Canadian Labour Reporter

February 13, 2017

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 Unifor, DHL agree to deal TORONTO — Unifor has reached a tentative agreement with one of the world's largest international parcel shipping companies, avoiding midnight job action deadline. "The bargaining committee worked around the clock to se- cure fair compensation for the workers who make DHL suc- cessful," said Mario Santos, Uni- for national representative. Unifor's 900 members would have been in a legal strike posi- tion at 12:01 a.m. ET on Feb. 6, said the union. DHL's regional offices are lo- cated on or near airport proper- ties across Canada, which could have caused complications for some airports' operations. Unifor represents all DHL workers outside of Quebec working as express mail couri- ers and logistics administrators. Most DHL operations facilities are located at airports, including Vancouver, Hamilton, Edmon- ton and Calgary. Agreement for MEA,CUPE MONTREAL — The Maritime Employers Association (MEA) has concluded an agreement for nine years with the Cana- dian Union of Public Employ- ees (CUPE), Local 1375 which represents 103 longshoremen working at the Ports of Trois- Rivières and Bécancour. ''The coming into force of the new collective agreement will contribute to maintain healthy labour relations as well as a fa- vourable context for the eco- nomic development activities of both ports in the area in the years to come," said Stéphane Moren- cy, MEA president. The agreement includes more flexibility regarding working hours to better meet the expec- tations of these ports' clientele and to deal more effectively in an increase of tonnage. The agreement also provides a wage increase as well as a significant augmentation to the pension fund's contribution for all long- shoremen, said the union. The Maritime Employers As- sociation is a non-profit organi- zation representing ship owners, operators and agents of vessels, stevedoring contractors and ter- minal operators. The MEA has a mandate to act on behalf of its members in the negotiation and management of the collective agreements for more than 1,400 employees working in the Ports of Mon- treal, Trois-Rivières/Bécancour, Hamilton and Toronto. PSAC reaches agreement with Treasury Board OTTAWA — After four days of mediation, the Public Service Al- liance of Canada (PSAC) and the Treasury Board have reached a tentative agreement for the op- erational services group, which covers almost 10,000 federal public service workers. The deal includes the signifi- cant breakthroughs on sick leave and workforce adjustment that were negotiated by the common issues committee last December, according to the union. "Some progress was made to- wards achieving a key demand of equal pay with similar workers in the private sector and public sec- tors," said Robyn Benson, PSAC national president. The workers will receive eco- nomic wage increases of 1.25 per cent per year for four years. The union also achieved market and wage adjustments of between 0.5 per cent and 15 per cent. FORMERLY CLV REPORTS Serving labour relations professionals since 1956 Published weekly by omson Reuters Canada Ltd. Subscription rate: $595 per year Customer Service Tel: (416) 609-3800 (Toronto) (800) 387-5164 (outside Toronto) Fax: (416) 298-5106 Email: customersupport.legaltaxcanada Website: Director, Media Solutions, Canada Karen Lorimer Publisher/Editor-in-Chief Todd Humber Editor/Supervisor Sarah Dobson | (416) 649-7896 News Editor John Dujay | (416) 298-5129 Contributing Editor Jeff rey R. Smith Marketing Co-ordinator Keith Fulford | (416) 649-9585 © 2017 omson Reuters Canada Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the publisher. e publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice. If legal or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. e analysis contained herein represents the opinion of the authors and should in no way be construed as being either offi cial or unoffi cial policy of any governmental body. ISSN 0045-5113 Publications Registration 2089 Canadian Labour Reporter is part of the Canadian HR Reporter group of publications. Visit for more information. Labour Reporter Canadian Photo: Ricardo Moraes (Reuters) LABOUR LENS Anti-government demonstrators burned a bus on Feb. 1, near the State Assembly of Rio de Janeiro after a clash with riot policemen during a protest against the Rio de Janeiro state government's plan to limit public spending. LABOUR BRIEFS

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