Canadian Labour Reporter

March 27, 2017

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 Workers at Wendy's in under Bay, Ont., join UFCW THUNDER BAY, Ont. — Workers at a Wendy's restau- rant on Memorial Avenue in Thunder Bay, Ont., voted March 8 to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW) union. The issues that brought the employees — who are mostly young workers — to seek union representation with UFCW, Local 175, ranged from poor workplace conditions to unfair scheduling practices, as well as workplace harassment, intimi- dation, and threats that their jobs would be replaced with temporary foreign workers, ac- cording to the union. "Workers in the fast food in- dustry are often treated by their employers as disposable," said Shawn Haggerty, president of UFCW Canada, Local 175. Local 175 will now begin the process of negotiating a first collective agreement with the employer, according to the union. CUPE 1334 reaches deal with University of Guelph GUELPH, Ont. — The union representing trades, mainte- nance and service workers at the University of Guelph reached a tentative agreement March 12. Negotiators for Local 1334 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reached a deal with the Ontario university, averting a potential lockout or strike that could have begun as early as March 13, according to the union. It is expected that the union will hold a ratification meet- ing early next week to present the agreement to members for a vote on whether to accept or reject it. Until members have had a chance to review and make a decision on the tentative agree- ment, CUPE 1334 will make no further public statements. CN reaches tentative agreement with IBEW MONTREAL — Canadian Na- tional Railway (CN) negotiated a tentative agreement March 20 with the International Broth- erhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to renew the labour con- tract for about 700 CN signals and communications employees in Canada. Details of the tentative agree- ment are being withheld pend- ing ratification by the union's membership. CN expects to hear the results of the IBEW's ratification vote in May, accord- ing to the company. CN moves more than $250 billion worth of goods annually for a range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America. 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: 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 Sales Manager Paul Burton | (416) 649-9928 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: Roosevelt Cassio (Reuters) LABOUR LENS A protestor throws a tire into a bon re to block the Presidente Dutra highway during a strike against the Brazilian Social Welfare reform project from government, in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, on March 15. LABOUR BRIEFS

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