Canadian Labour Reporter

March 28, 2016

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PM #40065782 Labour Reporter Canadian CHCH-TV bankruptcy leads to complaints, investigation Unifor alleges more than $3.5 million owed to employees in Ontario BY LIZ FOSTER CHANNEL 11 filed for bankruptcy on Dec. 11, 2015. As a result, its 190 employees at CHCH-TV in Hamil- ton, Ont., lost their jobs. In the aftermath, Unifor — the union representing the CHCH employees — has filed several complaints against the employer with the Canada Industrial Rela- tions Board. Additionally, the federal government's labour stan- dards division has launched an investigation into the bankruptcy under the Canada Labour Code. "We understand that an investigation such as this, in the case of a bankruptcy involving employees, is stan- dard practice," said Cal Millar, president and chief op- erating officer at Channel Zero, which idirectly owns Channel 11. March 28, 2016 ARBITRATION AWARDS Driver dismissed after last chance agreement pg. 8 Moncton Construction Association - N.B. pg. 3 Government of New Brunswick pg. 3 Government of New Brunswick pg. 4 Town of Creston - B.C. pg. 5 Wheatland Emergency Medical Services - Alberta pg. 5 Shaw Pipe - Alberta pg. 6 Town of Drumheller - Alberta pg. 6 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Photo: Courtesy of Unifor pg. 2 Ontario minimum wage will go up Oct. 1 Province will tie annual inflation rates to base wages ARBITRATION AWARDS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS see Investigation > pg. 7 Seneca College union cannot gather on campus THE UNION that represents workers at Seneca College was denied a request for permission to engage in union activity on cam- pus, and rightly so, an arbitrator has decided. According to the collective agreement, there could be no so- licitation of membership dues, meetings or other union activities on college property, except as spe- cifically stated otherwise. On Oct. 9, 2014, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union UTILITIES Progressive Waste Solutions Canada Simcoe, Ont. (140 labourers) and Teamsters Canada Local 419 Renewal agreement: Effective June 1, 2015, to May 1, 2020. Signed on Nov. 12, 2015. Wage adjustments: Effective June 1, 2015: 3% Effective June 1, 2016: 2% CHCH-TV's 190 employees were effectively terminated after Channel 11 filed for bankruptcy. Workers are still owed millions in severance and notice, said Unifor. see Collective agreements > pg. 3 see Arbitration > pg 8

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