Canadian Labour Reporter

February 29, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian GoodLife Fitness employees looking to buff up benefits Toronto-based coaches, instructors seek union representation BY LIZ FOSTER PERSONAL COACHES and class instructors at GoodLife Fit- ness say their current contracts just aren't working out. A group of employees at the gym chain's Toronto-area loca- tions are campaigning for union representation. The workers have expressed concern over low wages, non-compete clauses and a lack of injury insurance. Workers United Canada Coun- cil, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is seeking to represent the employees. Large corporate gym chains like GoodLife are not typically unionized, said Tanya Fergu- son, lead organizer for Workers United Canada Council. Because of this lack of representation, she said, the work being done by coaches and trainers has become increasingly precarious. "It's absolutely shocking that they do a physical job, they need to use their body every time they're out there, and they have zero protection if they're injured on the job," Ferguson said. "You have people who are help- ing the general public meet their fitness goals and have a healthy February 29, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Probationary employees grieve dismissal pg. 6 CAE — Que. pg. 3 General Motors — Ont. pg. 4 Memorial University — Nfld. pg. 4 Fortis Properties (Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland) — Nfld. pg. 5 Brink's Canada — N.S. pg. 5 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Kim Hong-Ji (Reuters) pg. 2 First responders get PTSD presumption Ontario introduces a bill to help first responders with PTSD. ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 6 Workers United Canada Council is seeking to represent personal coaches and instructors at Toronto-area GoodLife Fitness locations after the employees expressed concerns about their benefits. see GoodLife > pg. 7 MANUFACTURING Bombardier Completion Centre Dorval, Que. (1,670 technical employees) and Unifor Renewal agreement: Effective Dec. 5, 2013, to Dec. 5, 2016. Wage adjustments: $850 for permanent employees upon ratification Effective Nov. 30, 2013: 3% Full-time nurses grieve after losing promotions THREE NURSES at a hospital in Sudbury, Ont., each filed a griev- ance after applying for two open full-time positions in the microbi- ology department. Each of the nurses, represented by the Ontario Public Service Em- ployees Union (OPSEU), were screened out of the competition at an early stage and not granted an interview. Management said that was be- cause the posting required appli- cants who have at least one year of

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