Canadian Labour Reporter

March 21, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian OLG lockout continues in Ottawa Pension changes, wage increases major sticking points for union BY SABRINA NANJI SINCE just before Christmas, about 120 workers at the Rideau Carleton Raceway casino in Ottawa have been locked out of their jobs. In March, they were on the steps of Queen's Park in Toronto, flags waving and hip hop blaring, during a rally to get the provincial government to put pressure on the Crown corporation to return the parties to the bargaining table after talks broke down. That same week, the union that represents the ca- sino employees, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the provincial labour relations board for the alleged hiring of so-called scab workers. The impasse during negotiations could be attribut- ed to wages and pensions — two major sticking points for PSAC. According to the union, Rideau Carleton work- ers have not received a wage increase in the last six years, and the modest bumps proffered by March 21, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS see Collective agreements > pg. 3 Grievance a moot point for temporary employee pg. 8 CMC Electronics pg. 3 Rolls Royce pg. 4 CMC Electronics pg. 4 Aklavik Housing Association pg. 5 Information Communication Services pg. 5 Edmonton Public Library Board pg. 6 Saint John Construction Assoc. pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Sabrina Nanji pg. 2 Canada loses 2,300 jobs Cheaper oil prices contribute to job losses in the natural resources sector in February. ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Arbitration > pg 8 see NDP > pg. 7 Housekeeper's absenteeism costs her job A HOUSEKEEPER with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) in Toronto will remain unemployed, an arbitrator has decided. Shanyse Rowe, a part-time housekeeper at MLSE, was fired in accordance with a new atten- dance policy in 2014. Rowe filed a grievance against her employer with the Teamsters Union Local 847. In 2014, MLSE and the Team- sters negotiated an attendance PRODUCTION Rolls Royce Lachine, Que. (750 production employees) and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 869 Renewal agreement: Effective March 24, 2013, to March 19, 2016. Signed on Mary 13, 2013. Wage adjustments: Effective March 24, 2013: 3% Effective March 23, 2014: 3% Effective March 22, 2015: 3% Shift premium: $1.05 per hour PSAC and other unions held a rally outside Queen's Park in Toronto, calling on the province to intervene at the bargaining table.

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