Canadian Labour Reporter

January 21, 2019

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2019 CLS Catering food workers join UFCW MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Em- ployees at CLS Catering in Mis- sissauga, Ont., joined the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), Canada, Local 175 on Jan. 12. The group of food work- ers join 300 other UFCW 175 members who were already part of the bargaining unit, accord- ing to the union. Now that they have joined the UFCW, the new CLS mem- bers will receive hourly pay (in- cluding overtime), employer contributions to a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and a percentage of their pay for their vacation entitlement, said UFCW. In addition, all lieu time accumulated prior to joining the union will be paid out in a lump-sum payment with a 15 per cent top-up, according to the union. As well, RRSP and vision care coverage negotiated in the con- tract for existing employees will be extended to the new mem- bers, said UFCW. Employees at CLS Catering prepare meals for major airlines and work as flight coordinators, checkers, and account managers at Toronto Pearson Internation- al Airport. UFCW Canada Locals 175 and 633 represent more than 70,000 Ontarians in various sectors of the economy. CP workers ratify 4-year contract CALGARY — Members of Unifor, Local 101R voted to ratify a new four-year collective agree- ment on Jan. 10 that includes wage increases and other pattern- setting wins for rail workers at Canadian Pacific (CP). "The bargaining committee worked hard to negotiate this agreement that includes signifi- cant gains, advances rail work- ers' rights, and sets the pattern for the sector," said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. Local 101R represents 1,200 workers from British Columbia to Quebec, who service locomo- tives and freight cars and pro- duce track, freight car and loco- motive components. The deal includes a 2.5 per cent increase in each of the first two years and a three per cent increase in each of the last two years, said the union. Workers at Ontario spa approve fi rst contract BANCROFT, Ont. — United Food and Commercial Work- ers union (UFCW), Local 1006A members working at Grail Springs Retreat in Bancroft, Ont., ratified their first union contract on Jan. 8. The new collective agreement runs until November 2021 and covers more than 20 workers, said the union. Under the three-year contract, members will see wage increases in each year of the agreement and will receive an annual personal wellness day providing access to all Grail Springs services (with a friend or family member), said UFCW. Workers will also gain one floating holiday per year and enjoy a new group benefits pack- age, said the union. Grail Springs Retreat is a ho- listic health and wellness centre specializing in spa and healing therapies, yoga, meditation and other services. The centre also features an inn and restaurant for guests. Members at the centre work as guest service representatives, housekeepers, kitchen staff and servers. LABOUR BRIEFS FORMERLY CLV REPORTS Serving labour relations professionals since 1956 Published weekly by omson Reuters Canada Ltd. Subscription rate: $599 per year Customer Service Tel: (416) 609-3800 (Toronto) (800) 387-5164 (outside Toronto) 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 Labour Reporter Canadian LABOUR LENS Photo: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier A demonstrator wears a mask depicting French President Emmanuel Macron as magistrates, clerks and lawyers attend a demonstration during a national profession-wide strike on Jan. 15 against planned justice reform law in Paris. © 2019 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.

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