Canadian Labour Reporter

February 17, 2020

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PM #40065782 February 17, 2020 Labour Reporter Canadian 'Sole-source' guarantee not enough to keep Ontario auto-parts plant open A MULTINATIONAL company's agreement that its Ontario facility would be the sole source of a product didn't keep it from closing the plant and moving production when the plant was no longer economically viable. Nemak of Canada was part of a multinational conglomerate that operated a plant in Wind- sor, Ont. that manufactured auto parts. In 2015 the company realized that work for the Windsor plant would run out by 2019 and it would prob- ably have to close the plant. However, there was an opportunity to take over a contract from its Mexican facility that would give the Windsor plant work until 2023. In order to take over the contract, however, Nemak had to ensure cost certainty. In Febru- ary 2016, the company asked the union to extend the existing collective agreement, which expired in 2019. In return, Nemak would commit to per- forming all the work from the new contract in 'Major victory' Montreal university staff get pay equity win after tribunal ruling Alberta worker reinstated after dismissal for unauthorized absences AN ALBERTA worker commit- ted serious misconduct by taking time off and driving a company van home during several work- days, but dismissal was excessive given his service and his reason for the misconduct. First Student was an Edmon- ton-based company operating school buses and charter buses. It hired Stephan Marusiak in 2002 and he eventually took on the role of a shop service person. His job responsibilities included ensur- ing buses were ready to go in the morning and performing minor GOVERNMENT City of Calgary Calgary (4,200 municipal employees) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 38 Renewal agreement: Effective March 15, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2021. Ratified on March 15, 2019. Signed on Sept. 16, 2019. Wage adjustments: Effective Dec. 23, 2019: 1.5% Shift premium: 5% higher than current rate of pay for ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 pg. 2 Garda Security Screening — Ontario pg. 4 Saputo Dairy Products — Alberta pg. 4 Thompson Rivers University – British Columbia pg. 5 Caesars Windsor — Ontario pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Google Street View see Misconduct > pg. 8 see Nemak > pg. 8 Managing Unionized Environments: March 3-5: 2020: Toronto Labour Relations Foundations: March 22-27, 2020: Kingston LEARN MORE FEB 2020.qxp_Layout 1 2020-01-27 6:27 PM Page 1

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