Canadian Labour Reporter

December 10, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Unifor, CP reach 4-year agreement CALGARY — Canadian Pacific (CP) announced on Dec. 2 that it has reached a new, tentative four- year collective agreement with Unifor. Details of the agreement will be presented to the Unifor member- ship for ratification. About 1,200 mechanical em- ployees are represented by Unifor. The current collective agreement was set to expire on Dec. 31, 2018, said the company. "This tentative agreement is a testament to the hard work, col- laboration and commitment by both sides," said Keith Creel, CP's president and CEO. "We have now had back-to-back, four-year agreements with Unifor. Agree- ments like this are positive steps for our 13,000-strong CP family, customers and the broader econ- omy." Unifor represents CP's me- chanical employees who are re- sponsible for maintaining rail cars and locomotives. No further details will be re- leased at this time, said the com- pany. WIPTEC workers sign new contract SHERBROOKE, Que. — United Food and Commercial Work- ers union (UFCW) Canada, Lo- cal 500 members working at WIPTEC in Sherbrooke, Que., achieved a new collective agree- ment on Nov. 27. The agreement features wage increases ranging from nine per cent to 19 per cent in the first year, to 22 per cent and 35 per cent by the end of the contract's duration, said the union. The agreement also features an increase in the evening premium to $0.50 per hour, an increase in the night premium to $0.60 per hour, said UFCW. As well, workers will receive a new trainer's premium of $0.75 per hour for a guaranteed mini- mum of two hours and an increase in the safety-boot premium to $100, said the union. Also part of the new contract are five holidays that are now converted to floating holidays, an additional sick day after one year of service, overtime offered by seniority and a fourth week of vacation after 10 years of service, according to UFCW. In addition, a fifth week is add- ed after 18 years of service, said the union. WIPTEC employs more than 200 UFCW Canada, Local 500 members who work as general labourers, forklift operators and inventory managers for the full- service shipping company. Chartwell nurses in Parkhill, Ont., join ONA PARKHILL, Ont. — The On- tario Nurses' Association (ONA) — the union representing more than 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals as well as 18,000 nursing student af- filiates — welcomed registered nurses (RNs) from Chartwell Parkhill Long-Term Care Resi- dence in Parkhill, Ont., to ONA on Nov. 29. "The highly educated, skilled and dedicated RNs who work hard to provide quality care to their residents have voted unani- mously to join our union, and we are honoured to represent them," said Vicki McKenna, ONA presi- dent. ONA represents more than 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 18,000 nursing student affili- ates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry. 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/Costas Baltas Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in Athens marking a 24-hour general strike, as workers are seeking increases in minimum wages and a re-introduction of collective bargaining, on Nov. 28, 2018.

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