Canadian Labour Reporter

March 4, 2019

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2019 New labour board vice- chairperson appointed REGINA — Barbara Mysko was appointed as the vice-chairper- son of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board on Feb. 21. Mysko replaced Justice Graeme Mitchell, who was ap- pointed to the Court of Queen's Bench in September 2018, said the board. "Mysko is a welcome addition to the board, bringing significant labour and employment law ex- perience to the role," said Don Morgan, Labour Relations and Workplace Safety minister. "Her extensive knowledge of consti- tutional law, human rights law and government processes and her active involvement with the Law Society of Saskatchewan enable her to consider issues brought to the board with fair- ness and neutrality." After earning a bachelor of arts in international studies at the University of Saskatchewan and a master of arts in interna- tional development at Dalhousie University, Mysko received her bachelor of civil law and bach- elor of common law from Mc- Gill University in 2005. She was called to the bar in 2007. Since 2009, she worked as crown coun- sel at the Ministry of Justice, first in the Civil Law Division before moving to the Constitutional Law Branch in 2011. Mysko was Saskatchewan's representative for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indig- enous Women and Girls, said the board. The Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board is a quasi-judi- cial tribunal that adjudicates dis- putes under the Saskatchewan Employment Act and deals with applications for union certifica- tion or decertification. Riobel workers in Saint- Jérôme, Que., sign fi rst deal SAINT-JÉRÔME, Que. — United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) Cana- da, Local 1991P members at Rio- bel in Saint-Jérôme, Que., signed their first union contract on Feb. 21, gaining wage increases, new benefits and improvements to working conditions. The 90 manufacturing em- ployees work as clerks, forklift truck operators, assemblers, maintenance workers, and ma- chinists at Riobel's Saint-Jérôme plant, which produces faucets and shower systems. Under the new three-year collective agreement, workers will see the implementation of a new wage scale that provides wage increases of two to 17 per cent (depending on job clas- sification), the introduction of the UFCW dental plan (funded entirely by the employer and providing members with 80 per cent reimbursement for dental care), better group-insurance coverage, and more vacation time, said the union. CBC, CMG reach tentative 5-year deal TORONTO — CBC/Radio- Canada and the Canadian Me- dia Guild (CMG) agreed to a five-year tentative agreement on Feb. 15. The agreement follows months of discussions with CBC on issues including temporary and precarious employment, scheduling and the wellbeing of employees, Northern ben- efits and compensation, said the union. Similar to past negotiations, the parties relied on an interest- based approach throughout the bargaining process, said CMG. 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/Lexi Browning © 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. Striking teachers celebrate as lawmakers reject a bill that would have opened the rst charter schools in the state, at the Capitol building in Charleston, West Virginia, on Feb. 19.

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