Canadian Labour Reporter

February 1, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian Casino workers docked pay after poker game eliminated AFTER a casino eliminated the game of poker, it issued layoff no- tices to 43 employees and reduced their rates immediately — a move that an arbitrator found was partly against the collective agreement. Starlight Casino in New West- minster, B.C., was in the middle of negotiations for a new collec- tive agreement with its union, the British Columbia Government and Service Employees Union (BCGEU) when the notices were issued. Strike at Chronicle Herald continues Could paper's 'hard bargaining' lead to unfair labour complaint? BY SABRINA NANJI A STRIKE and ongoing labour dispute at the Chronicle Herald in Halifax continues after talks broke down again last week. About 61 newsroom employees at the daily pa- per walked off the job on Jan. 23 after negotiations came to a halt earlier that week. Management is seeking to lay off up to 18 em- ployees, according to the Halifax Typographical Union (HTU), which operates under the Com- munications Workers of America-Canada union (CWA Canada), along with reducing wages and changing schedules and future pension benefits in order to adapt to the financial demands of running a newspaper in a bleeding industry. The bargaining team made significant conces- sions but the employer wouldn't budge, said Mar- tin O'Hanlon, president of CWA Canada. That in- cluded a five per cent wage decrease and changes to severance provisions. February 1, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Employee must allow access to psychologist's file pg. 8 Ontario Power Generation — Ont. pg. 3 Maritime Broadcasting System — N.S. pg. 3 Queen's University — Ont. pg. 4 First Student Canada — B.C. pg. 4 First Student Canada — B.C. pg. 5 Calgary Power — Alta. pg. 5 Wings Motor — B.C. pg. 6 Gate Gourmet — Ont. pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Halifax Typographical Union pg. 2 Union calls for ownership legislation CWA calls on government to address media concentration ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Layoff > pg. 7 see Arbitration > pg 8 RETAIL Acadia Toyota Scion Moncton, N.B. (Automobile dealers) and Unifor Local 4501 Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 1, 2014, to Oct. 31, 2018. Signed on April 13, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective March 7, 2016: 2.25% Effective March 6, 2017: 2.5% Effective March 5, 2018: 3% Paid holidays: 10 days. Vacations with pay: 4% of earnings to start, 2 weeks after 1 About 60 newsroom employees at the Chronicle Herald in Halifax walked off the job after negotiations with their employer came to a halt last week.

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