Canadian Labour Reporter

December 14, 2015

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Compromise for city, parks workers THE CANADIAN Union of Public Employees (CUPE) filed a grievance against the City of Castlegar in British Columbia over who should maintain certain parkland. CUPE Local 2262 argued that maintenance and servicing of the beach area known as Millennium Ponds had been contracted out il- legally. It argued that, traditional- ly, members of the bargaining unit December 14, 2015 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 6 Employee blames PTSD after being fired for theft pg. 11 Securitas Transport Aviation Security pg. 6 Regina School Division No. 4 pg. 6 Burnco Rock Products pg. 6 Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations pg. 7 Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations pg. 7 Nova Scotia Power pg. 8 Saint John Construction Association pg. 9 Belvedere Care Centre pg. 9 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Chris Wattie (Reuters) Give yourself the gift of knowledge Enrol by December 31, 2015 and save up to $750 on 2016 programs! Learn more. Tel: 1-888-858-7838 Email: Web: Register today and start 2016 off right with a program from Queen's IRC. pg. 2 Trucking companies, Unifor ratify deals Parties finalize agreements after B.C. employees withdraw services ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS New labour minister, new labour landscape MaryAnn Mihychuk says Liberals will repeal Bills C-377, C-525 BY SABRINA NANJI CALL IT WHAT you will — a red tide, a crimson wave — but when the Liberals swept Parliament with an overwhelming majority this fall, they brought with them a new vi- sion for labour and the future of work in Canada. Enter MaryAnn Mihychuk, minis- ter of employment and workforce de- velopment, who has been tasked with handling the country's labour file. That includes repealing two hotly contested private member's bills, C-525 and C-377, which were passed by the previous Conservative govern- ment. The former introduced a secret ballot vote during the certification process in federal jurisdictions, and the latter would require unions to publicly disclose financial spending beyond $5,000, as well as publish sala- ries of top union brass. Federal labour minister MaryAnn Mihychuk is sworn into office in Ottawa in November. see Proposed > pg. 10 EDUCATION Louis Riel School Division Winnipeg (980 elementary and secondary teachers) and the Manitoba Teachers' Society Renewal agreement: Effective July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2018. Signed on May 19, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective 1st day of fall term 2015: 2% see Arbitration > pg 11

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