Canadian Labour Reporter

July 17, 2017

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2017 Bombardier collective agreement ratifi ed THUNDER BAY, ONT. — Members of Unifor Local 1075 in Thunder Bay, Ont., ratified a new three-year collective agree- ment with Bombardier July 9. "Unifor members are proud to build transit vehicles for Toronto and other cities, and this new contract is fair to them while helping ensure that smooth pro- duction continues," said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. The new collective agreement includes a seven-day work week for key work stations at the plant and new classifications for Bom- bardier Academy Trainers. Unifor Local 1075 President Dominic Pasqualino said the provisions will help with pro- duction of vehicles, including new streetcars being built for the Toronto Transit Commission. "We went into these talks with the needs of the transit services we supply at the top of our mind," said Pasqualino. "With this col- lective agreement, we have taken steps to help the company meet its obligations, while improving job security for our members." The new collective agreement also includes a general wage in- crease of $0.10 per hour for pro- duction workers and $0.30 per hour for skilled trades, as well as pension increases each year and a fold-in cost of living allowance. There are also increases to eye glass allowance, said the union. Workers at Comeau's Sea Foods join UFCW fund SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW) Local 864 members working at Co- meau's Sea Foods in Saulnier- ville, Nova Scotia, voted to join the union's National Defence Fund (NDF) July 10. The 70 members at Comeau's work as fishermen for one of Canada's leading seafood har- vesting, processing, and distri- bution companies. Established more than 30 years ago, the NDF ensures in the event of a strike or lockout, bargaining units that subscribe to the fund have the financial and logistical resources needed to fight tough employers, ac- cording to UFCW. The NDF also provides mem- bers with additional strike bene- fits, on top of their regular strike pay, said the union. CUPE, Village of Montrose ratify deal MONTROSE, B.C. — Canadi- an Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 2087 municipal work- ers and the Village of Montrose in British Columbia both voted in favour of ratifying a new col- lective agreement July 10. The three-year agreement includes wage increases of $0.65 per hour in each year of the new contract, a modest increase to the footwear and working clothing allowance as well as a premium for trades work, said the union. "We are pleased that both parties came to the table pre- pared to bargain which led to a quick and productive round of contract negotiations," said Jean Poole, CUPE 2087 president. CUPE 2087 represents six municipal workers who pro- vide a range of services to resi- dents and businesses in the Vil- lage of Montrose. Photo: Nacho Doce (Reuters) LABOUR LENS Members of Brazil's Homeless Workers' Movement shout slogans in front of the Sao Paulo Industry Federation building during a protest against Brazil President Michel Temer's proposed changes to labour and pension laws in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 10. 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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