Canadian Labour Reporter

May 28, 2018

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2 Canadian HR Reporter, a Thomson Reuters business 2018 Humane society workers ratify deal BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Employ- ees at the Quinte Humane Soci- ety in Belleville, Ont., signed a new agreement on May 9. The agreement contains con- tingencies should the minimum wage increase or freeze at $14 per hour in Ontario. Employ- ees with one to three years of service receive an increase of $0.10 per hour. Those with four to five years' experience receive a bump of $0.70 per hour. And employees with six years' service or more receive an increase of $1 per hour. These increases are effective May 12. All employees will see salary improvements totalling an additional $0.55 per hour over the remaining two years of the agreement, said the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW). New language provides stew- ards with 15 minutes of paid time to meet with new employ- ees. Stewards can use this time to introduce new members to the union and the benefits provided in their collective agreement. Improved language provides minimum call-in pay of four hours if the employer cancels a shift with less than 48 hours' no- tice, according to the union. Vacation language improves to provide up to five weeks' paid leave after an employee com- pletes 18 years of service. In addition, employees can now request to start their vacation mid-week for travel purposes. This allows members more flex- ibility and better cost-saving opportunities when it comes to booking trips or travelling dur- ing less busy times, said UFCW. The new agreement now provides for five paid sick days, which can now also be used for emergency leave. Employees will receive eye exam reimburse- ment up to $75 every two years. Lastly, a new uniform allowance provides employees with $100 toward the cost of purchasing work attire, said the union. Flex-N-Gate workers in Windsor, Ont., sign contract WINDSOR, Ont. — Unifor, Lo- cal 195 members at Flex-N-Gate in Windsor, Ont., ratified a new three-year collective agreement on May 15. The 580 workers — who manufacture auto parts for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford — voted 76 per cent in favour of the new contract which includes a signing bonus, improvements to benefits and pensions and wage increases, said the union. "Regular production workers will see a $1-an-hour increase and skilled trades will receive $1.90-an-hour over the lifetime of the agreement," said John Toth, president Unifor, Local 195. Strike over for Aryzta workers in Winnipeg WINNIPEG — United Food and Commercial Workers Cana- da (UFCW), Local 832 members working at Aryzta in Winnipeg ended a two-week strike after ratifying a new contract that provides wage increases and bet- ter working conditions. The new collective agreement provides workers with a 1.8 per cent wage increase in retroac- tive pay, along with paid lunches and additional wage increases of 3.5 per cent over the term of the contract, said the union. 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/Rodolfo Buhrer LABOUR LENS Brazilian truck drivers block the BR-116 highway with their trucks during a strike in Curitiba, Brazil, on May 21. The banner reads: "Strike! Without truck, Brazil stop, we cannot continue. Brazil will stop, total stoppage, support us!"

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