Canadian Labour Reporter

April 10, 2017

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 Canada Bread locks out Langley, B.C., bakers LANGLEY, B.C. — On April 1, Canada Bread locked out Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco, Work- ers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Local 468 employees who work in the Langley, B.C., bakery. Canada Bread met with the BCTGM Local 468 for 11 days during the past three months to negotiate the renewal of their collective agreement, according to the company. The Langley bakery employs 200 associates, 160 of whom are in the bargaining unit represent- ed by BCTGM Local 468, said Canada Bread. Grand River Transit strike averted in Ontario WATERLOO, Ont. — Work- ers at the Grand River Transit Authority in Ontario reached a tentative agreement April 2, averting a strike set to begin in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge on April 3. "After intense negotiations this weekend, the union is pleased to have reached a mutual agreement with the employer to address Unifor's main concerns, and will keep our drivers on the road serving the people of Kitch- ener-Waterloo and Cambridge," said Tim Mitchell, Unifor na- tional representative. A strike deadline for April 3 had been announced, in an ef- fort to give the public ample notice and an opportunity to make alternative arrangements for travel. Transit services were to continue, pending ratification vote, according to the union. Details of the new contract are to be released once a deal is been ratified. Workplace health and safety and other issues were the main topics in the negotiations, which started back in December, said Unifor. Local 4304 represents more than 600 transit operators, service attendants and skilled trades workers employed at Grand River Transit. Workers at Mondiv in Quebec get fi rst contract BOISBRIAND, Que. — United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW) Local 1991P members working at Mondiv in Boisbriand, Que., signed their first collective agreement March 27. Mondiv is a division of Las- sonde Specialities, which manu- factures food products such as sauces, broths, marinades and soups. The more than 100 mem- bers at Mondiv work as cooks, machine operators, forklift operators, electro-mechanical technicians, carpenters and as production workers. The new agreement brings wage adjustments of 1.3 per cent and raises of 2.25 per cent per year, said the union. It also acknowledges the sum- mer months as prime vacation time for members, according to UFCW. The three-year agreement will run until Sept. 30, 2019. Photo: Marcos Brindicci (Reuters) LABOUR LENS A gure depicting Argentina's president Mauricio Macri is seen during a protest against the government's policies as part of a 24-hour strike called by Argentine Workers Confederation in Buenos Aires, on March 30. LABOUR BRIEFS 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

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