Canadian Labour Reporter

April 23, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Hydro One, union reach tentative settlement TORONTO — Hydro One and the Power Workers' Union (PWU) have reached a tentative settlement. The two-year col- lective agreement covers about 4,000 employees in front-line roles in Ontario. Union members will vote on the tentative agreement, with the outcome anticipated by June 27. The leadership of the PWU are recommending members ac- cept this agreement. "Our respective negotiations teams worked diligently over the course of the last several months to arrive at an agreement which recognizes the significant con- tributions our employees make in maintaining the supply of power across the province," said Mayo Schmidt, president and CEO of Hydro One. Unifor, Resolute sign agreement MONTREAL — Pattern bar- gaining for Eastern Canada's pulp and paper sector has con- cluded with a four-year tentative agreement between Unifor and Resolute Forestry Products. "Pulp and paper jobs sustain communities large and small across Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic," said Jerry Dias, Unifor national president. "This tenta- tive agreement will ensure that Unifor members receive fair compensation." The priorities of this nego- tiation were related to wages, vacations, benefits, pension plan and job security, within the context of retaining and renew- ing the workforce. Ratification votes will be held in the different plants over the coming weeks, said Unifor. In the meantime, the details of the agreement will not be dis- cussed publicly until the mem- bers have been able to decide, said the union. The tentative agreement — once approved by members — will set the monetary pattern for all pulp and paper mills across the Ontario, Quebec and Atlan- tic regions. In all, some 15,000 members will be affected by the agreement, according to Unifor. "This contract will contrib- ute to the ongoing renewal of the forestry workforce, which is a major challenge for all mills," said Renaud Gagné, Unifor Qué- bec director. PortsToronto, CUPE ratify agreement TORONTO — PortsToronto and 91 of its hourly and salaried employees have ratified a new six-year collective agreement. The parties reached the agreement last week, following months of bargaining. In addi- tion to other improvements, the new agreement includes wage increases averaging two per cent in each year of the contract. "This new agreement will provide workers with improve- ments to their wages and bene- fits, while providing PortsToron- to with a stable and predictable labour relations environment over the agreement's lifetime," said a joint statement that was issued by PortsToronto and the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Local 416 of the Canadian Union of Pub- lic Employees (CUPE 416). CUPE 416 represents airfield maintenance workers, firefight- ers, ferry operators, electricianss and specialized staff. 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: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach LABOUR LENS Frank Bsirske — the leader of German public sector workers union Verdi — delivers a speech during a strike at the airport to demand higher wages in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 10.

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