Canadian Labour Reporter

June 5, 2017

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 Garda, Teamsters ratify new deal LAVAL, Que. — Workers at GardaWorld Cash Services af- filiated with Teamsters Canada ratified a new collective agree- ment May 29. Truck safety was the main issue in the negotiations. The company's fleet of trucks will meet higher safety levels, there- fore giving more protection to the workers. Workers are also getting wage and benefit im- provements, according to Team- sters. Local unions 419 and 879 rep- resent more than 600 workers at GardaWorld in Ontario. The new contract expires in 2021. Daycare, library join MGEU WINNIPEG — The Pas Re- gional Library (Local 440), and Les Tournesols de Saint-Vital (Local 441) — both in Manitoba — joined Manitoba Govern- ment and General Employees' Union (MGEU) in May. Nine workers from The Pas Regional Library voted to join the MGEU, while 24 employees of Les Tournesols de Saint-Vital agreed to certify, said the union. Local 441 members provide Francophone child care, a ser- vice that's in high demand in South Winnipeg, according to MGEU. The new additions join four new locals who have come onboard within the past two months. All have organized with the union after the introduction of Bill 7, which made joining a union more difficult for workers, said the union. The first step for both locals is to hold elections and estab- lish bargaining committees who will be working to negotiate the library and the daycare's first col- lective agreements. Loomis, Unifor sign agreement VANCOUVER — A tentative agreement reached on May 1 was ratified May 23 by Unifor members at Loomis Express. The new four-year contract includes a 10 per cent wage in- crease and a pension hike. The deal also eliminated the ability to contract out work, said the union. Unifor represents 1,600 work- ers at Loomis Express. The membership includes hourly drivers, owner-operators, call- centre staff, clerical and ware- house workers. The previous contract expired on March 31, 2017. First contract for Quebec crossing guards TROIS-RIVIÈREs, Que. — School crossing guards in Trois- Rivières, Que., signed their first collective agreement May 23. The agreement includes wage increases of three per cent per year over the next five years, said the union. The guards joined the Cana- dian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in 2015. "We worked hard to bring the crossing guards to a level simi- lar to that of other comparable workers in Quebec," said Nina Laflamme, CUPE representa- tive. Photo: Denis Balibouse (Reuters) LABOUR LENS Daniel Cork, head of the International Labour Organization staff union, shouts slogan towards United Nations and other staff during a demonstration against a planned 7.5 per cent salary cut at the United Nations in Geneva, on May 24. 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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