Canadian Labour Reporter

March 26, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Winnipeg Instabox workers ratify deal WINNIPEG — United Food and Commercial Workers Cana- da (UFCW), Local 832 members working at Instabox in Winni- peg voted on March 17 in favour of a new four-year collective agreement that provides wage increases and an improved foot- wear allowance. "It was a little endeavouring to finalize this contract, but the bargaining committee and the Instabox members stayed strong throughout the negotiations, and we succeeded in getting an impressive agreement," said So- nia Taylor, UFCW 832 union negotiator. Highlights of the new agree- ment, which runs until the end of 2021, include wage increases to- taling 6.3 per cent, an improved reimbursement for safety foot- wear and head-band earmuffs, a hike to the evening shift pre- mium and full-time employees will receive eight hours' pay for each general holiday, according to UFCW. The Instabox employees man- ufacture corrugated cardboard boxes, and also work in the ship- ping/receiving and maintenance departments of the Winnipeg- based company. IGA workers in Carignan, Que., sign fi rst contract CARIGNAN, Que. — United Food and Commercial Work- ers Canada (UFCW), Local 500 members working at Les Marchés IGA Lambert in Cari- gnan, Que., ratified their first collective agreement on March 15. "We are very satisfied with the way this first collective bargain- ing session worked out for the new members at IGA Lambert," said Antonio Filato, UFCW Canada, Local 500 president. "This first contract protects high-quality jobs in the retail food sector and reflects the hard work of our outstanding bar- gaining committee." Two days of productive bar- gaining garnered improvements for the IGA members including the introduction of seniority, wage increases of six per cent over three years, 40 hours of sick leave for full-time workers, three floater days for all workers, and bonuses for the department, kitchen and pastry shop manag- ers, according to the union. First tentative agreement with Suncor facility FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — After a year of negotiations, Unifor, Local 707A and Suncor Energy Logistics reached a ten- tative agreement on March 19 for 13 workers at the East Tank Farm (ETF) facility, which is lo- cated north of Fort McMurray, Alta. The first contract includes union recognition, a grievance procedure, statutory holiday pay and the standard severance package for Unifor energy sector workers, according to Unifor. Wage increases will be up to 5.6 per cent in the first year, then the prevailing Suncor increase for the remaining three years (to be negotiated in 2019), said the union. Unifor also secured lump- sum payments for increases de- layed since the union was certi- fied in 2017. LABOUR BRIEFS FORMERLY CLV REPORTS Serving labour relations professionals since 1956 Published weekly by omson Reuters Canada Ltd. Subscription rate: $610 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 Sales Manager Paul Burton | (416) 649-9928 Marketing Co-ordinator Keith Fulford | (416) 649-9585 © 2018 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: Denis Balibouse (Reuters) LABOUR LENS A woman walks past posters calling to vote yes for a staff strike at the European headquarters of the United Nations' of ce in Geneva on March 15.

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