Canadian Labour Reporter

May 7, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 May 17 deadline for Cornwall, Ont., city workers CORNWALL, Ont. — The On- tario Ministry of Labour issued a "no-board report," setting a strike or lockout deadline for Cornwall municipal workers of 12:01 a.m. on May 17. The workers — who are rep- resented by Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Lo- cals 234, 3251-01 and 5734 — work for the city in outside jobs, at the library, and as paramedics. Members of CUPE Local 1792 — who work at long-term care home Glen Stor Dun Lodge — have also requested a "no-board, report" but as they do not have the right to strike, their issues will be resolved by interest arbi- tration, said the union. "We formally offered them every day except one, between now and the May 17 deadline," said Alison Denis, CUPE na- tional representative. "This is ample opportunity to avoid a work stoppage if they want to. We hope they take us up on the offer." The workers have been with- out a contract since 2015 (in the case of the library) and 2016 (in the case of the others), according to CUPE. Paramedics' right to strike is partially limited by an essential services agreement between the parties, which is a requirement of the Ambulance Services Col- lective Bargaining Act. Arrell Youth Centre workers locked out HAMILTON, Ont. — After de- manding that the 60 members of Ontario Public Service Em- ployees Union (OPSEU), Local 216 take a significant cut to their health plan, managers of the Ar- rell Youth Centre in Hamilton, Ont., locked out employees on April 27. "This employer should be ashamed of using kids in dire need of help in a powerplay against our members," said War- ren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU president. "Our members deeply care about the kids they're look- ing after." Arrell Youth Centre is a residential detention centre in Hamilton that provides secure custody and program services for up to 16 male youth. For the past two years, it has been oper- ating at capacity. The members of Local 216 have been without a contract since April 1, 2017, said the union. Employees have no Work- place Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage and al- ready pay the cost of their long- term disability, said the union. Tentative agreement for Gatineau, Que., workers GATINEAU, Que. — City of Gatineau, Que., municipal workers — who recently joined Canadian Union of Public Em- ployees (CUPE) — ratified a ten- tative agreement on April 24. Having been without a labour contract for more than three years, about 900 union members voted 97 per cent in favour of the agreement, said the union. Following a union card mem- bership blitz and the submis- sion of an certification applica- tion, the Gatineau White-Collar Workers' Union — which had not been affiliated with any union federation in 30 years — decided to join CUPE. 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/Jon Nazca LABOUR LENS Workers and union members hold banners and ags of the General Workers Union (UGT) and Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) during a May Day rally in Malaga, Spain, on May 1. The banner reads: "Time to win. Equality, better employment, higher salaries, worthy pensions."

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