Canadian Labour Reporter

May 20, 2019

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2019 Correctional union accepts Phoenix pay agreement CALGARY — While gathered for its national general assembly in Calgary on May 14, delegates from the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO) voted in favour of an agreement with the Treasury Board, aimed at compensating public service workers — including correc- tional officers — for problems caused by the implementation of the troubled Phoenix pay system. About 200 correctional offi- cers from the country's 49 federal correctional institutions adopt- ed the agreement, which pro- vides for immediate compensa- tion for the correctional officers, as well as the implementation of a simplified process for claiming and assessing compensation for the entitlements pursuant to the collective agreement as well as the payment of damages, said the union. However, this agreement stip- ulates that the employer always has the obligation to stabilize the pay system as quickly as possible and does not release it from its obligations to correctional offi- cers who are still suffering from Phoenix's failures, according to UCCO. The UCCO represents more than 7,400 members across Canada in 49 federal institu- tions. Agropur workers in Saint-Damase, Que., sign deal SAINT-DAMASE, Que. — United Food and Commer- cial Workers union (UFCW) Canada, Local 1991P members working at Agropur (Damafro) in Saint-Damase, Que., signed a new collective agreement on May 9 that provides wage in- creases and job security. The new contract improves working conditions for the 100 members working at the dairy processing plant and includes gains in non-monetary benefits as well as wage increases of 9.65 per cent over five years, said the union. "This new contract will pro- tect jobs and maintain excel- lent working conditions at the plant," said Mario Maison- neuve, UFCW Canada, Local 1991P president. UFCW Canada, Local 1991P represents more than 5,600 employees working at 60 com- panies across Quebec. Health unit nurses in Ontario accept new off er WINDSOR, Ont. — After a two-month strike, more than 80 nurse practitioners, pub- lic health nurses and regis- tered practical nurses with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit voted to accept a new contract on May 8. "Members of the public came out and joined our nurses on the picket lines, donated funds to help keep our nurses afloat, brought hot drinks and food, supported the nurses' communi- ty fundraising efforts, and most importantly, expressed their support for the work our mem- bers do," said Vicki McKenna, Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) president. The agreement was reached with the assistance of a mediator and the employer must still vote on the deal, said the union. ONA represents more than 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 18,000 nursing student affiliates. LABOUR BRIEFS FORMERLY CLV REPORTS Serving labour relations professionals since 1956 Published weekly by HAB Press, a subsidiary of Key Media Subscription rate: $599 per year Customer Service Tel: (416) 609-3800 (Toronto) (800) 387-5164 (outside Toronto) Email: Website: President Tim Duce 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/Brian Snyder ©2019 HAB Press 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, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher (HAB Press). Return Mail Registration # 1522825 Return Postage Guaranteed Paid News Revenue Toronto 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. Uber and Lyft drivers protest during a day-long strike on May 8 outside Uber's of ce in Saugus, Mass.

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