved job security, said OPSEU. Halifax crossing guards ratify new contract HALIFAX — Crossing guards voted 99 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement on Sept. 4 with their employer, the Halifax Regional Municipality. The crossing guards are mem- bers of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Lo- cal 4814. The agreement was reached through conciliation on Aug. 21, 2018, said the union. Local 4814 members will re- ceive a 9.8 per cent wage increase over the term of the three-year agreement. Other improve- ments include job security and extended use of vacation days, said CUPE. Auction workers join UFCW TORONTO — Warehouse workers at AuctionMaxx, an on- line auction house based in To- ronto, voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 1006A on Sept. 1. AuctionMaxx employees ini- tially reached out to the union for greater job security, schedule protection and improved wages, said UFCW. The workers work in the on- line company's logistics centre, which stores a wide variety of AuctionMaxx items. Striking public employees march against a tax reform proposed by the government in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Sept. 10. 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 Photo: REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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