Canadian Labour Reporter

June 10, 2019

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a HAB Press business 2019 Government reaches agreement with 5 units OTTAWA — The Canadian government reached five new tentative agreements on May 28 with groups of the Profes- sional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the Association of Canadian Finan- cial Officers (ACFO) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). If the contracts become ratified, the agreements will apply to almost 30,000 federal public service employees, said the Treasury Board. The agreements cover a pe- riod of four years and include economic increases of two per cent for each of the first two years, and 1.5 per cent for each of the remaining two years of the agreements, said the Treasury Board. These tentative agreements also include new measures to facilitate their implementation and to compensate employees who do not receive retroactive payments or salary increases within agreed-upon timelines, said the board. Other tentative provisions would reflect today's demands on workers, including new caregiver leave and an extend- ed period for parental leave to better align with Employment Insurance benefits, said the Treasury Board. First contract signed at Autobus Intersco VERCHÈRES, Que. — Work- ers at school-bus company Au- tobus Intersco ratified their first collective agreement on May 23. Teamsters, Local 106 rep- resents employees at the Ver- chères, Que., company which covers the Commission scolaire des Patriotes school board. The union negotiated an 18 per cent raise over the course of the three-year contract. Hourly wages will go from $17.55 to $20.94 at the end of the collective agreement, said the union. Improvements were also made to sick-leave and family- leave provisions, as well as to vacation percentages, said Teamsters. The contract was ratified by 91 per cent of members, said the union. Pilkington Glass workers ratify contract WHITBY, Ont. — Unifor, Lo- cal 222 members at the Pilking- ton Glass unit in Whitby, Ont., achieved significant wage in- creases and gains in paid vaca- tion in a new three-year collec- tive agreement that was ratified on May 21. "The bargaining commit- tee worked hard to negotiate a strong contract that includes the largest pay increases since the unit was formed back in 2007," said Colin James, Unifor, Local 222 president. The increase in the wage pro- gression moves six per cent as of June 9, with additional increases of two per cent in both 2020 and 2021, said the union. Workers will receive a full women's advocate program, paid domestic-violence leave and ha- rassment language that adds a four-member joint investigation committee with all investigation training paid by the employer, said Unifor. The new agreement also secures a preferential hire agreement that will offer first opportunity employment to any members displaced from General Motors Oshawa or the General Motors supply chain, said the union. 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/Agustin Marcarian ©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. Demonstrators hold placards that read "Enough of (Argentina's President Mauricio) Macri and IMF," at the Buenos Aires Obelisk during a one-day national strike on May 29 in Argentina.

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